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Honda’s new Earth Dreams Technology engine

By FaezClutchless on 06 Dec 2011

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Automotive exhibitions and shows are usually the place where auto firms showcase their new models, concepts and even technologies. It is a great platform for them to introduce such items where journalists from all over the world gather to report on their new creations.

The 2011 Tokyo Motor Show is one such event. Currently taking place (01/12/2011), many new cars and technologies were displayed. For example, Toyota is heavily promoting its new sports coupe model, the 86.

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Honda might not have any new sports model or sports concept to show to the world but one of the biggest news from them is that they have a new family of engines that goes by the name of Earth Dreams Technology or EDT for short.

The name might sound a bit plain to some but for those who are familiar to the phrase “Earth Dreams”, it is Honda’s policy which emphasises on fun, safety and the environment. And the Japanese automaker has promised that the engine will offer “top of the industry” in fuel efficiency in every class within three years.

The EDT engine family will share several common engine technologies such as double overhead cam (DOHC) design, direct fuel injection and Honda’s variable timing system also known as VTEC. The range of engine displacements starts from kei-size 660cc up to 3.5 litres. The specific technology and approach for optimal power and efficiency varies by engine.

Some key goals of the new engines include a compact and lightweight diesel engine, best fuel efficiency and acceleration in the industry, a better designed CVT that delivers optimal driving efficiency, a high efficiency and output Super Handling AWD hybrid system and a highly efficient powertrain for all-electric vehicles.

Below is a list of power output specifications of some of the new engines:

1) 1.5 litre petrol inline 4; delivering 127bhp with 150Nm of torque. Expected to be used in the new Honda Fit.

2) 1.8 litre petrol inline 4; delivering 148bhp with 180Nm of torque. Expected to be used in the new Honda Civic.

3) 2.4 litre petrol inline 4; delivering 181bhp with 240Nm of torque. Expected to be used in the upcoming Honda Accord.

4) 3.5 litre V6 petrol engine; delivering 310bhp with 360Nm of torque. Expected to be used in their Acura vehicles.

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Some say that his blood is actually RON98 petrol and some say that his right foot weighs over 20kg. But all that we know about Faez is that he loves to drive and is a JDM enthusiast.

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Eyke Dec 07 2011 11:27 AM
nothing new, still no turbocharging.

honda stuck in slow lane when even Toyota is pushing "fun to drive" (which is radical for Toyota).
Victorco Dec 09 2011 02:11 PM
honda is history.... the B Series is their only peak
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