Honda reveals 1.0-, 1.5- and 2.0-liter VTEC TURBO engines

Honda 4-cylinder 2.0-liter VTEC TURBO engine 19.11.2013
Honda 4-cylinder 2.0-liter VTEC TURBO engine 19.11.2013

2.0-liter to power Civic Type R

Honda has announced a trio of VTEC TURBO engines which will be offered in a wide variety of models in the near future.

The newly developed lineup of direct-injection gasoline turbocharged engines will work on small- to medium-sized vehicles and will utilize Honda's Earth Dreams Technology. The smallest unit will be a three-cylinder, 1.0-liter power unit followed by a 4-cylinder, 1.5-liter engine.

Both of them promise to have reduced friction and a turbocharger featuring a low moment of inertia. The direct injection technology will provide a suitable balance between high output and torque, while at the same time remaining fuel efficient.

The 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter Euro 6-compliant engine is the crown jewel with its maximum output of more than 280 HP (206 kW) in the highly anticipated Civic Type R confirmed for a 2015 launch.

Source: Honda
Published Nov 19th, 2013 12:00pm By Adrian Padeanu
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Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced that it has newly developed VTEC TURBO, a direct injection gasoline turbo engine most suitable for small-to-medium-sized vehicles. The VTEC TURBO is a new addition to the Earth Dreams Technology, the next-generation powertrain technologies which achieve both the fun of driving and excellent fuel economy at a high level.

With the application of variable valve motion technology such as Honda's unique VTEC along with direct injection turbocharging with highly-fluidized combustion and a thorough reduction in engine friction, this engine achieves class-leading output and environmental performance, while downsizing engine displacement.

Along with existing hybrid technology and diesel engine, the VTEC TURBO that features displacement size variation of 2.0 L, 1.5 L and 1.0 L will be adopted by Honda's future global models in accordance with characteristics of each model and needs of local customers.

Lineup of direct injection gasoline turbo engines

?2.0 L 4-cylinder direct injection gasoline turbo engine
High output and high response were achieved by VTEC, a high-output turbocharger, direct injection technology, and a high-performance cooling system. This is an innovative high-performance engine that realizes the maximum output of more than 280 HP as well as high environmental performance that complies with the EURO 6, European emission standards which will become effective in 2014.

?1.5 L 4-cylinder direct injection gasoline turbo engine / 1.0 L 3-cylinder direct injection gasoline turbo engine
These are next-generation compact engines that combine a base engine with a newly designed framework, the VTEC variable valve train system with thoroughly reduced friction, a turbocharger with a low moment of inertia and high responsiveness, and direct injection technology to achieve good balance between high output and torque, above those of conventional naturally-aspirated engines, along with excellent fuel economy.

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Comments (8)

N20_Purge N20_Purge
Now put that 1.5 VTEC Turbo in the next-gen CR-Z and watch sales fly.
Nov 19th, 2013 6:23pm
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iqtidar iqtidar
i cant believe no one has said this yet, but finally!! honda engines that produce some torque... :P
Nov 19th, 2013 5:32pm
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HermanCampbell HermanCampbell
I just just hope it doesnt loose it Honda-ness can will still rev to the moon!
Nov 19th, 2013 4:04pm
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tomi.ro tomi.ro
finaly, after a loooooooong time, they have decided to downsize...no more tired old style 1.8-140hp or 1.4-100cp engines for +2010 hondas
Nov 19th, 2013 3:22pm
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alihijazi alihijazi
very interesting 2.0 vTech turbo; hope it will sound like the naturally aspirated old one or even better :)
Nov 19th, 2013 3:11pm
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termigni termigni
Honda is finally realizing what they've been missing in the past 7 years.
Nov 19th, 2013 1:39pm
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Nice. Now fix the bubbly Civic design. It is so disappointing, especially next to cars like the new Mazda 3.
Nov 19th, 2013 1:38pm
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RaulLeal RaulLeal
hmm, the 1.0 doesn't have inter-cooler?
Nov 19th, 2013 1:10pm
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