[home][rumors and news][model release matrix][tov motorsports][desktop calendar][exhaust notes][tov forums][links][search][sponsors][garage][login]

Tire Rack Upgrade Garage
 Search for a Dealer:
 Canadian Flag US Flag
 Honda Acura
 ZIP  
Acura
There are currently no active Acura promotions
Honda
There are currently no active Honda promotions
Spied in Southern Europe! 11th gen Civic Type R
More.......................
American Honda reports June 2021 and 2nd quarter sales results
More.......................
Official PR Photos of the 2022 Civic Hatchback
More.......................
Honda is revealing the 2022 Civic Hatchback tonight live on YouTube
More.......................
Just hitting the dealer lots: 2021 Acura TLX Type S
More.......................
2022 MDX Type S Breaks Cover as Acura Race Team Departs for Pikes Peak Hill Climb
More.......................
All-New 2022 Civic Sedan Arrives at Honda Dealerships Today, Raising Compact Sedan Game
More.......................
American Honda reports May 2021 sales results
More.......................
ILX --> Re: spy shots of the new ILX?
Join Discussion......
Ridgeline - General Talk --> Honda Ridgeline/Passport/Pilot/MDX/TLX ZF 9AT
Join Discussion......
Civic --> Re: 11th Generation Honda Civic Reviews what happened to base models and base model pricing?
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Tiger Eye MDX TYPE S: Spied
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: TLX Type S Vs Audi S4: Video
Join Discussion......
Videos --> Re: Another British NSX Review
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Honda & Acura EV Rumor
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Re: F1 - 2021 British Grand Prix - spoilers
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: GM Issues Second Recall In A Year For Chevy Bolt After Battery Fires
Join Discussion......
Civic --> 200 Civic Type R FK8's at one event
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: 2022 WRX
Join Discussion......
Videos --> Re: CTR vs i30 N vs S3
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Fast Fords - Hubnut's Fairmont AU
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Honda to refuse lease buyouts to rivals
Join Discussion......
Accord --> Re: next FMC for Accord?
Join Discussion......
04.26 BestCar reveals some specs for the 1.5 VTEC Turbo found in new StepWGN
 Date: March 25, 2015 12:22
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: BestCar Magazine - April 26, 2015 issue
 Credibility Rating: Not Specified


The latest issue of BestCar hits the newsstands today (March 26 in Japan), and within the pages there's some info on the soon to be released Japanese-market StepWGN, which will feature Honda's first road application of the 1.5L VTEC Turbo engine.

The StepWGN is a minivan of sorts, a tall and boxy one, so it appears that Honda has optimized this variant of the 1.5 VTEC Turbo for fuel efficiency and a very flat torque curve.

The specs given by BestCar are as follows:

  • Displacement: 1496cc
  • Valvetrain: DOHC VTEC
  • Horsepower: 150ps@5500rpm
  • Torque: 20.7 kg-m@1500-5000rpm (150lb-ft@1500-5000rpm)
  • Engine Code: A15B

The BestCar text appears to reference another variant of this new 1.5L VTEC Turbo, said to generate 201ps/191lb-ft. Note that Honda has already revealed that the upcoming 10th generation Civic will feature a "downsized turbo" and the expectation is that it will use a variant of this A15 1.5L VTEC Turbo. We're guessing that the next generation Civic could be announced as early as next week, during Honda's press conference at 1:55PM April 1st at the New York Auto Show.


Last edited by JeffX on March 25, 2015 15:01

Click Here to Submit Your Comments

Viewing Threshold (What is this?)

[fancy] [flat] [simple]
Subject Thread Originator Replies Last Post
  S660 article
gogojojo 1
  More to come
DrWhiner 0
  Comparison to current gen numbers
Midi_Amp 20
  6000 RPM for the fuel cut-off?
JP 16
  The A series returns?
Hondatalover 4
  Engine
DrWhiner 0
2022 Acura MDX Specs and Features
Read Article....................
2022 Honda Civic Design Story, a video by Honda
Read Article....................
Photo Gallery: 2021 Acura TLX Advance
Read Article....................
Photo Gallery: 2021 Acura TLX - Details and Cutaways
Read Article....................
Photo Gallery: 2021 Acura TLX A-Spec
Read Article....................
TOV Photo Gallery: 2020 Chicago Auto Show
Read Article....................
Contact TOV | Submit Your Article | Submit Your Link | Advertise | TOV Shop | Events | Our Sponsors | TOV Archives
Copyright © 2020 Velocitech Inc. All information contained herein remains the property of Velocitech Inc.
The Temple of VTEC is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. TOV Policies and Guidelines - Credits - Privacy Policy
31