Honda’s new three-cylinder 1-litre direct-injected engine is the same petrol engine that was initially available in the Civic sold in Asia and Europe.
Honda Car Company are currently working on a new 1-litre turbo petrol engine. They will be using BorgWarner’s own compact, wastegated, turbocharger for the engine.
Honda’s new three-cylinder 1-litre gasoline direct-injected engine is the same petrol engine that was initially available in the Civic sold in Asia and here in Europe.
BorgWarner claims that the addition of the new turbocharger will improve the engine efficiency and boosts performance as well, taking the overall power output to 127 bhp.
In addition, it improves fuel economy while providing excellent torque characteristics over the entire engine speed range.
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The BorgWarner’s B01 turbocharger being used on the new Honda engine is claimed to come in a compact, robust design with low noise, vibration and harshness and can function on low viscosity oil.
The advanced materials gone into the making of this turbo can withstand exhaust temperatures up to 950 degrees Celsius and rotational speeds of up to 285,000 rpm.
Talking about the B01 turbocharger, Frédéric Lissalde, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Turbo Systems said:
Designed for powerful, downsized engines, BorgWarner’s wastegate turbocharger combines high power density and excellent response in an extremely compact package. BorgWarner’s first global development with Honda reflects our strong reputation as a leading supplier of advanced turbocharging technologies and supports our growth in Asia and around the world.
Honda hasn’t released its official statement on the matter yet so we’ll have to wait a bit more to know which models or markets will be getting this new turbo petrol engine.