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Achates OPGCI project targeting 50% fuel efficiency gains over downsized GDI engine at reduced cost

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Overall, they expect about a 50% improvement in fuel efficiency over a downsized, gasoline direct injection engine. Earlier post.) Delphi GDCI.

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EIA: trends in downsized engine design leading to increased demand for higher-octane gasoline

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One significant trend is engine downsizing coupled with turbocharging. Earlier post , earlier post , earlier post.). Source: U.S. of the market.

Downsized 3-Cylinder Engines Not Refined Enough For Mercedes

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Three-cylinder engines are all the rage right now. Once the preserve of basic economy cars, they''re now used in everything from the latest generation of economy vehicles, through sporty hatchbacks like the 2015 MINI Cooper and Ford Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost, to BMW''s i8 plug-in hybrid sports car. Mercedes-Benz though will not be joining the three-pot

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Small Cars Now Deliver Fuel Efficiency of Big Motorcycles: How'd That Happen?

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Green EPA Ratings EcoBoost Fuel Economy downsizing motorcyclesHow are fuel-efficient are some of today's smaller cars? It turns out that they now actually equal the fuel economy of larger motorcycles--which is pretty amazing for a four-seat vehicle weighing more than a ton. DON'T MISS: Auto Industry Doing.

Cummins progressing with lightweight downsized T2B2 diesel for pickup; 40% improvement in fuel economy over gasoline V8

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Earlier post.). l/100 km), and as such would not meet the GHG requirement of 28 mpg (8.4 l/100 km) for a vehicle of that size. Source: Cummins. et al.

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Advice: Downsizing From A Subaru Wagon, Seeking Better MPGs

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We tend to get a lot of "What car should we buy?" questions at GreenCarReports, and we'll usually respond with a list of questions to narrow down the choices. Recently, though, our high-school friend Sarah Sette in Baltimore sent the following note: We are car shopping, seriously this time. The 1996 Subaru Legacy wagon is sadly aging and we need

Volkswagen of America bringing in downsized 1.8L EA888 engine to displace 2.5L; all vehicles E15 capable

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Volkswagen predicts fuel highway fuel economy will improve by up to 17% with the downsized engine. Technologies in the EA888 engine line. Click to enlarge. As an additional change across the entire lineup, all Volkswagen models are E15 capable, across all powertrains, for 2014. to 1.6l); EA 888 (Gen3 gasoline engines 1.8l The new 1.8L

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Jaguar Joins Downsized Engine Parade With Very Familiar Four

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Writing about the latest carmaker plans to add smaller, more efficient engines is now almost a weekly occurrence. Today's lucky winner is Jaguar, which took the occasion of the Beijing Auto Show to announce some future powertrain plans--including its first production four-cylinder engine since the late and unlamented X-Type sedan. More exciting

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KPMG survey finds global auto execs expect ICE dominance for some time; ICE downsizing and PHEVs to receive greatest investment over next 5 years; mobility-as-a-service in cities

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Even in the BRICs, ICE downsizing has become a big deal. Biggest investments in powertrain technologies over next five years. Source: KPMG.

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HyBoost concept achieving close to Prius-level CO2 emissions; aggressive downsizing with advanced boosting and micro-hybrid system

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Downsizing the 2.0-liter base engine to a 1-liter, boosted direct injection (EcoBoost) engine delivers up to a 25% reduction. Click to enlarge.

Downsized and driving less: UK motorists cut back

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VW suggests engine downsizing is done; emissions rules are the reason

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They have downsized engines across model lines, usually adding turbochargers at the same time to match the power output of the larger-displacement engines that they. emissions VW downsizing Fuel Economy TurbochargingWhen it comes to improving fuel efficiency, simply making an engine smaller is a fairly direct way to get results.

Simulation study finds “Millerizing” the Scuderi split-cycle engine could enable 50% engine downsizing with retention of power and torque, along with reduced fuel consumption

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Applying the Miller cycle to the Scuderi engine (right) entails downsizing of the compression cylinder. Source: Scuderi. Click to enlarge.

2025 Gas Mileage Reachable With 'Radical Downsizing' HyBoost Engine, Says Ricardo

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Downsizing", as it''s called, involves using a smaller engine to do the work of a larger alternative--usually through turbocharging--while enjoying the fuel efficiency benefits associated with its size. Noticed engines getting smaller recently? You''re not alone. Engineering firm Ricardo thinks this will continue, and not just in small

Volvo to concentrate on hybrids and downsized engines for US

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Volvo Car Corporation will rely on a powertrain strategy based on its new downsized 4-cylinder VEA (Volvo Environmental Architecture) engine platform ( earlier post ) and hybrids for the US market, said John Maloney, recently appointed President of Volvo Cars, US, in an interview at the Detroit Auto Show. Click to enlarge. Earlier post.)

New lightweight aluminum piston from Federal-Mogul enables further downsizing of gasoline engines

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The new Advanced Elastoval II piston. Click to enlarge. emissions. Cutaway of the Advanced Elastoval II piston. Click to enlarge. generation pistons.

HyBoost demonstrator debuts at LCV2011; 50% by swept volume downsizing with low-cost electrification

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In implementing this 50% downsizing by swept volume, the research team delivered zero degradation in driveability, performance or acceleration. HyBoost demonstrator. Click to enlarge. Earlier post.). The HyBoost concept is based on a 2009 Ford Focus in which a 2.0L naturally aspirated four-cylinder gasoline engine has been replaced with a 1.0L

Downsized 4.0 TFSI for Audi S8 cuts fuel consumption 23% compared to predecessor; cylinder deactivation and start-stop

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Audi S8 4.0 TFSI start-stop and cylinder deactivation. Click to enlarge. The newly developed 4.0 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (23 mpg US mpg).

Torotrak to present extreme engine downsizing solution at Dresden supercharging conference

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V-Charge system with mechanical variable drive outperforms conventional boosting methods on downsized gasoline engine. Click to enlarge.

Volvo introducing new downsized 4-cylinder engine range, with fuel economy improvements up to 35%; hybrid and flywheel drive systems

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The Volvo Car Corporation is introducing a new, downsized engine range consisting solely of four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines. It proves that downsized engines can go hand in hand with our customers’ expectations on luxury and driving pleasure. The new VEA engines reduce the number of unique parts by 60%. Earlier post.).

Testing confirms Torotrak V-Charge variable drive mechanical supercharger enables more ambitious downsizing; 1.0L demo at Aachen

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Next generation downsizing and downspeeding remain the industry’s best near-term solutions for reducing carbon emissions. The 1.0L unit.

Volvo's Triple-Turbo Four-Cylinder Engine: 450 HP From 2.0 Liters

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As carmakers downsize internal-combustion engines, they have to balance increased efficiency with the performance that many buyers demand. Volvo is proving that there is plenty of performance to be wrung out of its four-cylinder Drive-E engines.

Downside Of Higher Gas Mileage: AAA Slams 'Disappearing' Spare Tires

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There's often give and take when it comes to increasing efficiency, whether it entails downsized engines, more complex electrified powertrains, or higher sticker prices. As with any pursuit meant to enhance a single quality or area of performance, the drive toward greater fuel economy sometimes requires compromises in other areas.

Federal-Mogul hybrid liner for cylinders reduces bore distortion and improves function in lighter, downsized engines; up to 40% reduction in oil consumption

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Source: Federal-Mogul. Click to enlarge. Federal-Mogul Corporation is. —Gian Maria Olivetti. To meet the cost and. —Gian Maria Olivetti.

Electric Turbochargers Forecast To Boom For Gas-Mileage Gains

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Carmakers are increasingly turning to downsized turbocharged engines as a way to increase fuel efficiency without compromising power output. Now, a new technology promises to increase their efficiency even further.

2017 Ford Escape AWD 1.5-liter gas mileage review

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But no maker has been as forward about marketing that technology as Ford, which now offers a range of downsized and boosted engines under the EcoBoost brand. Smaller engines with turbochargers have spread throughout new vehicles as a way to meet the increasingly stringent fuel-efficiency rules that started in 2012. Fuel Economy

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Audi Patent Reveals Plan For Four-Cylinder Engine As Smooth As Six Or V-8

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And it''s one reason some people are worried about the latest trend for downsized four-cylinder units, as they begin appearing in larger vehicles. There''s a reason people like big, multi-cylinder engines and it isn''t just about the noise they make or how much power they produce. It''s also to do with smoothness. If Audi''s next generation

Ford EcoBoost Sales Continue To Rise: 1 Million In 2015 Projected

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The EcoBoost engines use turbocharging and direct injection to increase power, which has allowed Ford to downsize engines. Before the end of this year, Ford expects sales of vehicles equipped with turbocharged EcoBoost engines to top 1 million for the first time. sales turbocharged EcoBoost Fuel Economy

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Google and IEEE launch $1M challenge for downsized inverters

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kW/L) in an enclosure of less than 40 in 3 in volume (0.66L). The grand prize winner will be announced sometime in January, 2016. kW/L.). (In

Small Engines May Use More Fuel Than You Expect, In Europe Especially

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According to research firm Emissions Analytics, the high fuel-economy ratings of downsized engines may not always translate to the real world. Decreasing an engine''s displacement is one of the most straightforward ways to increase fuel efficiency. Or is it? MORE: Do Small Turbo Engines Really Give Better Gas Mileage?

ICCT-led analysis of turbocharged, downsized engine tech finds lower costs and greater benefits than 2012 EPA/NHTSA analysis; 48V, e-boost, Miller

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Comparison of ICCT/supplier and EPA/NHTSA costs and benefits of turbocharging and downsizing technologies. Source: ICCT. Click to enlarge.

Downsizing to become default? The Green Piece

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Alfa Romeo has this week proven how to make downsizing fun, engaging and a treat for enthusiasts: it has launched the MiTo 875cc TB TwinAir 85. The Green Piece Alfa Romeo downsizingTuesday 24 July, 2012. The Green Piece Column.

Ford Marks 5-Millionth EcoBoost Engine Since 2009

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EcoBoost Turbochargers direct injection downsizing Fuel Economy EPA Ratings Back in 2009, Ford introduced what would become the backbone of its fuel-efficiency strategy: the EcoBoost line of efficiency-focused engines.

KIT researchers developing low-pressure carbonitriding process for hardening steel with methylamine; applications in downsized engines

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Steels hardened in this way are suited for use in components subjected to high mechanical and thermal loads in downsized, energy-efficient and low-emission engines of the future. Combustion engines still have potential to save energy and reduce emissions; a current trend is to use downsized engines of the same or even increased power.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-In Hybrid: More Details Revealed

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Mercedes sources have revealed to Autocar that the new car will use a downsized 2.0-liter Mercedes-Benz revealed back in May that it would launch a plug-in hybrid version of its all-new C-Class in the fall of 2015. Further details of that car have now emerged, including drivetrain specifics and its efficiency figures in European testing.

2015 Ford F-150 'Air Curtain' Cuts Aerodynamic Drag

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Its weight-saving aluminum body and available downsized 2.7-liter turbocharged EcoBoost V-6 were meant to increase gas mileage. The 2015 Ford F-150 arrived last year with a greater focus on fuel economy than any previous generation of the best-selling full-size pickup truck. But those weren't the only tricks Ford had up its sleeve.

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2016 Chevy Volt Range-Extending Engine To Have 75 HP?

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The 2016 Chevrolet Volt is expected to downsize to a three-cylinder unit to boost efficiency, but few other details are known--apart Electric power is only one part of the Chevrolet Volt equation.

UK company forms engine downsizing partnership

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In a partnership to be known as Rotrak, Torotrak’s variable speed traction drive will combine with Rotrex’s supercharging technology to help provide affordable engine downsizing technologies to the automotive industry. Currently, vehicle manufacturers [.].

Toyota Thinks Larger, Non-Turbo Engines Can Deliver Better MPG

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One of the most popular motor industry trends in recent years has been that of ''downsizing'' engines--reducing capacity even in larger vehicles to improve fuel efficiency, while usually adding a turbocharger to make up for lost power. It''s why Ford can now sell a 1.0-liter engine in the U.S. in its Fiesta, Chevy and Dodge use turbocharged

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The downsizing of the people carrier

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What’s most striking is how this happened effectively across a generation. The Renault Espace was the first European MPV, launched in the [.].