Honda engineers will offer turbo diesel engine for the European Civic

August 26, 2017 at 1:24 pm

Honda Civic of the tenth generation is already sold in Europe. On the market the model is available only with 1.0 and 1.5-liter petrol engines generating 129 horsepower and 200 Nm and 182-hp and 240 Nm respectively. The Company decided to expand the motor range and add 1.6-liter i-DTEC diesel motor that can deliver 120 horses and 300 Nm of torque. The diesel version will be delivered in Europe since March 2018. The novelty was tested in WLTP cycle, which can be considered as an alternative to the NEDC standard.

Honda Civic will be available with diesel engine in Europe pic

Honda Civic will be available with diesel engine in Europe pic

The engineers improved the unit with chromium-molybdenum alloy pistons and plate-hole plating that allowed getting a low friction’s coefficient. The use of aluminum material allowed reducing the motor’s weight. The stiffness of the cylinder block is also increased. They also reworked the fuel injection and turbocharger. In addition, the carmakers could get rid of the noise and vibration.

1.6-liter i-DTEC diesel motor has got a set of improvements photo

1.6-liter i-DTEC diesel motor has got a set of improvements photo

The new Civic makes 2000 rpm to reach the torque and spends 10.4 seconds to accelerate to100 km/h. The fuel consumption in the combined mode makes 3.7 liters per 100 km. The 1.6 i-DTEC motor will be complemented by 9-step automatics later in 2018.

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