Honda Civic Type R MK2 (facelift) (EP3)

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Honda Civic Type R (EP3) was launched in 2001 as a 3-door hatchback and was facelifted in 2004.

This EDM (European Domestic Market) Civic Type R featured a 200 hp (150 kW) 2.0L i-VTEC engine (K20A2) and the regular Type R treatment of seam welding, close ratio 6-speed transmission and uprated brakes, but did not include some of the other higher-end features, such as the helical LSD and red Recaro race-seats, that were standard in the previous generation EK9. However, Honda of Japan marketed a JDM (Japanese domestic market) version of the EP3 which retained the highly renowned helical LSD similar to that of the EK9 and red Recaro race-seats. Other differences included a more track-oriented chassis/undercarriage settings as compared to the EDM, as well as a 215 hp (158 kW) i-VTEC engine (K20A) had a fully balanced crankshaft assembly with different intake manifold, exhaust manifold, higher-lift camshafts, higher-compression pistons, chrome-moly flywheel and ECU programming. All of the Japan-spec K20A Type-R powertrain were built in Japan and shipped to the Swindon plant to be installed in the Japan-spec Type-R EP3. The JDM EP3 was also available in the traditional Type R championship white while the EDM was not. The EDM has more relaxed gear ratios and some high rpm torque traded for low rpm torque compared to the JDM.

The car was facelifted in 2004 and got revised EPS with quicker steering, revised suspension settings, projector headlamps (JDM came equipped with halogens only while the EDM came with an option for HIDs with self-levelling motors), lighter clutch and flywheel assembly etc.; based on Honda literature, this facelifted (FL) model was targeted at addressing customers’ and critics’ feedback such as understeer on the limit (due to the front MacPherson strut setup), numb steering response and lack of low end torque. Mugen made an upgraded version of the JDM Civic Type R, it has a sport exhaust system and an engine tuning, special Mugen Grille, and anti-roll bars for pro racing activities.

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Model

Honda Civic Type R MK2 (facelift) (EP3)

Production

2004-2006

Segment

C

Doors

3

Layout

FWD

Engine Displacement

1998 cm3

Cylinders

L4

Induction

Naturally Aspirated

Fuel

Gasoline

Fuel System

Multipoint Injection

Power (hp)

200

Power (kw)

147

Power (@rpm)

@7400 rpm

Torque (Nm)

196

Torque (@rpm)

@ 5900 rpm

0-100km/h

6,8

Top Speed (km/h)

235 km/h

Top Speed (mph)

146 mph

Consumption (lt/100km)

8,9

CO2 (g/km)

212 g/km

Gearbox

6 MT

Weight

1170 kg

Length

4140 mm

Width

1699 mm

Height

1420 mm

Wheelbase

2581 mm

Front Track

1471 mm

Rear Track

1491 mm

Boot Space

314

Tire Size

205/45 R17

Front Brakes

300 mm Ventilated Discs

Rear Brakes

260 mm Discs