The folks over at CivicX have managed to obtain an image of Honda’s new turbocharged 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine.
A couple of weeks ago we talked about the forthcoming Civic Si due to arrive for the 2017MY with a new engine. The attached image shows the unit in question which will likely benefit from an electric wastegate actuator and a built-in blow-off valve on the compressor housing.
A detuned version of the motor will have around 230 horsepower in the Civic Si that will be offered exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission. Honda will install the same engine in the range-topping Type R where it will obviously have a lot more power.
While the Civic Si will be out in the late fall 2016 – early spring 2017 interval, the Civic Type R is bound to hit the market in the spring or summer of 2017. The Type R will be generally available as reports indicate Honda will sell it in almost all markets where the regular Civic is being offered.
Before these two will be launched, Honda will sell the tenth-generation Civic Sedan and Coupe in the US with a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter producing 158 horsepower and 138 pound-feet of torque. A more appealing choice is the new turbocharged 1.5-liter with 174 hp and 162 lb-ft. The UK-developed Civic five-door hatchback set to be offered in Europe early 2017 will get a turbo three-cylinder 1.0-liter engine which will have around 127 hp and 148 lb-ft.