Honda's New Turbo Petrol Engines, DCT; Civic Type R Revealed Further

Mike Stevens | Nov 19, 2013

NEW HONDA TURBO ENGINES

Honda will soon launch a trio of new turbocharged VTEC petrol engines, in the form of 1.0 three-cylinder and 1.5 litre four-cylinder engines, along with the new Civic Type R's 2.0 litre four-cylinder turbo mill.

Honda has previously confirmed the the new Civic Type R's engine will offer "in excess" of 206kW, but full technical details for the smaller engines are still to be confirmed.

All three engines will benefit from direct injection however, and will join Honda's 1.6 litre diesel engine at the small end of its new Earth Dreams engine range.

Driven by an industry-wide move toward small-capacity turbo engines in a bid to meet tightening emissions regulations, Honda says its new engines will offer class-leading outputs and efficiency figures.

The 1.0 litre engine will offer around 95kW and 200Nm of torque - impressive figures for its size, and easily a match for Ford's three-cylinder EcoBoost engine.

Moving up to the larger 1.5 engine, power grows to around 150kW and 260Nm, again solid figures and more in the realm of larger engines.

Most models with the smaller engines will get manual and new CVT automatic transmissions, although performance offerings - and the more prestige-focused Acura models - will get an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic option.

Interestingly, the dual-clutch auto will also get an advanced torque converter - normally the domain of conventional autos - to help smooth-out launches and low-speed downshifts.

Launch timing has also not been announced, but Honda has confirmed the Type R will be the first to feature one of its new turbo engines.

Honda has also released a set of new images for the upcoming Civic Type R, snapped during assessment at the Tochigi Test Track in Japan.

"The car and the characteristics of the car were fantastic. I was really impressed by the power and the torque of the engine but also by the set-up they achieved," Honda's WTCC driver Gabriele Tarquini said during testing.

"The car is very pointed on the front and very fast to change direction'. 'This car is very close to my racing car and you can feel very well the DNA of Type R."

MORE: Civic Type R Technical Details Confirmed

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  • Milkman
    Milkman says,
    1 year ago
    I'll wait for the 10th gen
  • CAZZO says,
    1 year ago
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    Only 10 years behind the Europeans with the downsizing theme.....

    honda, home of photo/copycat engineering
    • OutbackOZ
      OutbackOZ says,
      1 year ago
      Well they must have been 14 years in font when they launched the S2000. 184kw-218Nm to Toyotas 86 of only 147kw-205Nm.

      I think Honda has done extremely well to produce the power out of there engines with out resorting to forced induction.
      • CAZZO says,
        1 year ago
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        Well they must have been 14 years in font when they launched the S2000. 184kw-218Nm to Toyotas 86 of only 147kw-205Nm.

        I think Honda has done extremely well to produce the power out of there engines with out resorting to forced induction.



        And TTOTALLY undriveable with zero low down torque

        That is know as "brochure horsepower" laugh
        • Fred says,
          1 year ago
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          @Cazzo
          How many Honda's have you actually owned or at least driven?

          I have owned cars with VTEC engines and they are a hoot to drive.

          I had the pleasure of also driving a S2000 numerous times and I have no idea what you are on about. The engines rev a little higher than your "normal engine and might not have the torque of a 3.6 V6 but they are still quicker and much more fun to drive.

          I really believe you are the one that reades to many magazines/brochures, as it seems you know it all.

          10 years behind in downsizing?
          Where did you get this number from?
          Honda engines had lower emmision outputs than most other suppliers, hence the others had to come up with small capacity Turbo engines to reach the same standard in regards to emission output.. Honda didn't have the need. And they are producing quite a variety of engines, of which not all are available in the tiny Australian market.
  • Chest Rockjaw says,
    1 year ago
    1 like
    VAG has set the pace in tech innovation... Too bad the products are flaky, hopefully Honda can engineer their cars not to break.
    • Kermit says,
      1 year ago
      1 like
      I think you'll find Renault disagree with your statement.
  • John says,
    11 months ago
    2 likes
    Honda have given the Europeans enough of a head start to make it fair. They're the most successful F1 Turbo manufacturer.... Ever. Wait and see once the bean counters let the Honda Engineers have some fun.

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