Honda Accord Euro R CL7

The Euro R is the sports version of the Honda Accord. It is not called Type R because it is not as hardcore as those Type R models. The concept for the Euro R is to combine sportiness with ease of handling. The R symbol on the actual car is also red but it has a different font.

From 2000 until 2002 there was the first generation (CL1) in Japan which was actually similar to the Accord Type R as it was sold in Europe. Both are based on the 6th generation Accord. At that time, there was also a sister car of the Accord in Japan, called the Torneo, and it also carried the Euro R badge. The second generation Accord Euro R (CL7) was only sold in Japan and was based on the 7th generation Accord.

The CL7 featured the 2.0 liter K20A engine which is also used in the Civic EP3 Type R. It produces 220 horsepower at 8000 rpm. A 6-speed manual transmission was the only available transmission. The shift stroke was reduced to 50 mm and the shift knob placed closer to the driver to enhance driving involvement. A helical limited slip differential between the front wheels is used to get the power to the ground.

Versus the regular Honda Accord, other features included a dechromed exterior, front lip and R badges on the exterior and Recaro seats, a Momo steering wheel and a special Euro R dashboard.

Click on the picture below to see the Honda Accord Euro R details and specifications per year 
such as weight, new price and equipment for each version in the catalog.