We’ve been smitten with the thought of a diesel-powered Honda Accord coming to these shores since first hearing about the Accord i-CTDi diesel.
The Accord i-TCDi is a game changer. The 2.2 liter four cylinder common rail turbo diesel produces 140 horsepower, 250 foot pounds of torque, and fabulous fuel economy. It’s tough to argue with a highway mileage rating of over 50 miles per gallon (adjusted for US gallons) in a four door sedan of this caliber.
After a long wait, we finally had our chance to meet the elusive Accord i-TCDi …
Alas, our first encounter with the diesel Accord (at the Green California conference in Sacramento, CA) was just enough to wet the pallet.
Needless to say, this is one smooth little diesel.
While we didn’t have the chance to go for a test drive, we were able to capture the car at idle with the hood open.
We look forward to putting the diesel Accord’s 0-62 time of 9.3 seconds to the test in the near future …