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Art of Snow
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What about IMA? [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-30-2011 08:36
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I don't see any mention of the current hybrid IMA system in there.

Is it going to be fading away in the future or would they keep/enhance it still for small cars?

danielgr
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Re: What about IMA? ¨ advanced IMA [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-30-2011 09:02
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Art of Snow wrote:
I don't see any mention of the current hybrid IMA system in there.

Is it going to be fading away in the future or would they keep/enhance it still for small cars?

Unless something changes all of a sudden (don't think it's the case), it is known from IR spring roadshow (official PR, discussion on TOV) that:
- Acura's new 2012 model will use existing IMA tech (to which engine it'll be matted we still don't know, it could be anything from an R-series to one of those in this news).
- That Acura will be the last IMA car, and the next one would feature its substitute:"Advanced IMA". I'll add that the key to any IMA car so far has always been an exceptionally efficient gas engine, I can't see today's release changing that ... Something close to what you've read here will go side by side with whatever Advanced IMA stands for.
- Honda also announced there that there would be a "hybrid system for larger cars" (different from the plug-in one), which is confirmed here to be available in 2013.
- Honda also announced that the new Accord would debut in 2012 a new range of gasoline engines and transmissions that would deliver both greater performance and fuel efficiency, as well as the fact that new "powertrain platform" would make it to other models.
- Finally, Honda also said that a new small diesel engine would join the lineup for the EU market.

As you can see, most of what is new in this release are the "specifics" on "tech & time schedule", but not so much more. I'll get the DN-X like system like a precious and unexpected bonus though.


HONDA AFVM
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Re: What about IMA? ¨ advanced IMA [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 12-03-2011 09:14
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danielgr wrote:
Art of Snow wrote:
I don't see any mention of the current hybrid IMA system in there.

Is it going to be fading away in the future or would they keep/enhance it still for small cars?

Unless something changes all of a sudden (don't think it's the case), it is known from IR spring roadshow (official PR, discussion on TOV) that:
- Acura's new 2012 model will use existing IMA tech (to which engine it'll be matted we still don't know, it could be anything from an R-series to one of those in this news).
- That Acura will be the last IMA car, and the next one would feature its substitute:"Advanced IMA". I'll add that the key to any IMA car so far has always been an exceptionally efficient gas engine, I can't see today's release changing that ... Something close to what you've read here will go side by side with whatever Advanced IMA stands for.
- Honda also announced there that there would be a "hybrid system for larger cars" (different from the plug-in one), which is confirmed here to be available in 2013.
- Honda also announced that the new Accord would debut in 2012 a new range of gasoline engines and transmissions that would deliver both greater performance and fuel efficiency, as well as the fact that new "powertrain platform" would make it to other models.
- Finally, Honda also said that a new small diesel engine would join the lineup for the EU market.

As you can see, most of what is new in this release are the "specifics" on "tech & time schedule", but not so much more. I'll get the DN-X like system like a precious and unexpected bonus though.



As I mentioned before, my source has said it will be based on the CR-Z 3 mode (Sport, Normal, ECO) system (Not based OFF the CR-Z platform, just the concept of the 3 mode) with a more powerful, more responsive motor for low end torque and off line acceleration. I don't have the specifics, they can't give them to me and again, with all these source based leaks they are not always 100%......

TSX69
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Re: What about IMA? [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 12-05-2011 21:03
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Acura, being the advanced luxury brand, should get the new hybrid system & not the IMA.

Speaking of IMA, I hope Honda transforms that into something like "EcoBoost" where they charge a smaller premium for smaller gains in MPG. Leaving the new & improved system to be the main use of the name "hybrid".

Hondasrule
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Re: What about IMA? ¨ advanced IMA [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 12-07-2011 02:39
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danielgr wrote:
[...]
- That Acura will be the last IMA car, and the next one would feature its substitute:"Advanced IMA". I'll add that the key to any IMA car so far has always been an exceptionally efficient gas engine, I can't see today's release changing that ... Something close to what you've read here will go side by side with whatever Advanced IMA stands for.
[...]
Daniel, sorry if the answer to this question is obvious but where has "Advanced IMA" been mentioned? can't find it anywhere. Google's results refer to the current IMA as advanced when older models with it were introduced (Accord Hybrid) and the only current information it seems to find is this very post of yours :) In any case, thanks for your contributions!


K25
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Re: What about IMA? ¨ advanced IMA [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 12-07-2011 11:47
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Hondasrule wrote:
danielgr wrote:
[...]
- That Acura will be the last IMA car, and the next one would feature its substitute:"Advanced IMA". I'll add that the key to any IMA car so far has always been an exceptionally efficient gas engine, I can't see today's release changing that ... Something close to what you've read here will go side by side with whatever Advanced IMA stands for.
[...]
Daniel, sorry if the answer to this question is obvious but where has "Advanced IMA" been mentioned? can't find it anywhere. Google's results refer to the current IMA as advanced when older models with it were introduced (Accord Hybrid) and the only current information it seems to find is this very post of yours :) In any case, thanks for your contributions!



IIRC that was mentioned in a article from the Honda site (JP?) about future releases.


 
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