Honda Civic engine

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Honda Civic engines Overview

The Honda Civic is a line of compact cars developed and manufactured by Honda. It was introduced in July 1972 as a two-door coupe, followed by a three-door hatchback that September. With the transverse engine mounting of its 1169 cc engine and front-wheel drive.

Civics’ first generation 1973 to 1979 Honda began selling the 1169 cc (70 in³) transversely mounted inline four-cylinder Civic, the car produced roughly 50 hp (37 kW) and could achieve 40 mpg (5.9 L/100 km; 48 mpg-imp) on the motorway. In 1974, the Civics’ engine size grew slightly; to 1237 cc and power went up to 52 hp (39 kW). In order to meet the new 5 mph (8 km/h) bumper impact standard. In 1975 the Civic engine offered an optional 53 hp (40 kW) CVCC engine displaced 1488 cc and had a head design that promoted cleaner, more efficient combustion. In 1978 Civic brought slight cosmetic changes and the CVCC engine was now rated at 60 hp (45 kW).

Civics’ second generation 1980 to 1983

The 1980 Civic debuted with a more angular shape, increased engine power, and larger dimensions in all models. All Civic engines now used the CVCC design; the base 1335 cc (“1300”) engine made 55 hp (41 kW), while the 1488 cc (“1500”) engine produced 67 hp (50 kW). Three transmissions were offered: a four-speed manual on base models, a five-speed manual and a two-speed automatic.

In 1980 a new highly efficient gasoline sipping I4 model, the “FE” (Fuel Economy) was rated at 41 mpg-US (5.7 L/100 km; 49 mpg-imp) in the city and 55 mpg-US (4.3 L/100 km; 66 mpg-imp) on the motorway. Even the standard 1500 cc model achieves 34 mpg-US (6.9 L/100 km; 41 mpg-imp) city, and 47 mpg-US (5.0 L/100 km; 56 mpg-imp) motorway when driven 55 mph (89 km/h).

Civics’ third generation 1984 to 1987

For the third generation offered a new 12-valve (three valves per cylinder) 76 hp, 1500 cc I4 engine. The base hatchback and CRX 1.3 used the 1300 cc 8 valve engines giving 60 hp (45 kW). The DX and 1500S model hatchbacks shared the new 1500 cc engine with the sedan, wagon, and CRX 1.5. The 1500S model achieved over 50 mpg-US (4.7 L/100 km; 60 mpg-imps) motorway. The CRX line-up added the Si model in 1985 which used Honda’s PGM FI fuel injection on the 1488cc 4 cylinder; this generated 91 horsepower (68 kW). The CRX HF joined the model line-up and used a CVCC head equipped EW series 1.5 litre engine, replacing the original CRX 1.3. In 1986, this Civic model came with the 1.5 L 12 valve fuel injected engine from the CRX Si, generating 91 hp (68 kW).

Civics’ fourth generation 1988 to 1991

For 1988, the Civics’ was a 1.5 L 16-valve fuel injected engine giving 92 hp (68.6 kW) which made 70 hp (52.2 kW) and used a dual-point throttle body fuel injection system with a restrictor plate. The Si and four-wheel drive wagons were powered by a 1.6 L 16-valve engine, rated at 108 hp (80.5 kW). All engines sold were fuel injected. The base model of the 4th generation Civic was the 1.3 Luxe SOHC single carburetted engines. Next engine was the 1.4 L engine and it was SOHC I4 dual carburetted engine that was available only in 1988 and 1989; (replaced by the 1.5i GL and GLX in 1990). The 1.5 L SOHC engine came in a wide variety of models; those engines were available in the GLX models.

Next in line was the 1.6 L SOHC. Simply 1.6i for the European market, it was equipped with a 1.6 L SOHC (D16A6) engine and delivered 106 hp (79 kW). The 1.6i GT and 1.6i-16 (depends on country) had a ZC like 1.6 L DOHC engine and produced 124 hp (D16Z5) or 130 hp (D16A9). All DOHC engines are equipped with Honda’s multi-point fuel injection system although there seems to have been a 1.6 L DOHC non-VTEC with dual carburettors for the 4th generation. Top model of the hatchback was the 1.6i-VT and had a similar B16A1 engine.

Civics’ fifth generation 1992 to 1995

In Europe the DX had the D13B2, LSi had the D15B2 (hatchback) and D15B7 (Sedan) , VEi had the D15Z1, ESi had the D16Z6 and VTi had the B16A2. D15B7 engines were available in the 1994-95 civic coupes LSi. In Europe, as well as a few other export locations, the VTi was offered in 2 motors: the B16a2/3 (160 hp DOHC VTEC) and the D15B. (130 hp VTEC SOHC) The D15B shares the same head as the US Civic SI (D16Z6) but a unique block, crank, and rods. The car shared the 1.5L I4 displacement of the other D15 blocks, but the rods were the same length as the D16’s. Despite this, the crank and bearing sizes were not the same.

Civics’ sixth generation 1996 to 2000

THE sixth generation is undeniably one of the most reliable but under estimated models ever to be produced by Honda. Right from the thrifty 1.4L Engines ,1.5L Engines,1.6L Engines and ever popular 1.8 L DOHC VTEC engine. The1.8VTI model was the flagship model with the biggest petrol engines. Although it also came in diesel engines 2.0L 8V SOHC, later diesel engines came with factory fitted intercoolers.

As with all Honda models of the age, VTI denoted the inclusion of Honda’s VTEC technology. There was a rear VTI badge, and decals of “DOHC VTEC” on the rear doors, the VTI came in 2 different flavours – the DOHC 1.6 VTI hatch and sedan (B16A2 engine) and the DOHC 1.8VTI five-door (B18C4). The 1.6 VTI cars were actually slightly faster in acceleration than the 1.8. The 1.6 was also a lighter engine, reducing the 0-60 mph acceleration time by about 0.3 seconds. The 5 door civic 95-00 came with different engines right from 1.4 litre, 1.5 litre, 1.6 litre, 1.8 litre petrol engines and 2 litre turbo diesel engine.

Civics seventh generation 2001 to 2005

A 115 hp (86 kW) engine powered all Civics (except EX and Si), up 9 hp (7 kW) from the previous model. Power in the EX remained at 127 hp (95 kW), and all non-Si engines were stroked to 1.7 litres. The hybrid version became available in 2003. It used both a small 1.3 L I4 main gasoline engine and auxiliary electric motors, producing a combined 93 hp. The electric motors are powered by a battery array which is charged by regenerative braking during deceleration, thus reducing exhaust emissions and extending fuel mileage to 47 mpg city / 51 mpg.

The new Civic Si, a Sport Hatchback model with futuristic styling, was unveiled. This model featured from launch a 1.4 L I-DSI and a 1.8 L i-VTEC rated at 83 PS (81 hp/61 kW) and 140 PS (138 hp/103 kW) respectively, with 177 and 207 km/h (110 and 129 mph) top speeds and 14.2 and 13.6 s 0-100 km/h sprint. The Sport Hatchback is also available with a 2.2 L I-CTDI diesel engine, rated at 140 PS (138 hp/103 kW) and is capable of 205 km/h (127 mph) and accelerating from 0-60 mph in 8.4 seconds.

Most DX and LX models had the D17A1 engine. The HX had the D17A6 engine and the EX had the D17A2 engine. The Si(EP3) had the K20A3. The GX runs on CNG.

Civics’ eighth generation 2006 to 2011

In Europe this Civic has a 3 or 5 door hatch featuring a 1.4 VTEC, 1.8 VTEC (5.5–9 km/lite in city, 11.2–13.7 km/lite on highway), or 2.0l (Type-R) engines (5.5–8.1 km/lite in city, 8–10 km/lite on motorway), as well as a powerful and economical 2.2 N22A CTDI diesel (140BHP) which does 0–60 km/h in 8.6 seconds and fuel economy is 8.3 MPG 10–12 km/lite in city and 11–14 km/lite on the motorway. There is also a saloon version for the Hybrid, which has a 1.4 IMA engine giving 61MPG with 0–60 in 12.41 seconds. The Hybrid is the only Civic in the UK that is a saloon.

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