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Honda Automobiles: Honda Earth Dreams Technology Engines Named Among Ward’s 10 Best Engines for 2013

Two Honda Earth Dreams™ Technology engines powering a all-new 2013 Honda Accord were named to Ward’s 10 Best Engines list for 2013. Nearly each 2013 Accord on sale in a United States is versed with one of a respected engines; a direct-injected 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine and a 3.5-liter V6 engine versed with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM).

“Honda is initial and inaugural a engine company, and a new Earth Dreams Technology engines once again claim Honda’s enterprise to lead a attention in powertrain potency while providing manageable energy and fun for drivers,” pronounced Art St. Cyr, clamp boss of product formulation and logistics during American Honda. “Having both a 4-cylinder and a V-6 from a 2013 Accord respected on Ward’s 10 Best Engines list shows that world-class powertrain record doesn’t have to come during a reward price.”

Now in a 19th year, a Ward’s 10 Best Engines foe is designed to commend powertrains that set new benchmarks in their particular automobile segments. To be eligible, an engine contingency be all-new or significantly softened and be accessible in a prolongation automobile that will be on sale by first-quarter 2013. To keep a foe in a area of mainstream vehicles, bottom cost is capped during $55,000.

“The 2.4L 4-cyl., Honda’s initial direct-injected engine in North America, is stunningly fit and delivers plenty low-end torque and a smashing mid-range punch,” pronounced Tom Murphy, executive editor of WardsAuto World. “We gathering a automobile 537 miles, and dual editors exceeded 33 mpg, not bad for a easily proportioned sedan.”

“We’ve always enjoyed Honda’s SOHC 60-degree V-6 and have given it Ward’s 10 Best Engines trophies in 2005, 2008 and 2009,” Murphy continued. “But now it comes with several poignant updates and creates a convincing evidence that required port-injected engines can be absolute and fuel-stingy, while being reduction costly to build.”

Honda “Earth Dreams Technology” is a subsequent era set of technological advancements that severely raise both pushing opening and fuel efficiency, using, as a base, modernized environmental technologies to pursue a fun of pushing singular to Honda.

The new direct-injected 2.4-liter i-VTEC in-line 4-cylinder powerplant is a customary Accord engine. Offering 185 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque, this engine delivers 4-percent some-more horsepower and 12-percent some-more torque compared to a predecessor, while handling on unchanging unleaded fuel and assembly a despotic PZEV and ULEV-2 emissions standards. With a high-flow empty system, a Accord Sport Sedan 4-cylinder engine generates 189 horsepower and 182 lb-ft of torque.

The new 4-cylinder engine can be interconnected with dual new transmissions, a 6-speed primer delivery with well-spoken and accurate change action, or with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). With a wider rigging ratio operation than a 5-speed involuntary delivery it replaces, total with larger handling efficiency, a CVT is a vital writer to a Accord’s softened fuel efficiency.

The accessible 3.5-liter V-6 engine now delivers 278 horsepower during 6200 rpm (an boost of 7 horsepower) and 252 lb-ft of torque during 4900 rpm. Torque is significantly softened between idle and a 4900-rpm torque peak, where a engine typically operates. On V-6 models with an involuntary transmission, a engine also facilities a new era of Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) non-static banishment record and a special SOHC i-VTEC valvetrain. Depending on pushing conditions, a engine operates on 3 or all 6 cylinders to assistance boost fuel potency or energy as needed. The V-6 is designed to run on unchanging unleaded fuel and also meets ULEV-2 emissions standards.

In a 2013 Accord sedan, a V-6 engine is interconnected with a new 6-speed involuntary delivery with Grade Logic Control. More compress and fit than a 5-speed involuntary delivery it replaces, a 6-speed involuntary significantly improves both acceleration and fuel efficiency.

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