Type R To Burn Oil

Honda's chief power train engineer has revealed to Autocar that the Civic Type R is a candidate for the company's new 2.2-liter diesel engine. 180 bhp may sound tame next to the current gasoline motor's 201 bhp, but with 320 lb/ft of torque in comparison 142, the diesel should be significantly faster. The engine is likely to appear in the Civic's mid-life facelift, which is likely to occur in 2009. America, you're left out on this one. [Via Autocar]