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Rover 400

/ 45

The Rover 400 Series . and later the Rover 45 . are a series of compact cars. produced under the British marque Rover from 1990 to 2005. The car was mutually developed during Rover’s collaboration with Honda ; both generations of the car were Honda based, using first the Honda Concerto and later the Honda Domani /Civic. Honda petrol engines were used in some Rover models, conversely the then market competitive Rover L-series diesel engine was used from the mid 1990s in Hondas, before they designed their own diesel engine.

Rover 400 (R8; 1990–1995) [ edit ]

Rear of Rover 416 GSi 16v MK1

An estate—or station wagon—version was subsequently developed by Rover Special Products. Badged as the ‘Rover 400 Tourer’, this remained in production alongside the second generation 400 until 1998, as no estate version of the later car was built.

The R8 Rover 200 and 400 were the first applications of Rover’s K-Series family of engines (appearing in 1.4#160;L (1,396#160;cc) twin-cam 16-valve form). The 1.6#160;L (1,590#160;cc) version used either a Honda D16A6 D16Z2 SOHC or D16A8 DOHC powerplant, while the 2.0#160;L M-Series unit from the 800-series followed soon afterwards (1991) in the sportier versions. The Rover-engined models drove the front wheels via jointly developed Peugeot /Rover R65 gearboxes (1.4 litre) and licence built Honda -designed PG1s for the 1.6 and 2.0-litre versions. The Rover 420 GSI turbo and GSI Sport turbo, produced in limited numbers, were equipped with the turbocharged 197#160;bhp (147#160;kW) Rover T-Series engine .

Also available were two PSA (non-electronically controlled Lucas CAV injection pumps) Indirect injection diesel engines. with the choice of naturally aspirated 1.9-litre XUD9 or turbocharged 1.8 XUD7T engines. They were class leading in their refinement in Peugeot and Citroen installations, but less refined in the Rovers. These engines were installed instead of the non-electronically controlled Bosch HPVE Direct Injection Rover MDi / Perkins Prima used in the Austin Maestro and Montego. because that engine, with its noisy combustion but lower fuel consumption, was deemed too unrefined for the new models.

A mid-life facelift (also applied to the Rover 200) saw the reintroduction of the Rover grille which had also reappeared on the R17 facelift of the Rover 800. This change was achieved without significant change to the remaining structure, but provided a more distinctive Rover family look and establish a certain distance from the Honda Concerto .

Rover 400 (HH-R; 1995–1999) [ edit ]

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