The Type S is based on the 2.2L i-DTEC diesel-powered Accord Euro but features more power thanks to a revised turbocharger, cylinder head and larger intercooler. Final output will stand at 180hp (134kW) – 30hp (22kW) more than the standard model. Peak torque has also increased 22lb-ft (30Nm) to 280lb-ft (380Nm), which comes on at a relatively low 2000rpm.
To set it apart from the standard fleet, the car will come with newly designed 18in alloy wheels, clear indicator covers, unique badging and two new exterior colors – White Pearl and Basque Red.
Performance, pricing, fuel economy and emissions data will be available closer to the vehicle’s launch planned for the middle of the year.
With a little hope, Honda may eventually add some of these upgrades to the U.S. market Acura TSX – just don’t hold your breath for the diesel option.