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Honda New In-Line Five Cylinder Engine-Noise and Vibration Reduction
Published May 15, 1990 by Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan in Japan
Event: JSAE Spring Conference
Extensive studies in various technological fields have been conducted to determine the most appropriate engine configuration (arrangement and number of cylinders) for Honda's next-generation compact luxury automobiles. One of the basic concepts incorporated into these models include an "exhilarating drive". Studies in the noise/vibration field disclosed that noise/vibration levels must be reduced while simultaneously realizing linearity in noise/vibration increase.
As a result, an in-line five cylinder engine was chosen for this purpose. Additionally, Honda designed a new five-point engine mount system for a longitudinally-mounted engine in its FWD layout