Interesting, a 2.5L engine, will this help in the towing dept? Torque isn't up that much (177). Can't wait, I really like what they are doing to this CRV....
Automotive News often publishes graphics highlighting the various suppliers for new models, and they've published one of these for the upcoming 2012 CR-V.
This graphic happens to contain a little bit of info concerning the specifications of the 2012 CR-V, of particular interest is a new engine designation "New-K25". Horsepower for this 2.5L iteration of the venerable K-series engine family is listed at 201hp@6000rpm, with 177lb-ft of torque. This tends to confirms rumors that had been floating around for awhile concerning a 2.5L fitment in the 2012 CR-V.
There is also a "K24" listed, spec'd at 175hp and 170lb-ft. The info on this chart also suggests that the 2012 CR-V will launch with a 5-speed automatic transmission. Also, while we're talking about the 2012 CR-V, it's been reported in our forums that the new model will offer a RES (Rear Entertainment System) option. Presumably, this will be a DVD-based system like all current Honda and Acura RES setups. The 2012 CR-V is expected to reach dealerships in the November/December 2011 timeframe.
2.4L 16v dohc I4
Torque: 170 lbs. ft.
2.5L 16v dohc L4
Torque: 177 lbs. ft.
Transmission Platform/Program: M-5AT-1
Plant: Russells Point, Ohio
Source: IHS Automotive