Acura Integra’s Turbocharged Engine Wins Prestigious “Wards 10 Best Engines & Propulsion Systems” AwardBlog Sep 27th, 2022
With praise for its power, performance and refinement, the double overhead cam 1.5-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine powering the 2023 Acura Integra has received a “10 Best Engines & Propulsion Systems” award from the experts at WardsAuto, an industry-leading automotive research and intelligence resource since 1924.
Factory-turbocharged for the first time in its history, the next-gen 2023 Integra completes Acura’s return to its Precision Crafted Performance roots. Under its aluminum hood is a VTEC®-enhanced engine producing 200 horsepower and 192 lb.-ft. of torque (SAE net). Peak torque occurs from 1800-5000 rpm, providing a quick punch off the line and out of tight corners.
At the top of the tach, the engine maintains high output between the torque peak and its 200-hp SAE net power peak at 6000 rpm. The engine’s 133.3 hp per litre is the highest specific output in its competitive segment.
The only 5-door liftback in the premium sport compact segment, the 2023 Integra has returned one of the brand’s most iconic nameplates to the Acura lineup, delivering a premium, exhilarating driving experience to a new generation of enthusiast drivers. Integra is also the only car in its segment with an available manual transmission for an even more spirited and engaging driving experience.
The high output small displacement 1.5-litre engine features a high-efficiency turbocharger, optimized turbo plumbing, Variable Timing Control (VTC) on both cams, Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTEC®) on the exhaust valves, and a 4-2 exhaust port/manifold cast into the cylinder head. More details on the 1.5-litre turbo are available here.
A coiled exhaust system adds an emotional exhaust sound that further enhances Integra’s engaging driving experience. This high-flow exhaust system helps Integra maximize horsepower and provides a satisfying growl under acceleration that doesn’t intrude at lighter throttle applications.
Like the 2023 Acura Integra, the turbocharged engine is made* exclusively at the Anna Engine Plant in Ohio, the same plant that produces the Type S Turbo V6 that powers TLX Type S, MDX Type S, and the 600-horsepower twin-turbo V6 of the NSX Type S supercar.
More details about the 2023 Acura Integra are available here.
About the Wards 10 Best Engines Award
Since 1994, the Wards 10 Best Engines & Propulsion Systems Award has recognized powertrain teams for their ability to dial up more power, more torque and better efficiency. The winners are scored based on horsepower, torque, NVH management, observed fuel economy and new technology onboard.
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Acura is the performance division of Honda Canada Inc. and is a leading automotive luxury nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance, an original approach to technology and design that creates an exciting driving experience. The Acura lineup features five distinctive models – the Integra sports sedan, TLX performance luxury sedan, the 5-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, the Acura MDX seven-passenger luxury SUV and the exclusive, NSX hybrid-powered supercar. The TLX, MDX and NSX come in a Type S variant, the pinnacle expression of performance engineering and technology, Acura’s commitment to Precision Crafted Performance. Acura celebrated its 35th anniversary in Canada in 2022 and has grown to include over 50 locations in its dealer network across the country. For more information, please visit www.acura.ca.