Honda will be displaying a more powerful version of the oil burning European market Honda Accord at the Geneva Motor Show this March.
The 2.2 litre i-DTEC engine in the Accord Euro turbodiesel has been upgraded with a revised turbo, cylinder head and larger intercooler resulting in a 30 PS peak power upgrade to 180 PS at 4,000rpm and a torque boost of 30Nm up to 380Nm as low as 2,000rpm. This more powerful turbodiesel Accord will be known as the Honda Accord Type S. The manual-only Euro Accord Type S will also get a new set of 18 inch alloy wheels and clear indicator covers to differentiate it from the rest of the Accord range, and most importantly a “Type S” badge.
Both the sedan and estate bodystyles will be available, and two new colours will be available exclusively for the Type S – Premium White Pearl and Basque Red. The car shown above is the regular Euro Accord sedan, as photos of the new Type S have not been released yet.