Furthermore, the electronically controlled throttle regulated idle speed, traction control, stability control and cruise control functions.
The mass air flow meter also had a built-in intake air temperature sensor.
Intake and throttle The intake system for the and included a 'sound creator', damper and a thin rubber tube to transmit intake pulsations to the cabin.
Furthermore, a thin cam timing oil control valve assembly was installed on the front surface side of the timing chain cover to make the variable valve timing mechanism more compact.
Other features of the pistons included solid-type piston skirts, flat top combustion surfaces and reduced top land to cylinder clearance.
Furthermore, the water jacket could be extended near the combustion chamber to enhance cooling performance.