Honda L-series Engine Specs Information

Honda L-series Engine Specs Information

The L-series is a compact 4-cylinder engine created by Honda, introduced in 2001 with the Honda Fit. It has 1.2, 1.3 and 1.5 liter displacement variants, which utilize the names L12A, L13A and L15A. Depending on the region, these engines are sold throughout the world in the 5-door Honda Brio Fit/Jazz hatchback Honda Civic and the 4-door Fit Aria/City sedan (also known as Fit Saloon). They are also sold in the Japanese-only Airwave wagon and Mobilio MPV.

 

Two different valvetrains are present on this engine series. The L12A, L13A and L15A use (Japanesei-DSI), or “intelligent Dual & Sequential Ignition”. i-DSI utilizes two spark plugs per cylinder which fire at different intervals during the combustion process to achieve a more complete burn of the gasoline. This process allows the engine to have more power while keeping fuel consumption low, thanks to the better gasoline utilization. Emissions are also reduced. The i-DSI engines have two to five valves per cylinder and a modest redline of only 6,000 rpm, but reach maximum torque at mid-range rpm, allowing for better performance without having to rev the engine at high speeds. The i-DSI is also known for not using Turbochargers in performance category but it uses high compression, long stroke, lightweight compact engine.

 

The other valvetrain in use is the VTEC on one of the two varieties of the L15A. This engine is aimed more at performance than efficiency with a slightly higher redline with 4 valves per cylinder, which reaches peak torque at higher rpm. However, it still offers a good combination of both performance and fuel efficiency. Both the i-DSI and VTEC have relatively high compression ratios at 10.8:1 and 10.4:1, respectively.

Before April 2006, the L-series were exclusively available with a 5-speed manual and continuously variable transmission (CVT). With the introduction of the Fit in Canada and the United States, an L-series engine was mated to a traditional automatic transmission with a torque converter for the first time. The L12A i-DSI is available exclusively in the European domestic market Jazz and is sold with only a 5-speed manual transmission.

As of 2010, the L15A7 (i-VTEC) is a class legal engine choice for SCCA sanctioned Formula F competition, joining the 1.6L Ford Kent engine.

L10

 

L10A i-DSI

  • Available exclusively in the Southeast Asian market Jazz and City. Available with a 5-speed manual transmission and a 4 Speed Automatic.

  • Displacement: 992 cc (60.5 cu in)

  • Bore x Stroke: 73.0 mm × 74.4 mm (2.87 in × 2.93 in)

  • Compression Ratio: 10.8:1

  • Power: 70 kW (95 PS; 94 hp) @ 5,700 rpm

  • Torque: 140 N⋅m (100 lb⋅ft) @ 2,800 rpm

  • Variations: L12A1

  • SOHC 16 valve

  • 8 spark plugs, 2 per cylinder

 

L12

 

L12A i-DSI

Stock L12A i-DSI engine

  • Available exclusively in the European domestic market Jazz and available with only a 5-speed manual transmission.

  • Displacement: 1,246 cc (76.0 cu in)

  • Bore x Stroke: 73.0 mm × 74.4 mm (2.87 in × 2.93 in)

  • Compression Ratio: 10.8:1

  • Power: 80 kW (109 PS; 107 hp) @ 5,700 rpm

  • Torque: 110 N⋅m (81 lb⋅ft) @ 2,800 rpm

  • Variations: L12A1

  • SOHC 16 valve

  • 8 spark plugs, 2 per cylinder

 

L12B i-VTEC

  • SOHC 16 valve i-VTEC

  • Displacement: 1,198 cc

  • Bore x Stroke: 73.0 mm (2.9 in) × 71.58 mm

  • Compression Ration: 10.2:1

  • Power: 66 kW (90 PS; 89 hp) / 6,200 rpm

  • Torque: 114 N⋅m (84 lb⋅ft) / 4,900 rpm

  • CO2 emission: 125g/km

  • RPMLock: 6,500 rpm

  • SpeedLock: 145 km/h

  • ECU: Bosch (Two Couplers)

  • Honda Jazz (Germany / India) Honda Brio (Thailand / India / Indonesia)

 

L13

 

L13A i-DSI

L13A i-DSI

  • Sold as a 1.3 in the Japanese Fit and only available with the advanced ZF-DCT CVT transmission with 7 Speeds developed in Germany. European Civic 1.4 i-DSI has a standard 6-speed manual with an available 6-speed automated manual I-SHIFT transmission.

For 7th gen Civic, City, Fit & Jazz Models

  • Displacement: 1,339 cc (81.7 cu in)

  • Bore x Stroke: 73.0 mm × 80.0 mm (2.87 in × 3.15 in)

  • Compression Ratio: 10.8:1

  • Horsepower: 100 kW (134 PS; 136 hp) @ 4400 rpm

  • Torque: 227 N·m (200 lb·ft) @ 2800 rpm

  • Variations: L13A1 (Fit/Jazz), L13A7 (European market Civic), L13A8 (European market City)

For 8th gen Civic

  • Displacement: 1,339 cc (81.7 cu in)

  • Bore x Stroke: 73.0 mm × 80.0 mm (2.87 in × 3.15 in)

  • Horsepower: 70 kW (95 ps)

  • Torque: 200 N·m (91 lbf·ft)

  • CO2 emission: 109g/km (for the Honda Civic Hybrid)

 

L13A i-VTEC

  • Available in the Honda Fit (Japan series GE6 / GE7), Honda Airwave in Japan and the European Honda Civic.

  • SOHC 16 valve i-VTEC

  • Displacement: 1,339 cc (81.7 cu in)

  • Bore x Stroke: 73.0 mm × 80.0 mm (2.87 × 3.15 in)

  • Compression Ratio: 10.5:1

  • Horsepower: 73 kW (99 PS; 98 hp) (99 PS; 98 hp) / 6,000 rpm

  • Torque: 127 N⋅m (94 lb⋅ft) / 4,800 rpm

 

L13B (i-VTEC)

  • DOHC 16 valve i-VTEC

  • Displacement: 1,297 cc

  • Bore x Stroke: 73.0 mm × 78.7 mm (2.87 in × 3.10 in)

  • Compression: 13.5 : 1

  • Power: 73 kW (99 PS; 98 hp) / 6,000 rpm

  • Torque: 119 N⋅m (88 lb⋅ft) / 5,000 rpm (GK3 Fit)

  • Top Speed: 140 km/h

  • Honda Fit (Japan series GE3 / 4)

  • Honda Brio

 

L13Z1 i-VTEC

L13Z1 i-VTEC in Fifth Gen Honda City Pakistan

  • Available in the Honda Fit (Japan series GE6 / GE7), Honda City (Pakistan), Honda Airwave in Japan and the European Honda Civic.

  • SOHC 16 valve i-VTEC

  • Displacement: 1,339 cc (81.7 cu in)

  • Bore x Stroke: 73.0 mm × 80.0 mm (2.87 in × 3.15 in)

  • Compression Ratio: 10.5:1

  • Power: 73 kW (99 PS; 98 hp) / 6,000 rpm

  • Torque: 128 N⋅m (94 lb⋅ft) / 4,300 rpm

  • Speed Limiter: 130 km/h (JDM only)

L15A2 i-DSI

It debuted in Honda City/Fit Aria four door Sport-sedan in November 2002.

  • Offered in the Fit Aria and Partner in Japan.

  • Displacement: 1,496 cc (91.3 cu in)

  • Bore x Stroke: 73.0 mm × 89.4 mm (2.87 in × 3.52 in)

  • Compression Ratio: 10.8:1

  • Power: 66 kW (90 PS; 89 hp) @ 5,500 rpm

  • Torque: 131 N⋅m (97 lb⋅ft) @ 2,700 rpm​

 

L15A1 VTEC

Stock L15A1-VTEC engine

It debuted in JDM Fit and Mobilio Spike in September 2002.

  • Available in the Fit, Fit Aria, Airwave, Mobilio, and Mobilio Spike in Japan. Sold throughout the world with 5-speed manual or CVT options in the Fit/Jazz and City. Canadian and US Fit models will have a 5-speed automatic instead of the CVT.

  • Displacement: 1,496 cc (91.3 cu in)

  • Bore x Stroke: 73.0 mm × 89.4 mm (2.87 in × 3.52 in)

  • Compression Ratio: 10.4:1

  • Power: 81 kW (110 PS; 109 hp) @ 5,800 rpm

  • Torque: 143 N⋅m (105 lb⋅ft) @ 4,800 rpm

 

L15A7 (i-VTEC)

since 2009 in 2nd Gen Honda Jazz

 

L15A7

  • SOHC 16 valve i-VTEC
  • Displacement: 1,496 cc

  • Bore x Stroke: 73.0 mm × 89.4 mm (2.87 in × 3.52 in)

  • Compression Ratio: 10.4 : 1

  • Power: 88 kW (118 hp) / 6,600 rpm

  • Torque: 145 N⋅m (107 lb⋅ft) / 4,800 rpm (GE8 Fit)

  • Carbon Dioxide (g/km): 148

  • Honda Fit (Japan series GE8 / 9)

  • Honda Jazz (Brazil,Thailand GE8 / 9)

  • Honda Freed (Japan series GB3 / 4)

  • Honda City (India, Brazil, Pakistan, Thailand, Malaysia, ASEAN)

  • Eligible for the F1600 Championship Series

 

L15B1

Found in 2015-2019 3rd generation Honda Fit in North American Market​

  • DOHC 16 valve i-VTEC

  • Displacement: 1,496 cc

  • Bore x Stroke: 73.0 mm (2.9 in) × 89.4 mm

  • Power: 97 kW (132 PS; 130 hp) / 6,600 rpm

  • Torque: 155 N⋅m (114 lb⋅ft) / 4,600 rpm

  • Honda Vezel (2013–)

  • Honda Fit/Jazz (including Hybrid models) (2013–)

  • Honda Freed Hybrid (2016–)

  • Honda City (2014–)

 

L15BF VTC Turbo

  • Found in:

  • 2016/2017 Honda Jade RS / Facelift 210 Turbo (Chinese market, Japanese Domestic Market & Singapore)

  • Displacement: 1,496 cc (91.3 cu in) PGM-FI (Direct Injection)

  • Bore x Stroke: 73.0mm x 89.4 mm

  • Compression: 10.6:1

  • Boost pressure: Unknown

  • Power: 148 hp (150 PS) @5500 rpm

  • Torque: 203 N⋅m (150 lb⋅ft) @ 1600-5000 Rpm

  • Redline: 6500 rpm

 

L15B7 VTC Turbo

Honda Civic (10th Generation)

Acura CDX

L15B7 VTC Engine found in Honda Civic and Acura CDX, the intake is not the same.

Found in

  • 2016— Honda Civic turbo (US, Canada, China)

  • 2017— Honda Civic Si (US, Canada & México)

  • 2017— Honda CR-V, non-LX (US, China)

  • 2017 Acura CDX (China)

  • 2018— Honda Accord (US & Canada)

  • Engine Type: DOHC in-line 4-cylinder with VTC, single scroll MHI-TD03 turbo and internal wastegate, and VTEC (Accord only)

  • Fuel injection: Direct

  • Boost Pressure:

  • 16.5 psi - standard Civic

  • 20.3 psi - Honda Civic Si

  • 18.5 psi - Honda CR-V

  • 20.2 psi - Honda Accord

  • Displacement: 1,498 cc (91.4 cu in)

  • Bore and Stroke: 73.0 mm x 89.5 mm

  • Compression: 10.6:1 (10.3:1 - Honda Civic Si, Honda Accord and Honda CR-V)

Power

  • 174 hp @ 6000 rpm - standard Civic

  • 180 hp @ 5500 rpm (6MT) or 180 hp @ 6000 rpm (CVT) - Civic Hatchback Sport/Touring

  • 205 hp @ 5700 rpm - Honda Civic Si

  • 190 hp @ 5600 rpm - Honda CR-V

  • 192 hp @ 5500 rpm - Honda Accord

  • 179 hp @ 5500 rpm - Acura CDX

Torque

  • 162 lb·ft @ 1700-5500 rpm - standard Civic

  • 177 lb-ft @ 1900-5000 rpm (6MT) or 162 lb-ft @ 1700-5500 rpm (CVT) - Civic Hatchback Sport/Touring

  • 192 lb·ft @ 2100-5000 rpm - Honda Civic Si

  • 179 lb-ft  @ 2000-5000 rpm - Honda CR-V

  • 192 lb-ft @ 1600-5000 rpm - Honda Accord

  • 177 lb·ft @ 1900-5000 rpm - Acura CDX

  • Redline: 6500 rpm

Notice: The engine in Chinese Market Acura CDX code name as L15B9.

 

L15Z1 i-VTEC

It debuted in Honda Mobilio Second Gen (DD4) 2013, Honda City and Honda BR-V

  • SOHC 16 valve i-VTEC

  • Displacement: 1497 cc

  • Bore x Stroke: 73.0 mm × 89.4 mm (2.87 in × 3.52 in)

  • Compression Ratio: 10.3 : 1

  • Power: 88 kW (120 PS; 118 hp) / 6,600 rpm

  • Torque: 145 N⋅m (107 lb⋅ft) / 4,600 rpm

  • Honda Mobilio (Indonesia, India, Thailand, South Africa, Singapore, and Philippines DD4)

  • Honda City (India, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines GM6)

  • Honda BR-V (India, Thailand, Pakistan and Indonesia, DG1)

 

L15Z5/2 i-VTEC

It debuted in Honda Jazz (GK5) 2014

  • SOHC 16 valve i-VTEC

  • Displacement: 1497 cc

  • Bore x Stroke: 73.0 mm × 89.4 mm (2.87 in × 3.52 in)

  • Compression Ratio: 10.3 : 1

  • Power: 88 kW (120 PS; 118 hp) / 6,600 rpm

  • Torque: 145 N⋅m (107 lb⋅ft) / 4,800 rpm

  • Honda Jazz (Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia, GK5)

 

L15Z6 i-VTEC

It debuted in Honda HR-V 2nd Gen (RU1) 2014​

  • SOHC 16 valve i-VTEC

  • Displacement: 1497 cc

  • Bore x Stroke: 73.0 mm × 89.4 mm (2.87 in × 3.52 in)

  • Compression Ratio: 10.3 : 1

  • Power: 88 kW (120 PS; 118 hp) / 6,600 rpm

  • Torque: 145 N⋅m (107 lb⋅ft) / 4,600 rpm

  • Carbon Dioxide (g/km): 155

  • Honda HR-V (Indonesia, RU1)

LDA-MF3 (i-DSI + i-VTEC)​

  • SOHC 8 valve cylinder i-DSI + pause i-VTEC

  • Displacement: 1,339 cc

  • Bore x Stroke: 73.0 mm (2.9 in) × 80.0 mm

  • Power: 65 kW (88 PS; 87 hp) / 5,800 rpm

  • Torque: 121 N⋅m (89 lb⋅ft) / 4,500 rpm

  • Honda Insight (ZE2) sedan

 

LDA-MF5 (3stage i-VTEC + IMA)​

  • SOHC 8 valve i-DSI +3 stage i-VTEC

  • Displacement: 1,339 cc

  • Bore x Stroke: 73.0 mm (2.9 in) × 80.0 mm

  • Horsepower: 70 kW (95 PS; 94 hp) / 6,000 rpm

  • Torque: 123 N⋅m (91 lb⋅ft) / 4,600 rpm

  • Honda Civic Hybrid (FD3)

 

LEA-MF6 (i-VTEC + IMA)​

  • SOHC 16 valve

  • Displacement: 1,496 cc

  • Bore x Stroke: 73.0 mm (2.9 in) × 89.4 mm

  • Power: 84 kW (114 PS; 113 hp) / 6,000 rpm

  • Torque: 145 N⋅m (107 lb⋅ft) / 4,800 rpm

  • Honda CR-Z (ZF1/ZF2)

  • JDM Honda Fit Hybrid RS,1.5L up to 2013 (Code Name DAA-GP4)

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