New Diesel for compact Honda

Frankfurt am Main, 17. August 2017

Most manufacturers begin to inveigh against older diesel engines and offer for units with older emission standards, the part of the rich exchange premiums. Honda currently has no exchange bonuses on offer. Instead, the manufacturer packs starting in March 2018, a revised 1.6-Liter Diesel under the hoods of the Civic sedan and Civic five-door. The machine has already been tested in the context of the new and a bit of reality is closer to the WLTP procedure.

It remains in the known data

To the power screw Honda does not rotate. The four-cylinder diesel in its earlier Form already in the station wagon version of the Civic Touring. It makes 120 HP, the maximum torque of 300 Newton metres. In sedan and five-door hatchback, the revised engine will be paired with a six-speed manual transmission, from mid-2018, a nine-speed-automatic transmission. Be always driven to the front wheels.

The Revision in Detail

Compared to its predecessor unit, the friction of the piston is reduced, the weight of the crankshaft is reduced and the additional cast ribs on the cylinder block to increase the rigidity and to eliminate noise and vibration. In addition, Honda has applied to the exhaust system. A new NOx storage Converter System with larger catalysts and higher precious metal content (silver, platinum, and neodymium) saves the Stickstoffoxidgas to the regeneration cycle. A soot sensor detects when the cycle is necessary.

New measurement cycle, higher fuel consumption

Driving performance and consumption? 0-100 km/h is achieved in conjunction with the manual transmission in 10.4 seconds. The maximum speed is not yet known. The diesel consumption of the manufacturer with 3.7 liters per 100 kilometers. For comparison: The predecessor engine was 3.6 liters. However, this aggregate was measured according to the NEDC cycle.(ml)