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Honda introduced a facelifted version for the European Civic sedan in 2008, preparing it for the Euro 5 emission standards.

While the U.S. customers had to wait for a few more years to receive a new version of the sedan, the Europeans already had it refreshed. The Japanese carmaker already had its new factory in Turkey up and running and needed to fill it with orders.

The facelifted version featured similar headlights and grille but with a different bumper. Unlike its predecessor, which sported rectangular fog lights, the 2008 model received round ones. Its lower grille was trapezoidal. In the back, the carmaker installed new taillights with a turn signal on the lower-outer area.

Inside, the carmaker introduced new materials inside the cabin and a new infotainment unit. For the middle trim level, the cabin received sport-trimmed black cloth seats with suede bolsters. Honda installed a 60/40 split bench in the rear as standard, expanding the trunk size.

Under the hood, the carmaker offered the car with only one engine option for the European market: a 1.8-liter, single-camshaft i-VTEC unit carried over from its hatchback sibling. It paired it with a six-speed manual while a five-speed automatic was on the options list. The carmaker used the same 1.3-liter IMA (Integrated Motor Assist) unit paired to a CVT transmission as standard for the hybrid version.

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HONDA Civic Sedan 2008 - 2012
  1 gasoline engine
  • 1.8 i-VTEC 6MT (140 HP)
  1 hybrid engine
  • 1.3 IMA eCVT (94 HP)

HONDA Civic Sedan 1.8 i-VTEC 6MT (140 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.8 i-VTEC 6MT (140 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1799 cm3
Power
103 KW @ 6300 RPM
140 HP @ 6300 RPM
138 BHP @ 6300 RPM
Torque
128 lb-ft @ 4300 RPM
174 Nm @ 4300 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged multipoint injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
124 mph (200 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
9.1 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
195/65 R15
DIMENSIONS
Length
178.9 in (4544 mm)
Width
68.9 in (1750 mm)
Height
56.3 in (1430 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.2/60.8 in (1,504/1,544 mm)
Wheelbase
106.4 in (2703 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.9 in (150 mm)
Cargo Volume
13.8 cuFT (391 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.28
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2632 lbs (1194 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3693 lbs (1675 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
25.8 mpg US (9.1 L/100Km)
Highway
42.7 mpg US (5.5 L/100Km)
Combined
35.7 mpg US (6.6 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
156 g/km

HONDA Civic Sedan 1.3 IMA eCVT (94 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.3 IMA eCVT (94 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1339 cm3
Power
69 KW @ 6000 RPM
94 HP @ 6000 RPM
93 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
89 lb-ft @ 2500 RPM
121 Nm @ 2500 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged multipoint injection
Fuel
Hybrid
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
115 mph (185 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
12.1 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
eCVT
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
195/65 R15
DIMENSIONS
Length
178.9 in (4544 mm)
Width
68.9 in (1750 mm)
Height
56.3 in (1430 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.2/60.8 in (1,504/1,544 mm)
Wheelbase
106.4 in (2703 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.9 in (150 mm)
Cargo Volume
12.3 cuFT (348 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.28
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3016 lbs (1368 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3693 lbs (1675 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
45.2 mpg US (5.2 L/100Km)
Highway
54.7 mpg US (4.3 L/100Km)
Combined
51.1 mpg US (4.6 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
109 g/km
Notes
Notice
Hybrid system
Electric motor: 15 kW (20 HP)
Total system power: 82kW (110 HP)
Total system torque: 167 Nm (123 lb-ft)
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