The i-DTEC engine reduces noxious exhaust emissions while boosting power and fuel efficiency.

Turbocharged i-DTEC engine at NAIAS

The new CAFE standards have caused quite a stir in the USA, in both a good and bad sense. Its a good thing that US cars need to become more fuel efficient with less emissions, and one way of reaching this goal is clean diesel.

Diesel is of course notoriously known for its polluting, but over the past years the cleaning filters have been researched and developed at an amazing pace. Acura has not been sitting still either and has announced at the Detroit Motor Show that the marque will offer a clean diesel turbocharged i-DTEC engine by 2009.

The first car to be powered by the new engine has not yet been announced.

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