According to Honda’s top powertrain engineer, Kenichi Nagahiro, Honda is working on a diesel powertrain for its beloved Civic Type R.
The Civic Type R D will most likely be powered by the same 2.2L diesel engine that we will see in the Accord next year.
“As long as it is in keeping with the Type-R brand we will do it.” he told Autocar. “But high revving has to be part of it and that’s what we’re working on.”
The final output of the diesel powered Civc Type R is rumored to have around 180 horsepower and 320 lb-ft. of torque.
Who knows if we will ever see it on these shores, since we don’t even have the regular Civic Type R. Tear.
Full Story: Autocar
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