India bound, Honda’s new 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine unveiled

Honda Motor Europe’s President, Manabu Nishimae, announced the 1.6-liter i-DTEC engine in the new Civic would deliver CO2 emissions of 95g/km*.

i-DTEC Engine

The new 1.6-liter i-DTEC engine is the first drive train from Honda’s new Earth Dreams Technology engine series to be introduced into Europe. It will be manufactured at Honda’s UK manufacturing facility from the end of 2012.

The application of new high-strength material in the cylinder head has enabled Honda to deliver the world’s lightest aluminium open deck 1.6-litre diesel engine.

These lightweight characteristics, along with the compact high-efficiency turbocharger enhance responsiveness and ensure the car will offer a class-leading balance of fuel economy and performance.

1.6 diesel engine specification:


1596 cc

Max Power

88kw (120PS)/4000rpm

Max Torque

300 Nm/2000rpm


95g/km of CO2 (Honda data)

The 1.6 litre Diesel will also power the next Gen Honda City which is due 2014-15. A smaller 1.2 which is possibly the scaled down variant of the same could power the Brio and Jazz. Honda has started its journey with the diesels and India will also play a major role in future developments.