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If this quote from a recent Wards article is any indication...

Honda reiterates its plan to begin building turbocharged 4-cyl. gasoline engines at its Anna, OH, plant this year, marking the automaker’s first modern-times foray into mass-market turbo engines.
North America will have the lead Civic facility as well as a new mass production Turbo facility...
 

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More than likely for all vehicles that would ride on that platform the civic is on, aside from that, im not sure what else it would be.
 

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More than likely for all vehicles that would ride on that platform the civic is on, aside from that, im not sure what else it would be.
Supposedly there will be 2.0 and 1.5 Turbos, rumor is the 2.0Ts will find there way into Ridgeline, Odyssey, etc... not to mention applications in Acura...
 

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That's crazy, if they plan to put a 2.0T in a ridgeline of all things, this better be an engine that has some decent torque and power, maybe around 275hp?
 

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Supposedly there will be 2.0 and 1.5 Turbos, rumor is the 2.0Ts will find there way into Ridgeline, Odyssey, etc... not to mention applications in Acura...
possible it could make it's way into a high trim honda accord as it usually gets a beefy motor
 

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What would be the benefit of de-tuning it? Is there some model that they are trying not to cannibalize?
more power=less efficiency. They always derate when sharing with smaller cars. Although it would be better to use more power + less mass= sledgehammer meets nail... ;)
 

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everything engine from every manufacturer is derated. Nothing is operating at peak potential, built in safety to present premature wear/failure...
 

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reliability is another one. trying to get every bit of power they can from an engine is a recipe for disaster and if honda did that they probably wouldn't have engines as reliable as they have been for so long
 

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SO every engine doesn't work at peak performance? That's kinda sad news to hear. There must be a huge market to have engines potential unleashed. I assume its an ECU thing.
 

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SO every engine doesn't work at peak performance? That's kinda sad news to hear. There must be a huge market to have engines potential unleashed. I assume its an ECU thing.
not at it's peak potential, it's not sad news, it's good news. what makes you think there's a huge market to have engines potential unleashed?
 

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SO every engine doesn't work at peak performance? That's kinda sad news to hear. There must be a huge market to have engines potential unleashed. I assume its an ECU thing.
peak performance is superfluous on the street. Mapping ensures the engines produce power where they NEED to, not MAX power. You don't need a car honed to extract its maximum potential, an engine like that is only good at the peak of the rev band, not conducive to picking up a quart of milk...
 
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