Mugen Honda Civic Type R 2.2 Revealed With Larger 256-HP Motor

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Back in 2010, Mugen introduced its first version of the current generation Honda Civic Type-R with just a limited production of 20 units. And perhaps because they still have four of them left over, Mugen Euro decided to go back to the drawing board, finding new ways to entice owners to scoop up this version of the Civic Type-R.

This time, performance is increased to 256-hp and 177 lb-ft of torque, a 30-percent increase over factory. The “2.2” in the name pretty much hints on what was done by Mugen, increasing the cylinder bore and stroke to 2,156-cc, essentially a 2.2-liter engine.

Despite the K20’s death in Japan, tuners all around the world still love it for its naturally aspirated performance potential. Mugen is hoping its 2.2 variant will breathe new life to their Civic Type-R model, possibly outfitting the remaining four units from 2010 with the new power plant. And even though nothing is confirmed, Mugen is considering allowing current 2010 model owners to bring their vehicles in for an upgrade. No plans of the 2.2 version have been finalized yet, which includes how many Mugen plans on selling to the public.

Here’s hoping Mugen gets a hold of the new 2012 Civic Si.

GALLERY: Mugen Honda Civic Type-R 2.2

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Ray Ray on Sep 09, 2011

    All it will take for me to buy the 2012 Honda Civic Si is if Honda throws in this 2.2 Liter 256 HP engine. I know everyone can agree with that!

  • Luis Luis on Sep 14, 2011

    if u put this engine on the 2012 I WILL GO and trade my 2008 beautiful si

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