2011 Honda CR-Z

0
1

The Honda CR-Z‘s exterior styling is formed around a "one-motion wedge" concept with a low bonnet line and wide stance giving the car a confident, athletic look. Signature Honda design features, such as the split level rear glass hatch and aerodynamic, shallow raked roofline have been referenced in the design of the sleek coupe and then combined with a curvaceous and deeply sculpted exterior form.

For the first time, a fuel efficient, low emission parallel hybrid system is combined with an ultra precise 6-speed manual gearbox. The manual gearbox is a core part of the driver engagement Honda’s engineers wanted to bring to the Honda CR-Z model. The flexibility of Honda’s unique IMA parallel hybrid system allows it to be used with a range of transmissions, not just CVT-based gearboxes.

The manual transmission is complemented by a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder i-VTEC engine, which is new to Europe and is a key component in the Honda CR-Z’s unique character. This powerful, yet efficient engine is based on the engine fitted to some non-European versions of the Jazz. The eager to rev nature of the medium capacity engine, is enhanced by the additional 78 Nm of torque provided by the 14 PS electric motor, which is situated between the engine and clutch. The electric motor boosts torque at low and medium revs, which gives the Honda CR-Z in-gear flexibility more usually associated with turbocharged engines.

Source: Honda Press Release

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Engine: 1.5L Inline 4 Hybrid
Weight: 1,200 kg / 2,646 lbs
Power: 101 kW / 135 hp / 137 PS
0-100 kph: 9.5 seconds
Torque: 190 Nm / 140 lb-ft
Top Speed: 200 kph / 124 mph

VIDEO

2011 Honda CR-Z
1987 Honda CR-X

The Honda CR-X, originally launched as the Honda Ballade Sports CR-X in Japan, was a compact sports car man...

2011 Honda CR-Z Mugen RR Concept

Mugen of Japan has built a Honda CR-Z Mugen RR design concept to demonstrate Mugen's capabilities in terms...

2012 Honda CR-Z Mugen Concept

Mugen Euro has developed a highly-tuned version of the Honda CR-Z that aims to deliver up to 200PS and 215N...

2015 Honda CR-Z

With sleek and sporty styling paired with spirited performance and high efficiency that lives up to its spo...

2007 Honda Civic Type R

The 8th generation Honda Civic bore the Type R badge beginning in the 2007 model year. During this period H...

2004 Honda Integra Type S

The Integra gained the name change to Type S in Australia to replace the Type R, however the Japanese model...

2011 Honda EV-Ster Concept

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. staged the world premiere of the Honda EV-STER, the next-generation electric small sp...

2016 Honda Civic Type R Concept

The new Honda Civic Type R Prototype has been revealed at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, offering an insight in...

2016 Honda Civic Si Prototype

The Honda Civic Si Prototype made its global debut, giving Honda enthusiasts a good look at the design and...

2016 Honda Accord Touring Coupe

After bringing a completely new Accord to the market in 2013, and 2016 refresh brings with it better fuel e...

2006 Honda RA106

The Honda RA106 was the car with which the Honda team competed in the 2006 Formula One season. It was drive...

2015 Honda FCV Concept

The Honda FCV Concept is a concept car for an all-new fuel-cell vehicle (FCV), and the Honda Power Exporter...