[home][rumors and news][model release matrix][dealer network][desktop calendar][exhaust notes][tov forums][links][search][sponsors][garage][login]

Tire Rack Upgrade Garage
 Search for a Dealer:
 Canadian Flag US Flag
 Honda Acura
 ZIP  
Acura
There are currently no active Acura promotions
Honda
There are currently no active Honda promotions
This 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec is wearing an exclusive new shade of blue
More.......................
2019 Pilot gets upgraded with standard LED headlights and "Telematics"
More.......................
Sources: 2019 HR-V adds Sport trim, loses 6MT option
More.......................
All-new 2019 Acura RDX Makes Road Debut as Official Vehicle of Rally Cycling Alongside NSX Supercar
More.......................
Clarity Electric still available for $199/month lease, but down payment has increased $600
More.......................
Driving impressions: Hondata's FlashPro for the FK8 Civic Type R
More.......................
American Honda Reports April Sales Results
More.......................
Honda reveals Everus EV Concept at Beijing International Auto Show
More.......................
RDX --> Re: 2019 RDX pricing?
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Is a G1 NSX w/4AT worth the huge price break?
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: The Fine Tradition of English Goalkeeping
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Re: Important Message
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Re: Indy 500
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Harley's Demise
Join Discussion......
Sales Experiences --> Re: Questions regarding: lease, then buy option
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Monaco
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Re: F1 - 2018 Monaco Grand Prix - Spoilers
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Tesla - facts behind the mirage
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Acura-when marketing went adrift
Join Discussion......
RDX --> Re: 3rd Generation Acura RDX Reviews
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Honda S660 Modulo X
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Mobileye claims their system detected the pedestrian, even with the crappy Uber video as input
Join Discussion......
Integra --> Re: 95 GSR DYNO
Join Discussion......
The 1.5T in the 2018 Accord has VTEC!
 Date: September 25, 2017 23:45
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: TOV News
 Credibility Rating: Not Specified


We're visiting New Hampshire as a guest of Honda to check out the all new 2018 Honda Accord. One of the first things we discovered tonight is that in addition to variable cam phasing (VTC), the Accord's 1.5L Turbocharged engine (which will serve as the base engine for the Accord) features VTEC on the exhaust side of the cylinder head. This differs from the L15BA and L15B7 found in the Honda Civic and CR-V range, which feature VTC but no lift control (VTEC). By adding VTEC to this engine, Honda is able to broaden the torque curve and also help improve boost response.

And for those who are interested in such esoteric items, we learned that the 2.0L turbo engine in the upper spec Accords carries the K20C4 code. It has essentially the same bottom end as the Civic Type R's K20C1, but we understand that it has a smaller turbo, different pistons, and a different cylinder head compared to the mighty 306hp unit that's found in the Civic Type R.



The 1.5L Accord will hit the streets around mid-October, while the 2.0T version will arrive roughly a month later. The Hybrid will find its way into dealerships in the early part of 2018.

More details and photos to come, but we won't be able to share our driving impressions before October 2nd.

Last edited by JeffX on September 26, 2017 00:12

Click Here to Submit Your Comments

Viewing Threshold (What is this?)

[fancy] [flat] [simple]
Subject Thread Originator Replies Last Post
  Poor Acura
None 12
  Tail lights and infotainment
HondaDriver 21
  Only the Temple knows
Hrandy 0
  CONFIRMED: No leather or premium stereo for 2.0T Sport
vh2k 12
  Will Price drop?
PoweredbyHondaX 3
  Weight Revealed!!!
vh2k 24
  Why Always the Mild First?
GoFaster 2
  2018 vs 2017 Accord Comparison
Maxtierney 3
  Pre Embargo 2018 Accord impressions
longhorn 22
  There is a Sport Grille option
longhorn 6
  Video Review Autotrader
PoweredbyHondaX 1
  If it's only on the exhaust, does VTEC kick in?
dootndo2 5
  Wonder how 10th gen Si owners will feel about that...
notyper 25
  Presentation Video
vh2k 1
  VTEC and DWS coming back?
Hondatalover 2
PR Photo Gallery - 2019 Acura RDX Advance
Read Article....................
PR Photo Gallery - 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec
Read Article....................
Photo Gallery - Some other cars from 2019 NYIAS
Read Article....................
TOV Video: 2019 Acura RDX Walk-around with LPL Steve Hansen
Read Article....................
TOV Photo Gallery: 2018 North American International Auto Show
Read Article....................
2018 Acura RLX PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
Contact TOV | Submit Your Article | Submit Your Link | Advertise | TOV Shop | Events | Our Sponsors | TOV Archives
Copyright © 2018 Velocitech Inc. All information contained herein remains the property of Velocitech Inc.
The Temple of VTEC is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. TOV Policies and Guidelines - Credits - Privacy Policy
29