Variable cylinder management for next Pan European

Published: 31 December 2008

Honda's emission killing and fuel-economy boosting Variable Cylinder Management system is an almost dead-cert for the next Pan European due around 2011.


The system works by shutting cylinders on and off as they are needed. It’s just one of a variety of massively high-tech innovations set for the Pan European which could also include a new twin-clutch set up that offers the benefits of an automatic transmission with the feelings of involvement of a manual.


There are also some talks of a petrol/electric hybrid version too.