Enhanced 1.6 i-DTEC Diesel engine with lower emissions
Honda Diesel Engine Specification
The tenth generation of Honda Civic comes with various engines, all for now are petrol’s, but Honda surprise us with a 1.6 i-DTEC diesel engine with 120 hp it also has the latest enhanced technology which will lower the emissions of nitrogen oxides and carbon dioxide particles in the air, in addition to lower the toxic gases to the minimum.
The new Diesel engine from Honda is tested by the WLTP (Worldwide Harmonized Light Duty Test Procedures) on fuel consumption and the emissions cycle, got high result as excellent economical engine with low emissions.
Collecting the data from the European Node Driving Cycle (NEDC) is based on a theoretical driving profile, the WLTP cycle was developed using real-world driving data collected around the world and engineered to result in real driving experience, in result of all kind of circumstances and roads in all conditions.
This latest 1.6-liter i-DTEC engine has made significant improvements to the whole segment of the diesel engines like the performance, behaviour of the engine itself the exhaust system and most of all the fuel consumption resulting in an average 3.7 l / 100 km and 99 g /CO2 km.
The engine is improved with a significant reduction from the friction of the cylinders, which is achieved thanks to the chrome-molybdenum-based pistons, as well as the specific inner structure of the cylinders in order to allow for a smoother movement of the pistons, improving better, quieter and smoother drive.
The engine uses the same advanced Bosch common rail fuel injection contains a small, highly efficient turbocharger, EGR system (low-pressure exhaust circulation) and suction line with even more efficient preparation of the mixture.
The 1.6 i-DTEC is one of the first engines to be officially tested by the Actual Emission Detection (RDE) procedure to validate the emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and the emission levels of the particles. The diesel powertrain has a new NOx storage system with higher catalysts converter and higher content of quality metals (silver, platinum and neodymium) that store nitrogen oxide in the regeneration cycle.
From 0-100 km/h in 10,4 seconds with a 300 nm of maximum torque on 4000 rpm pushing the diesel engine to the limits and comfort to act like a petrol drive with significant improvement of fuel consumption. The nine-speed automatic transmission has improvement for the 1.6 i-DTEC and actually will be the first application on a two-wheel drive vehicle.