2015 Honda Civic Type R Specs, Prices, 0-60 – It is in effect three years after the standard Civic and above one year after the presentation of the concept car (that looked like two peas in the final version) that the Civic Type R arrives in dealerships. Behind the dramatic look, the Japanese sport, competing Renault Megane RS, Ford Focus RS and Volkswagen Golf R hides a new turbocharged engine, a first for the Civic Type R.
2015 Honda Civic Type R Specs
Automotive News reports that the next-generation, non-Type R Civic will equip one of those powerplants in the form of a 1.5-liter turbo. This mission here is fuel economy, not performance, but there will be advantages in power as well.
“Downsized turbocharging will be the base, even for the Civic,” said Yoshiharu Yamamoto, the brands R&D chief. The 1.5-liter will deliver the horsepower of a naturally aspirated 2.4-liter engine, he said, but with better torque and fuel economy.
Honda has experimented with forced induction before, but only scarcely. We have fond memories of the first-generation Acura RDX, the turbo V6 Honda Legend from the 1980s, and the adorable City Turbo from the same decade. Not all models will feature forced induction, however.
Another turbo VTEC engine will arrive under the hood of the 2018 Honda CR-Z. The 2.0-liter block is unlikely to produce the same numbers as the 305-horsepower Type R, but its projected 280 hp is still nothing to shake a stick at.
The hybrid variant will be scrapped altogether as Honda gives the CR-Z a sporty makeover from top to bottom. The car will be built on the same platform as the next-gen Civic (no longer that of the Fit) and will reportedly feature styling inspired by the Acura NSX.
2015 Honda Civic Type R 0-100
This will down the 0 to 100 km / h in 5.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 270 km / h. Better, the Japanese (once relieved of his conditioning and his passenger seats to offset the addition of mandatory safety arch) managed to steal in the Renault Mégane RS Trophy-R on lap record for push-ups on the Nürburgring in 7 minutes, 50 seconds and 63 hundredths.
2015 Honda Civic Type R Prices
Marketed from the second half of 2015, the Honda Civic Type R will be available from € 35,000. At that price, there are series of emergency automatic braking in town, air conditioning, cruise control / speed limiter and four electric windows. For € 37,400, the GT adds the finishing daytime running lights, rain sensor, GPS, CD player, radar parking and all the security systems (lane departure warning, alert angle death signs recognition system …).