2020 Honda City Diesel MT 0-100 kmph Acceleration Test

by Mohit Bhardwaj | 01/07/2020
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Do you know how long does the 2020 Honda City takes to 100 kmph from a standstill with its 1.5L diesel engine under the hood? Here's the answer

Honda City is all set to be launched in its 5th-gen avatar in the country. However, we’ve already got out hands on both petrol and diesel variants of the C-segment sedan. We also thought of putting the pedal to the metal in a bid to see how fast the new-gen City is in terms of straight-line acceleration. This exercise was done on a closed road with diesel-powered version of the car. As a part of this exercise, we recorded the time that our diesel-powered test unit took to propel to the 100 kmph mark from a standstill. To ensure that we had the best-possible figures, we performed a set of three consecutive runs. Also, these runs were conducted with AC turned on, 2 occupants in the car along with some camera gear so that we stay close to real-world conditions.



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In the very first attempt, the City could reach the tonne in just 13.87 seconds. The second run, however, took a little lesser time at 13.32 seconds. With the third run, the engine was hot enough to put out its best, while the driver was fast getting used to the vehicle. Thus, it shot the new-gen City to the 100 kmph mark on the speedometer in a record time of 12.75 seconds.

2020 Honda City Diesel-manual 0-100 kmph Acceleration Test

However, we expect that the petrol motor with the manual gearbox could be a tad faster here since it puts out 121 PS of peak power with 145 Nm of peak torque. It comes with 2 gearbox options – 6-speed MT and Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). We could even do a similar test on the new City's Petrol CVT varianat but more on that later. 


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Talking of the diesel engine, it is the same motor that does duties on the lesser Amaze and was also available on the last-gen City, albeit, in a BSIV guise. It displaced 1.5-litre and puts out a peak power output of 100 PS and a max torque of 200 Nm. However, it is available with a 6-speed stick shift manual transmission only. If the fuel efficiency figures are to be considered, it returns an ARAI-claimed mileage of 24.1 kmpl. The petrol variants, on the other hand, returns a fuel efficiency figure of 17.8 kmpl with manual transmission and 18.4 kmpl with CVT.

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