2012 Honda Civic Euro diesel hatchback spy shots

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Honda will launch the new Civic at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Developed specifically for the European market, the Civic will be offered exclusively as a five-door hatchback and will compete in the C-segment. It will reach European showrooms in early 2012.

In the build-up to the reveal of the new Civic, Honda is releasing a series of short form films detailing its development. The second of these films focuses on the i-DTEC engine and the Civics low emissions technology.

The i-DTEC engine in the new Honda Civic offers an exceptional combination of high performance and low CO2 emissions. Updates to the 2.2L i-DTEC engine, coupled with the new Civics improved aerodynamics, have produced a car with a power output of 147 hp that emits only 110g/km of CO2.

A thorough analysis of the engines performance resulted in a number of improvements. The oil flow through the engine has been carefully managed to reduce circulation loss, while the build materials have been revised to reduce friction in the moving parts. All models fitted with a manual gearbox also benefit from Idle Stop technology which achieves a 5g/km reduction in CO2 emissions.

Careful attention has been paid to every aspect of the new Civics design with focus on refining the aerodynamics through extensive wind tunnel testing to reduce drag and improve high speed stability.

To achieve a good CO2 figure, you need to optimise every aspect of the car, says Katsushi Watanabe, Development Leader for the engine. Reducing the emissions was our key target and were proud to say that we have achieved this without compromising the high performance character of the engine. We want our customers to have fun when they drive this car.

Posted: August 14th, 2011
at 9:42am by The Editor

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Categories: Future Car News,Green Car News,Honda

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  1. i read your vr4 post and the last part is wrong. i have a 91 vr4 and for me driving it 0 to 60 in 2.0012 seconds. my friend/ the person i bought it off of when he drives it, it does 0 to 60 in 1.765. also i have a video of it doing a 1/4 mile in 12.46. most car that you make fast cant do it. the pest of all my car is stock so you may want to rewrite your post because this car is faster then you think.
    its the car with out the hood on.
    http://youtu.be/Azn7RO5LSu4. its stock, it depends on the driver. and most cars 2nd gear dont go up to 80.


    24 Sep 11 at 3:09 pm



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