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2009-03-16 07:08
Vehicle Specs
Manufacturer Honda
Model Accord
Engine 2.2 i-DTEC
Power 110 kW @ 4 000 r/min
Torque 350 Nm @ 2 000 r/min
Transmission five-speed auto, six-speed manual
Zero To Hundred Tourer: 9.8 s; man Sedan: 9.6 s; auto sedan: 9.8 s
Top Speed Tourer: 202 km/h; man Sedan: 212 km/h; auto Sedan: 207 km/h
Fuel Consumption Tourer: 6.7 l/100 km; man Sedan: 5.9 l/100 km; auto Sedan: 6.6 l/100 km

Honda has extended its Accord range with the addition of a turbodiesel engine to both sedan and Tourer bodystyles.

A further development of the 2.2-litre i-CDTi powerplant already seen in the CR-V SUV and Civic hatchback, the four-cylinder 2.2 i-DTEC is an all-aluminium engine using direct fuel injection, exhaust gas recirculation and a particulate filter.

Transversely mounted, with twin overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder, power is up slightly to 110 kW at 4 000 r/min while peak torque of 350 Nm is available at 2 000 r/min.

The powerplant is mated with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission for the sedan while the turbodisel Accord Tourer is available only with a new five-speed automatic gearbox that has been designed specifically for its application in the Accord i-DTEC models.

According to Honda, fuel consumption, depending on the model, ranges from 5.9 and 6.7 l/100 km.

CO2 ratings have reportedly dropped below the latest Euro 5 requirements and now come to 155 g/km and 175 g/km for the sedans and 178 g/km for the Tourer model.

Both sedan and Tourer models are equipped to the high Executive specification levels. Prices include a three-year/100 000 km warranty and a five-year/90 000 km service plan. 

Prices:
Accord Sedan 2.2 i-DTEC Executive - R346 900
Accord Sedan 2.2 i-DTEC Executive Auto - R364 900
Accord Tourer 2.2 i-DTEC Executive - R383 400

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