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Honda Next Gen Diesel Engine  

This is a really important development especially in the US market. Diesel is not the choice of fuel for the US market because it is more expensive than gasoline/petrol. Diesel engine usually shy from the US market. The most popular Diesel engine in the US for the car market is probably the VW 2.0 TDI engine.

In 2010, Honda is going to introduce its latest clean diesel engine to the market. According to the Automobile magazine, the new 2.2 I4 turbo-charged clean diesel engine will be introduce in the Acura TSX vehicle. There is nothing amazing about a diesel engine, but this new 2.2 liter turbo-charged diesel engine is super quiet and super stable when it is idling. So in essence it functions like a normal gasoline engine but give you the amazing gas mileage of a diesel.

This 2.2 liter is currently being fitted into the Euro CRV. Its outputs 140 hp and 251 lb-ft of torque with redline at 5000 rpm. The fuel efficiency is rated at 49 miles per gallon. This is just amazing. Plus all diesel engine could also use biofuel in replacement of diesel. As we all know...well maybe just some of us...Rudolf Diesel designed the diesel engine in 1897 to run on peanut oil.

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