Honda Shows Off "Earth Dreams" Diesel
While the Earth Dreams gasoline engines will underpin everything in Honda’s lineup going forward, Europe will get at least one diesel version – and we’ll probably miss out.
Said to be the lightest diesel engine in its class, the 1.6L mill makes 118 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. The turbocharger’s turbine is apparently controlled via an electronic unit to cut down on lag and optimize engine response – though it’s still powered by exhaust gases, and has nothing to do with the long rumored electric turbochargers that never seem to materialize. The new diesel will debut in early 2013 in the European and World Market Civic.
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