• Honda 1200 Civic

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Key facts

Honda 1200 Civic, 1974 MY information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
3550 mm
How heavy?
657 kg
What size engine?
1.2 litre, 1170 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
51 PS / 50 bhp / 37 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
92 Nm / 68 / 9.4 kgm @ 3000 rpm


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1974 Honda 1200 Civic technical specifications


The Honda 1200 Civic is a front wheel drive car, with the powerplant positioned in the front, and a saloon (sedan) body.
The 1.2 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, single overhead camshaft, 4 cylinder unit that produces 50 bhp (51 PS/37 kW) of power at 5500 rpm, and maximum torque of 92 N·m (68 lb·ft/9.4 kgm) at 3000 rpm.
A 4 speed manual gearbox supplies the power to the driven wheels.
The Honda 1200 Civic weighs a quoted 657 kg at the kerb.
1974 Honda 1200 Civic data
Honda 1200 Civic, 1974 MY data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2197 86.5
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 3550 139.8
Width 1505 59.3
Height 1346 53
Ground clearance 178 7
length:wheelbase ratio 1.62
Kerb weight 657 kg 1448 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 38.6 litres 8.5 UK Gal 10.2 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Honda
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.2 litre
1170 cc
(71.398 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 70 × 76 mm
2.76 × 2.99 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.92
single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
51 PS (50 bhp) (37 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output
42.7 bhp/litre
0.7 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
92 Nm (68 ft·lb) (9.4 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
Specific torque
78.63 Nm/litre
0.95 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 8.3:1
Fuel system 1 Hi carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 988.1 kPa (143.3 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 292.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 77.16 PS/g
56.75 kW/g
76.1 bhp/ton
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 17.62 kg/kW
29.43 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout transverse
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension I.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.84
Final drive ratio 4.93
general ID34694
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 12.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1974 Honda 1200 Civic added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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