In the United States, The EM1 chassis 1999 and 2000 Honda Civic Si was the first use of of a B-Series DOHC VTEC motor in the standard Honda Civic lineup. Previously the B16A2 and B16A3 were available in the 2-seat targa top Honda del Sol only, which had a limited audience.
The B16A2 motor found in the EM1 chassis laid the foundation for the tuner culture explosion in the early 2000s. The iconic car came with a previously unseen Electron Blue Pearl color, later released on the Honda Prelude and 1st generation CRV due to its popularity.
Below you will find the exact production information for each model year and color available. Like all production information, this was verified directly with the North American Honda VIN database (used for recalls).