Honda Introduces New-Generation Engine

3/11/2001 11:05:00 PM

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. recently introduced an all-new "DOHC i-VTEC" engine, an "intelligent" version of Honda's classic VTEC engine design. This new engine employs combustion control technologies that optimize fuel economy, produces cleaner emissions and attains higher performance. A member of Honda's new generation "i-Series" engine lineup, DOHC i-VTEC is a lightweight, compact 2-liter gasoline engine. A high-performance version of the DOHC i-VTEC engine was featured in the Acura RS-X prototype that made its debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit earlier this year.

DOHC i-VTEC combines world-class fuel economy with high power and robust torque in all speed ranges. Key engine technologies include Honda's VTEC System, which adjusts the timing and amount of lift of the valves according to engine speed, and VTC (Variable Timing Control), which continuously regulates the intake valve timing to best correspond to the current engine load.

Advancement of i-Series engines will continue, with the expansion to the entire Honda 4-cylinder automobile lineup worldwide by 2005. As a result, all Honda vehicles produced in Japan will earn the Japanese Ministry of Transport's "Low Emissions Excellence" certification by 2002, as well as the planned achievement of 2010 fuel economy standards in all production model automobiles by 2005.

Honda's all-new "DOHC i-VTEC" engine utilizes advanced technology to optimize fuel economy, generate cleaner emissions and achieve higher performance.