The Japanese based automaker Honda has recently announced that the Civic model can now be ordered with the new 1.6 i-DTEC engine in Europe.
According to the car manufacturer, the Honda Civic is now available with a new engine on the Old Continent, which is coming as the 1.6 liter i-DTEC diesel, which is the company’s attempt to be the best in class for fuel consumption in every segment but still making sure that the fun to drive factor is still there.
Honda says that the European Civic equipped with the 1.6 liter i-DTEC diesel engine is rated at 78.5 mpg on the combined cycle which can be translated into an impressive 3.6 liters burned every 100 km. The 1,597 cc turbo diesel engine is producing a total output of 120 PS, at 4,000 rpm, and it has a peak torque of 300 Nm available from 2,000 rpm. The unit is mated to a six-speed manual transmission which is sending power to the two-wheel drive. Honda says that the new 1.6 liter i-DTEC diesel engine will soon be adopted by the CR-V model too.