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Honda's 2.2-liter i-CTDi diesel engine  (Source: Honda)

2008 Honda Accord EX Sedan  (Source: Honda)
Honda readies its diesel engines for passenger vehicles in the U.S.

DailyTech reported in early June that Honda's newly redesigned Accord would receive a diesel engine. Honda today confirmed that the 2009 Honda Accord would be available with an optional 2.2 liter i-CTDi 4-cylinder Tier 2 Bin 5 diesel engine.

The diesel engine is reported to produce in excess of 150 HP, while torque -- always a diesel strength -- is pegged at 260 lb-ft. The diesel will be emissions legal in all 50 states and is set to deliver real word fuel economy in excess of 40 MPG.

If the fuel economy estimates pass the Environmental Protection Agency's testing, that would make the diesel Accord more fuel efficient than the previous generation Accord Hybrid and Toyota's current Camry Hybrid.

The 2.2 liter diesel is expected to be closely followed by a new 3.5 liter V6 diesel destined for Honda's large vehicles. The engine is 30 percent more fuel efficient than the current 3.5 liter V6 gasoline engine used in the Odyssey, Pilot and Ridgeline according to the Nikkei newspaper.

In addition to the diesel news, Honda also announced that the CR-Z hybrid concept will make it to production. The small two-seater uses the same powertrain as the Civic Hybrid (4-cylinder gasoline engine, Integrated Motor Assist and CVT) and is likely to better its 40 MPG/45 MPG city/highway EPA ratings.

The CR-Z will be accompanied by a $22,000 five-seat Global Small Hybrid (GSH) which will do battle with Toyota's Prius in 2009.



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RE: Here's a solution Honda
By rangerdavid on 10/26/2007 3:32:12 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
so...we shouldn't be looking at food for alternative fuels.


Sorry, but this is most certainly NOT a food vs. fuel debate. As I posted earlier, corn is heavily subsidized, and for a multitude of reasons, mostly political, and incredibly cheap and highly available on the market. Corn is used in many ways, including feeding you directly. However, this is a tiny fraction of total consumption, which is primarily for cattle feed and sweeteners (that awful, ubiquitous high fructose corn syrup making America so fat).

I recommend this essential reading: The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, (link to Amazon, at least read the first Editorial Review for a synopsis.)

http://www.amazon.com/Omnivores-Dilemma-Natural-Hi...


RE: Here's a solution Honda
By Lonyo on 10/26/2007 5:20:55 PM , Rating: 2
You proved his point...
You say it's not a food vs fuel debate by saying most corn is used for cattle feedstock. We tend to eat those cattle, or products derived from cattle... so how is that corn not (indirectly) being a foodstuff?
High price of corn as direct food or as feedstock for animals equates to high price for food.


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