Occurrence VTEC system (a system that electronically controls the variable opening time of the valve) is due to the Japanese engineer Ikuo Kaitaniemu. Indirectly, the VTEC engine is a product of restrictive Japanese tax law - depending on the volume of the engine, the tax is lower or higher, which is why Japanese engineers spent a lot of time in the 1s looking for ways to circumvent the unfavorable law by maintaining adequate engine power and fuel consumption. Although most Japanese manufacturers worked through their systems, variable valve opening times, Honda was the first to successfully introduce VTEC in production. Initially, the system was used in F1989 car engines, and for the first time VTEC units in passenger vehicles made their debut in XNUMX under the guise of Honda Cr (Japan) and Civic models (in Europe) - were engines with a volume of 1600 cm3 and 160/150 hp. Since then, many variations of the VTEC engine have emerged, which, depending on the configuration, have been used to achieve high power (DOHC VTEC) or fuel consumption (VTEC-E), and the next evolution of this technology is available today, i-VTEC engines.
1.8 VTEC - liter engine debuted in Europe with the launch of the VI generation Accord in 1998. The donor for the new engine is the 18 hp F3A116 engine, which was the main driver in the previous generation of the Japanese middle class representative. The four-valve unit is also built into the twin Rover 600 series with the new VTEC system and modified equipment parts managed to reach 136 hp and 175 Nm of torque. The engine is characterized by high durability and a fairly successful compromise between performance and combustion, providing acceleration from 0-100 km / h in just 10 seconds and an average fuel consumption of 8,5 liters. A big advantage is the large delivery of Accord equipped with this unit, so we have more options for possible selection. With the end of the production of the VI generation Accord, the engine for disappeared from Honda's offer.
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