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. It's the approach that many automakers have taken in recent years.

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

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Independent on-engine test results have verified the simulation predictions that a Torotrak V-Charge variable drive mechanical supercharger enables more ambitious levels of engine downsizing.

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Google and IEEE launch $1M challenge for downsized inverters

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Google and the IEEE have launched the Littlebox Challenge—an open competition to design and build a small kW-scale inverter with the highest power density (of at least 50 W/in 3 , or 3.05 kW/L) in an enclosure of less than 40 in 3 in volume (0.66L).

Split injection Miller cycle with boost decreases knock tendency and increases torque in downsized engine

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Researchers at Tianjin University in China report that combing split injection to the Miller cycle with boost pressure can effectively decrease the knock tendency and increase the engine torque in a downsized spark-ignition engine. The current development of downsized spark ignition (SI) engines with boost pressure is a proven way of increasing the thermal efficiency and reducing CO 2 emissions.

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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. As its name suggests, it is indeed a 0.875-litre engine – even more intriguing than that, it boasts just two cylinders, [.].

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. Though tested on a gasoline application, Torotrak anticipates that V-Charge will achieve similar gains on a downsized diesel engine.

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Outlander Plug-In, Downsized Pickups, Tesla Chooses Nevada: The Week In Reverse

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We drive Mitsubishi’s plug-in SUV, and wonder if downsized pickups really are a bigger thing than automakers project. And guess who’s now neighbors with the Mustang Ranch? This is The Week In Reverse for Friday, September 12, here at Green Car Reports.

Ferrari Developing V12 Hybrid, Downsized V6s Possible

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Even supercar makers take the environment into account when designing a car these days. Modern Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Porsches have to meet the same regulations as regular passenger cars, even if ultimately they still use more gasoline and pump out more emissions. Ferrari is hoping to cut its gas guzzling ways further by developing a hybrid

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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A new white paper published by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), in collaboration with Eaton, Ricardo, JCI, BorgWarner, Honeywell, and the ITB Group, analyzes current turbocharged, downsized gasoline engine technology developments and trends.

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The downsizing of the people carrier

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Downsizing is all the rage these days and one of the first sectors to truly embrace it was the people carrier class (more commonly called MPV these days – when did that happen?).

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

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The engine should yield fuel efficiency gains of more than 50% compared to a downsized, turbo-charged gasoline direct injection engine, while reducing the overall cost of the powertrain system, said Fabien Redon, Vice President, Technology Development at Achates Power.

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

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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

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. The XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept was introduced at the Detroit Auto Show. Click to enlarge.

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

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The new Advanced Elastoval II piston is lighter, delivers increased power outputs and can withstand the higher pressures that occur late in the combustion cycle of highly charged downsized engines. The new Advanced Elastoval II piston. Click to enlarge.

Downsized and driving less: UK motorists cut back

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One in ten people have downsized their car to smaller engined-model to save money of running costs, according to new research from Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

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. Among the important product changes for Volkswagen of America for the 2014 model year is the introduction of the EA888 1.8-liter turbocharged and direct-injection four-cylinder TSI engine, which will gradually replace the 2.5-liter five-cylinder naturally aspirated powerplant fitted to the Jetta, Beetle, and Passat models.

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. Tags: Green cars Latest news engine downsizing technology Rotrex supercharging technology Torotrak variable speed traction drive

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

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. Diesel injection systems have to reach higher injection pressures and improved injection accuracies in order to meet the requirements of downsizing.

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Report: Japan carmakers downsizing in Europe as market shrinks

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’s decision to cut stop producing the Colt subcompact there highlight the a downsizing trend in Europe for Japanese carmakers as the new-vehicle market there shrinks. The Nikkei writes that Daihatsu Motor Co.’s ’s withdrawal from new-vehicle sales in Europe and Mitsubishi Motors Corp.’s The EU market for new passenger cars declined by 5.5%

Complex engine tech gets better ratings, does little in real world: report

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emissions hybrid downsizing CAFE Fuel Economy Turbocharging EPA Ratings Corporate Average Fuel EconomyLately, automakers haven't been touting the rising fuel economy of new vehicles, but it has to continue rising to meet reductions in the legal levels of carbon emitted. While major strides in fuel economy have been made over the past five years, the complex engine technologies and other improvements turn out to have less effect in real-world.

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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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HyBoost achieves this by combining aggressive 50% downsizing of the engine with an electric supercharger for transient low-speed performance, and a micro-hybrid stop-start and energy recuperation systems, Boggs said. HyBoost offers comparable performance to the conventional current 2.0L

Hyundai showcasing new downsized turbo engines and 7-speed dual-clutch transmission; i40 48V Hybrid, i30 CNG

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New engines and transmission. Click to enlarge. Hyundai Motor is showcasing two new turbocharged gasoline direct injected (T-GDI) engines at the Paris Motor Show 2014. Both engines—1.0-liter and 1.4-liter units which are part of a new generation of engines from the Kappa family—meet growing demand for small capacity, turbocharged engines to reduce fuel consumption and CO 2 emission without compromising performance.

New Efficient Supercharger with Variable Drive for Downsized Gasoline Engines

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The need to reduce CO 2 emissions is leading to downsized engines, heavily boosted by turbo- or supercharging. Rotrak, the new 50:50 joint-venture between traction drive specialist Torotrak plc and centrifugal supercharger company Rotrex AS, will present a highly efficient supercharger system in a paper at the 15 th Supercharging Conference in Dresden on 24 September.

Next Mercedes-Benz small cars to get even tinier engines

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emissions Future Cars downsizing Engines Fuel EconomyNot so many years ago, a 1.2-liter engine would only have been found in the U.S. in the smallest and least impressive of subcompact cars. It might have been a 3-cylinder, and certainly wouldn't have had even 100 horsepower. But times change, and engines of that size will soon be found even in the smallest of Mercedes-Benz luxury cars. DON'T MISS.

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Toyotas Yaris hybrid concept anticipates B-segment hybrid strategy with first downsizing of HSD; Prius +

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This marks Toyota’s first downsizing of its HSD technology. Yaris HSD concept. Click to enlarge.

Hybrid SUVs, Faraday downsizing, Tesla CA energy storage: Today's Car News

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Today, we look at why more SUVs and crossovers don't offer hybrid powertrains, Faraday Future scales back production plans, and three battery energy-storage sites come online in California, including one from Tesla. All this and more on Green Car Reports. See the Lucid Air electric luxury sedan hit the road in this new video. Bowing to what seems. Today in Car News

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2014 Jeep Cherokee: New Off-Road Video Of Downsized Crossover

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Eight days from now, the 2014 Jeep Cherokee 4x4 crossover will be unveiled to the world at the New York Auto Show's media preview days. Jeep released the first photos and details of the 2014 Cherokee three weeks ago, and now it's served up a video to whet our appetites further. The video is meant to demonstrate the Cherokee's off-road

FEV to Display Extremely Downsized Engine at 2010 SAE World Congress

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FEV’s 698 cm 3 Extremely Downsized Engine. will show its Extremely Downsized Engine (EDE) at next week’s 2010 SAE World Congress in Detroit. Click to enlarge. FEV, Inc.

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Audis Downsized 1.2L TFSI for the A3 and A3 Sportback

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Downsizing entails the replacement of engine displacement with turbocharging. Audi has introduced a new low-displacement turbocharged gasoline engine in the A3 model line. Earlier post.) The 1.2L TFSI engine generates 77 kW (105 hp), with fuel consumption of 5.5 L/100km (42.8 mpg US); CO 2 emissions are 127 g/km (204 g/mile). The wholly redesigned 1.2 TFSI—which produces a specific power output of 87.7 hp per liter from 1,197 cc (73.05

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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Simulation study finds Miller version of Scuderi engine can deliver twice the BMEP as naturally aspirated version, theoretically enabling 50% downsizing while maintaining performance. Applying the Miller cycle to the Scuderi engine (right) entails downsizing of the compression cylinder.

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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

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

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The HyBoost project vehicle was revealed for the first time today at the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle 2011 event hosted at Rockingham, UK, demonstrating a combination of high-impact, low-cost electrical systems which offer the prospect of radical engine downsizing using electric supercharger and energy capture and storage technologies within an otherwise conventional gasoline powertrain architecture. HyBoost demonstrator. Click to enlarge.

Ricardo to assist Lifan in development of 1.2L turbocharged DI gasoline engines for downsizing applications

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Ricardo will assist Lifan Automobile Group based in Chongqing, China, with the development of a family of highly downsized gasoline engines capable of meeting future Chinese and international fuel economy and emissions regulations. range of naturally aspirated engines, while a premium high-boost DI version will provide even greater levels of downsizing by replacing products of up to 2.0L

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. Especially since the motorcycles returning comparable gas-mileage figures weigh about one-fifth as much. DON'T MISS: Auto Industry Doing.

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Concept: Downsized and Supercharged Hybrid Pneumatic Engine for 30%+ Reduction in Fuel Consumption

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Schematic of downsized and supercharged four-stroke hybrid pneumatic spark injection engine. The reduction in fuel consumption is obtained mainly through enabling the effective use of a heavily downsized engine, rather than from regenerative efficiency.

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 upcoming four-cylinder VEA (Volvo Environmental Architecture) engine range includes common rail diesels and direct injected gasoline engines.

Williams F1 Team and Mercedes-Benz enter long-term engine partnership; downsized turbo hybrid Power Units

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The Williams F1 Team and Mercedes-Benz signed a long-term engine partnership from the 2014 Formula One World Championship season onwards. Under the terms of the agreement, Williams will be supplied with a Mercedes-Benz Power Unit (Internal Combustion Engine plus Energy Recovery System) by Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP) based in Brixworth, UK. Williams will continue to manufacture its own transmission.

Federal-Mogul Introduces New Diesel Piston Design to Support Downsized Engines with Higher Output

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Federal-Mogul Corporation has developed an innovative aluminum piston design that can reliably withstand the mechanical and thermal loads produced by heavily boosted engines, thereby enhancing diesel engine performance and supporting diesel downsizing.

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. Ford has used the smaller turbocharged, direct-injected engines in most of its models to improve its EPA fuel-economy ratings--even if high gas-mileage numbers aren''t always reflected in all buyers''.

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VW Premieres New Polo GTI; Textbook Downsizing Results in 25% Reduction in Fuel Consumption from Predecessor

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The new Volkswagen Polo GTI. Click to enlarge. Volkswagen is premiering the new Polo GTI. The new Polo GTI, in what Volkswagen is calling “textbook downsizing”, is powered by a new 1.4-liter TSI with gasoline direct injection plus turbo- and supercharging.

Volvo Downsizes Engines, Continues Drive Towards Greener Cars

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Volvo isn’t the largest automaker in the world -- but it is one of the safest thanks to a long-standing passion about passenger and pedestrian safety dating back to when the company was founed nearly 85 years ago. But recently Volvo has developed a new passion to put alongside its aim to have no-one die as a result of a Volvo accident by the