|1.0 L 3-cylinder direct injection gasoline turbo engine. Click to enlarge.|
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced that it has newly developed the VTEC Turbo, a direct injection gasoline turbo engine family most suitable for small-to-medium-sized vehicles. The VTEC TURBO is a new addition to Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology suite.
Featuring the application of Honda’s VTEC variable valve control technology 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, Honda said. The new VTEC Turbo lineup currently has three members: 2.0L, 1.4L and 1.0L engines:
2.0L 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 engine realizes the maximum output of more than 280 hp (209 kW) 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.
|1.5 L 4-cylinder direct injection gasoline turbo engine. Click to enlarge.||2.0 L 4-cylinder direct injection gasoline turbo engine. Click to enlarge.|
The first VTEC Turbo to come to Europe will be the 2.0L variant, which will appear in the forthcoming Civic Type R.