The new Honda Civic Si, based on the newly presenteded 10th-generation Civic, will be presented at the New York International Auto Show next month. But some secret leakers have already made a sneak peak of one of its most important numbers: It is confirmed that the next-gen Si will make a 192 lb.-ft. of torque.
A Honda’s agent confirmed that this is the legit number, even the agent told us us that it shouldn’t have been presented until couple of days before official launch of the car.
The Si that is coming will have the 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder – a hot-rodded version found in the current Civic
The Si that is coming will have the 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder – a hot-rodded version found in the current Civic. That engine has 174 hp and 162 lb-ft in base trim, 180 hp and 177 lb-ft in Sport or Touring spec. The Si’s 192 lb-ft show major but not enormous raise in power, and hints that the Si could easily raise to 200 horsepower—though official figures have not yet been presented.
That makes a lot of headroom for the range-topping Civic Type-R, which makes 306 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque from a turbocharged 2.0-liter four cylinder—and which will finally be sold on the US market. It’s also a prominent progress the N/A days, but Honda’s little turbo engine is a gem in the regular Civic. We can only expect that the progress of Si spec will make it even more of a little revolt.