Honda officially debuted its all-new Honda Civic Si via a live stream on its YouTube Channel and fans were thrilled to see both the coupe and sedan strutting its stuff.
The 2017 Civic Si will be coming with a high-performance 1.5L turbo-four mill that is capable of churning out 205 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque.
Previously, the model came with a 2.4L naturally aspirated I-4 and although the 2017 iteration produces the same horsepower, it offers a higher level of torque output – 18 lb-ft more.
The 2017 Civic Si also makes the peak power 1,300 rpm lower at 5,700 rpm and peak torque comes at 2,300 rpm earlier. This is maintained for over 70 percent of the rev range – 2,100 to 5,000 rpm.
Although fans were open with their love for the manual transmission that comes with the car, it appears that many aren’t very pleased with the use of the 1.5-liter mill.
According to a Reddit thread, fans felt that it wasn’t enough and wished that the automaker had utilized a detuned 2.0-liter mill from the Type R, instead.
Honda has long been known to produced lower power cars with better handling but many felt that a detuned 2.0L is necessary as everything else in the segment offers a lot more power.
Well, do you think Honda did the right thing with its decision on the 2017 Civic Si’s engine?