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Honda Civic 1.8 i VTEC

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Honda Civic 1.8 i VTEC

4-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, OHC, 1799 cm3 / 109.8 cu in / 109.8 cu in, 103.0 kW / 138.1 hp / 138.1 hp @ 6300 rpm / 6300 rpm / 6300 rpm, 174.0 N·m / 128.3 lb·ft / 128.3 lb·ft @ 4300 rpm / 4300 rpm / 4300 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 205 km/h / 127 mph / 127 mph top speed, consumption 9.0 l/100km / 31.4 mpg-UK / 26.1 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)HondaIssued from2008
ModelCivic 1.8 i VTECIssued until
SerieCivicNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerHonda Motor Co.CountryJP,US,CA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)456 l / 16.10 cu ft / 16.10 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)2549 l / 90.02 cu ft / 90.02 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)1352 l / 47.75 cu ft / 47.75 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4490 mm / 176.8 in / 176.8 inTotal (curb) weight1265 kg / 2789 lb / 2789 lb
Width1760 mm / 69.3 in / 69.3 inDry weight
Height1440 mm / 56.7 in / 56.7 inLoad capacity485 kg / 1069 lb / 1069 lb
Wheelbase2630 mm / 103.5 in / 103.5 inGross (max.) weight1750 kg / 3858 lb / 3858 lb
Track frontTowing weight1400 kg / 3086 lb / 3086 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity50 l / 11.0 UK gal / 13.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.15 m2 / 23.2 sq ft / 23.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore81.0 mm / 3.19 in / 3.19 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke87.3 mm / 3.44 in / 3.44 in
Fuel detailsunleaded 95Bore/Stroke ratio0.93
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement1799 cm3 / 109.8 cu in / 109.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity449.86 cm3/cylinder / 27.452 cu in/cylinder / 27.452 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHCCompression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power103.0 kW / 138.1 hp / 138.1 hp at 6300 rpm / 6300 rpm / 6300 rpm
AspirationMax. torque174.0 N·m / 128.3 lb·ft / 128.3 lb·ft at 4300 rpm / 4300 rpm / 4300 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)41.2 kW / 55.3 hp / 55.3 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output57.2 kW/l / 1.258 bhp/cu in / 1.258 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque96.7 N·m/l / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed205 km/h / 127 mph / 127 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio110.7 kW/ton / 83.9 bhp/ton / 83.9 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)9.1 l/100km / 31.0 mpg-UK / 25.8 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)6.9 l/100km / 40.9 mpg-UK / 34.1 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)9.0 l/100km / 31.4 mpg-UK / 26.1 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions143 g/km / 230 g/mi / 230 g/mi
  Range556 km / 345 mi / 345 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
SteeringSteering detailsPower assisted steering Traction control. Electronic stabilisation program (ESP).
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front205/55-R16Tyres rear205/55-R16
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear201 mm / 7.9 in / 7.9 in
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Honda Civic 1.8 i VTEC

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