Honda has already announced plans to introduce a new 2.2L four cylinder clean diesel in the US market in 2009, likely in the Accord. Honda CEO Takeo Fukui also discussed a diesel V-6 in an interview last December in Automotive News. It now looks like one or both of the engines will turn up in the Acura lineup, at least in Japan, by 2010. If the four-cylinder proves popular in the Accord it seems probable that we will also see diesel Acura models here as well. A likely candidate would be the next generation RL with a diesel V-6. That combination would pit it directly against the German rivals like the Mercedes E-Class and BMW 5-Series which will both have six-cylinder diesels by then.

[Source: Green Car Congress]

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