New Honda 1.6 diesel engine confirmed

Honda Motor Company announced at the Tokyo Motor Show last week that Honda have developed a new generation of engines called Earth Dreams Technology. This new engine series will deliver excellent performance and environmental values and will be gradually introduced throughout the Honda range.

With the exceptional environmental values of Earth Dreams Technology, Honda says that it will strive to be number one in fuel economy in each category within three years.

The first engine from this series for Europe will be a newly developed 1.6 diesel engine. Designed for the European market, this new smaller diesel engine will first be mounted on Honda’s new Civic. It is expected the new diesel version will be launched in late 2012.

It is lighter than any other diesel engine of its size and with CO2 emissions below 100g/km and 120ps (at 4000rpm ), the engine delivers a class-leading balance of fuel economy and performance. The 300Nm of torque (at 2000rpm ) results in excellent driveability for models equipped with this engine.


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