B18 Engine Specs

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B18 Engine Specs
Hondas had many different lines of the B18 engine. (yellow car, a honda Japanese sport car model image by alma_sacra from Fotolia.com)

Honda used the B18 engine from 1990 to 2001 in the Civic Type R and the Honda Del Sol. The B18 engine was preferred by import performance enthusiasts as it had so many aftermarket parts available and so much potential for power. Straight from the factory though, the B18 packed a lot of power in its small block.

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The B18A1 was in Honda-produced vehicles from 1990 through 1993. It was a Double Overhead Cam engine and did not have Honda's VTEC installed. The engine had a compression rating of 9.2:1, a horsepower rating of 130 horsepower at 6,000 RPM and 121 foot-pounds or torque at 5,000 RPM. Its overall displacement was 1,834 cubic centimetres (CC). In 1992, the horsepower was increased to 140 at 6,300 RPM, but the torque remained the same.


The B18B1 engine was placed in Honda's vehicles from 1994 through 2000 and was DOHC, but was not equipped with VTEC. It had a 9.2:1 compression ratio, put down 142 horsepower at 630 RPM and 127 foot-pounds of torque at 5200 RPM. It underwent a small change in 1996 when emission laws pushed all vehicles to OBD 2 computers; there were no power increases though.

B18C SiR-G

The B18C SiR-G was only released on Japanese-based Integra SiR-Gs from 1995 to 1997. This was the first generation that Honda added VTEC to the DOHC B18 line. This engine carried a compression rating of 10.6:1, 178 horsepower at 7,600 RPM and 129 foot-pounds of torque at 6,200 RPM.


This 1797 CC engine was in Honda products from 1997 to 2001. It had a compression rating of 10.6:1, a horsepower rating of 195 at 7,800 RPM and a torque rating of 130 at 7,600 RPM. This engine was also a DOHC VTEC engine.


This engine was a DOHC 1797 CC produced for Honda Civics from 1996 to 2001. This engine had a compression rating of 10.0:1, horsepower rating of 170 at 7,600 RPM, torque rating of 128 foot-pounds at 6,200 RPM and had Honda's VTEC.

B18C Spec R

This engine was a 1797 CC DOHC VTEC that was released for Japanese Hondas from 1997 to 2001. This engine had a compression rating of 11.0:1, horsepower rated 210 at 8,100 RPM and torque of 130 foot-pounds at 7,600 RPM.


This 1797 CC engine was the highest rated of the B18 line, having 195 horsepower at 7,800 RPM and 130 foot-pounds of torque at 7,600 RPM with a compression rating of 10.6:1. This engine was also a DOHC VTEC and was used from 1997 to 2001 in the Type R Integra.

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