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2012 Honda Civic Si Coupe

2012 Honda Civic Si Coupe
The all-new 2012 Honda Civic Si Coupe and Civic Si Sedan comes with a 201–horsepower i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine, a sport-tuned suspension and exclusive features for the enthusiast driver.

More powerful than the 2.0-liter engine in the previous generation Honda Civic Si, the new 2.4-liter engine produces 201 horsepower @ 7000 rpm and 170 lb-ft. torque @ 4300 rpm, an improvement of 4 horsepower and 31 lb-ft. of torque compared to the previous model. A sport-oriented six-speed manual transmission sends power to a helical-type limited-slip differential (LSD). The LSD helps the Honda Civic Si accelerate powerfully and confidently when exiting corners as both wheels can deliver more equal torque distribution to the road compared to a conventional open-type differential.

Exclusive Honda Civic Si exterior features include 17-inch alloy wheels with 215/45R17 tires (summer tires available on the coupe), a body-color deck lid spoiler with an LED center brake light, fog lights and a chrome exhaust finisher. Inside is an exclusive aluminum shift knob with leather, textured aluminum pedals and firmly bolstered perforated cloth sport seats with suede-like trim and red stitching. The steering wheel is leather-trimmed with red stitching.

The Honda Civic Si engine is designed to provide spirited acceleration with low exhaust emissions and good fuel economy for a compact vehicle. The 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder engine is constructed of lightweight aluminum and features a valvetrain system that incorporates dual overhead camshafts (DOHC) and four valves per cylinder (16 valves total). A performance version of Honda’s i-VTEC system pairs Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTEC®) with Variable Timing Control™ (VTC™). The Honda Civic Si i-VTEC system allows for the production of both low-rpm torque and high-rpm horsepower, which can be a distinct benefit compared to conventional engine designs with fixed valve timing. A high-volume intake manifold and a high-flow, low-backpressure exhaust system elevates the sporty demeanor and aggressive sound of the Honda Civic Si. Dual balance shafts provide exceptional smoothness for a 4-cylinder engine.

2012 Honda Civic Si Coupe Picture
2012 Honda Civic Si Coupe Specifications
2012 Honda Civic Si Coupe Interior Picture

The EPA-estimated city/highway/combined fuel economy rating1 of 22/31/25 miles per gallon is 1 mpg higher in the city and 2 mpg higher on the highway compared to the 2011 model. The Honda Civic Si engine also meets stringent Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV-2) tailpipe emissions standards.

In keeping with the performance enthusiast mission of the vehicle, the Honda Civic Si also has a 6-speed manual with a short-throw shifter is the only transmission available. Compact and lightweight, the transmission provides firm and direct shift action

The Honda Civic Coupe with its shorter length and unique front and rear styling result in a more aggressive and dramatic styling demeanor. Both vehicles feature a low and wide stance that contributes to a distinctive visual presence, while thinner A-pillars stretch further toward the front of the vehicle than before to improve visibility and the perception of interior space. The C-pillars also stretch further toward the rear of the vehicle compared to the previous generation to better complete the flowing one-motion appearance. Adding to the extensive 2012 Civic color palette, the Honda Civic Si Coupe and Civic Si Sedan models add the availability of a new Sunburst Orange Pearl paint color that change in appearance depending on sunlight conditions, further amplifying the dramatic bodylines.

The Honda Civic Si receives exclusive suspension tuning compared to the Civic Sedan and Coupe. Front and rear spring rates are increased, sport-tuned damper settings are used front and rear, and Honda Civic Si models have a 0.4-inch lower ride height. Front and rear stabilizer bars are larger, measuring 18 mm in the front and 15 mm in the rear. The Honda Civic Si Coupe and Civic Si Sedan have a 17.7:1 steering ratio, identical to the other 2012 Honda Civic models. The Civic Si has 4-wheel disc brakes with11.8-inch vented front rotors (up from 10.3 inches on all other Civic models) and 10.2-inch solid rear rotors.

For safety, the new Honda Civic Si comes with a wide variety of standard equipment includes Honda’s exclusive Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure for enhanced frontal collision energy management and vehicle-to-vehicle crash compatibility. ACE enhances frontal collision energy management through a network of load bearing structures in the front of the vehicle. Standard safety equipment includes VSA that integrates with the new Motion Adaptive EPS system; dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags; front side airbags with occupant position detection system (OPDS); side curtain airbags; and a 4-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist.

Exclusive driver-oriented Honda Civic Si Coupe and Civic Si Sedan interior features include firmly bolstered front sport seats and a special Honda Civic Si interior color scheme with red ambient interior lighting. The front seats increase lateral support with firmer side bolsters compared to the other models. As with other Civic models, both of the Honda Civic Si front seats manually recline, and the driver’s seat features a manual height adjustment control. Both Honda Civic Si models likewise offer versatile 60/40 split fold-down rear seatbacks, which allow multiple configurations for passenger seating and cargo storage. A rear-seat center armrest with two beverage holders is included on the Civic Si.

The two-tier instrument panel in the Honda Civic Si exclusively has red-backlit instrumentation. The new Sequential Rev-limit Indicator is located to the left of the speedometer display close to the driver’s line of sight, and also includes an i-VTEC indicator. The i-VTEC indicator illuminates when the VTEC system shifts from low to high-rpm cam profiles, and the rev-limit indicator’s array of six lights illuminate sequentially as engine speed rises. The first four lights are orange, and the last two are red.

2012 Honda Civic Si Coupe
2012 Honda Civic Si Coupe

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