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Old 10-19-2003, 01:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Accord's "Whispering" Diesel Delivers a Mighty Punch

Honda Switches To Diesel Power

Accord Gets Honda Diesel ...

___What this does offer to those in Europe where low Sulfur Diesel is available is 52 + mpg (Euro spec) in an almost 3,500 Lb mid-size automobile. The engine itself produces 138 HP and 250 Ft-Lbís of torque via a 2.2 L - DOHC - Direct Rail Injection Ė Turbo w/ manual transmission. CO2 emissions in the Saloon model are almost the equivalent to the CVT based Insight at 143g/km vs. 144g/km respectively. It easily meets the Euro specíed emissions test so HC and NOx should be decent as well? Using the CO2 numbers alone and taking into account a Diesel produces ~ 18 - 20% less CO2 per mile then a std. gasoline ICE, a possible comparable EPA mileage rating should be in the 41 to 42 mpg Hwy range. That is not bad for that large a vehicle with a 0 to 60 time in the 9 + second range. I guess we will all be waiting 4 years before it could possibly hit our shores.

___Unknowns include how much HC and NOx are released as well as if Honda has created a magic particulate trap or if itís so clean burning, one is not needed?

___Now if they could only place this engines technology scaled to a 1.0 to 1.3 L or 1.3 to 1.5 L iCDTi engine in a Civic or Insight for $15 and $17,000 USD respectively

___Good Luck

___Wayne R. Gerdes
___Hunt Club Farms Landscaping Ltd.
___[email:3qly3dxc][email protected][/email:3qly3dxc]
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Old 02-27-2004, 06:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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A VERRY good engine
Honda has done a good job considering it's their first OWN Diesel-engine.

Had the car for two days as I had my No.166 in the workshops for servicing.
The sexy-looking EURO-Accord with an even sexier engine. Would trade it in for my Insight ANYTIME, if someone would pay the rest
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