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Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC in the driving report: Agile saver

Arturo Rivas
Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC in the driving report
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W hen Honda develops an engine, comes usually something good out of it. However, the Japanese discovered the diesel engine rather late - in 2003 the in-house diesel with 2.2 liter displacement came on the market, which has also been available in the Honda Civic since 2006. The trend in the compact class is now towards smaller and lighter units. As part of a mini facelift from April, the Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC will optionally receive a 120 hp 1.6 i-DTEC as the new basic diesel, which is available from around 20,400 euros.

Economical diesel in Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC

The diesel is one of the lightest engines in its displacement class and with a standard consumption of just 3.6 liters /100 km also one of the most economical. He also establishes a new generation of engines, which is characterized by lightweight construction and particularly low internal engine friction.

A charger with variable turbine geometry ensures good response and a lot of torque in the lower speed range. The maximum of 300 Newton meters is applied from 2,000 tours. The compact six-speed manual transmission, which enables easy and crisp gear changes, has also been newly developed. The new Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC is surprisingly agile and easy to turn; Winding country roads become pure pleasure with it. You can hardly hear the diesel engine.


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