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 engine in the XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept has no conventional starter motor or alternator. The 2012 XC60 carries an EPA fuel economy rating of 20 mpg US (11.8

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

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Cummins reports that it, along with partners Johnson Matthey and Nissan, is on plan in a 4-year, $30-million ($15 million from the US Department of Energy) research project to deliver a light-duty diesel engine with fuel economy 40% improved over that of baseline gasoline V8 engine for a half-ton pickup truck while also meeting the requirements of US Tier2 Bin2 tailpipe emissions. l/100 km), and as such would not meet the GHG requirement of 28 mpg (8.4

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Audis Downsized 1.2L TFSI for the A3 and A3 Sportback

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Audi has introduced a new low-displacement turbocharged gasoline engine in the A3 model line. TFSI engine generates 77 kW (105 hp), with fuel consumption of 5.5 mpg US); CO 2 emissions are 127 g/km (204 g/mile). Downsizing entails the replacement of engine displacement with turbocharging. This engine’s low weight of 89.5 A typical turbocharged engine, this small four-cylinder unit operates at low rpms. Tags: Engines Fuel Efficiency

Volkswagen Emphasizes Downsizing at 30th Vienna Engine Symposium; Highlights 1.2 TSI and 1.6 TDI

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Continuing to emphasize a downsizing approach, Volkswagen presented two new engines at the at the 30 th Vienna Engine Symposium (7-8 May): the 1.2-liter TSI gasoline engine and the 1.6-liter TDI diesel. Both engines will be available to order for the new Polo and the Golf this year. Due to its modular structure, the 1.6-liter TDI engine will serve as a basis for all future four-cylinder diesel engines of Volkswagen. liters (56 mpg US).

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Volkswagen introduces new 1L, 3-cylinder gasoline Golf; 54.7 mpg

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mpg US) (99 g/km CO 2 )—more efficient than any previous Golf with a gasoline engine. The new TSI engine also offers the highest specific torque of any large-scale production series gasoline engines: 200 N·m per liter displacement. Despite its efficiency, the Golf TSI BlueMotion with the 85 kW / 114 hp downsized 999 cc EA211-series engine reaches 100 km/h in 9.7 engine) introduced in 1975. l/100 km (52 mpg). l/100 km (51 mpg).

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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 engine, which delivers 132 kW (177 hp), is coupled with a 7-speed DSG as standard. L/100km (40 mpg US)—equivalent to CO 2 emissions of 139 g/km. L/100km (30 mpg US)—equivalent to 188 g/km CO 2. The 177 hp Euro-5 16-valve four-cylinder engine reaches its maximum power at 6,200 rpm. Its engine had a power of 83 kW / 111 hp and made the Polo G40, which in top condition today is a collector’s item, nearly 200 km/h fast. The new Volkswagen Polo GTI.

Controlled Power Technologies Packages Its Switched Reluctance Systems in ‘RegEnBoost’ System for Enhanced Support for Downsizing

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CPT says that the RegEnBoost system enables a typical family-sized car to achieve less than 100 g/km CO 2 with a 1-liter gasoline engine, but when required can offer the same lively performance and in-gear acceleration of a 2-liter naturally aspirated powertrain. The concept ensures long term energy storage for delivering short bursts of power to the VTES supercharger during vehicle accelerations and to the SpeedStart stop-start device during engine re-starts.

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New Audi S models to feature new downsized 4.0L V8 with cylinder deactivation, energy recuperation and start-stop

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This is a downsized platform from the prior 5.2L V10 engine in the previous model, the 4.0L mpg US) in the S6 and 9.8 mpg US) in the S6 Avant. Independent of this, active, electronically controlled engine bearings use targeted counterpulses to attenuate low-frequency vibrations. The Audi S7 uses the same engine as the S6 and S6 Avant, with fuel consumption of 9.7 mpg US).

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Audi introduces new high-efficiency 2.0L TFSI based on Miller cycle; 190 hp, 47 mpg

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TFSI gasoline turbocharged direct injection engine for the first time at the Vienna Motor Symposium this week. The engine, which features a new combustion method, will be used for the first time in the next generation of the A4. The four-cylinder engine delivers 140 kW (190 hp) and 320 N·m (236.0 The engine also features low fuel consumption levels of less than 5.0 mpg US) in the NEDC, clearly undercutting both its predecessor and comparable competitors.

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New Volkswagen Polo BlueGT with cylinder deactivation offers gasoline engine fuel economy of up to 52 mpg US

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l/100 km/h (50 mpg US), equivalent to 108 g/km CO 2. l/100 km (52 mpg US), equivalent to 105 g/km CO 2. This combination of efficiency and dynamic performance is enabled by the systematic interplay of ACT, downsizing (reduced engine displacement plus direct injection and charging) and BlueMotion Technology (Stop/Start system, battery regeneration). TSI in the Polo BlueGT is the top engine of the entirely new EA211 series of petrol engines. Polo BlueGT.

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Opel presents new 1.0 SIDI Turbo engine at Aachen Colloquium; below 100 gCO2/km and ~59 mpg in the Adam

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Opel presented details of its new three-cylinder 1.0-liter turbocharged gasoline direct injection engine ( earlier post ) at the 22 nd Aachen Colloquium in Germany. The engine will debut in the Opel Adam next year, together with an all-new, six-speed manual gearbox. SIDI Turbo generates 30% more torque than Opel’s current 1.6-liter, naturally-aspirated engine, as well as the same 85 kW/115 hp maximum power output. l/100 km (59 mpg US ). Engines Fuel Efficiency

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Infiniti Q80 Inspiration concept hybrid delivers 550 hp with 42.8 mpg fuel economy

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mpg US) and CO 2 emissions of about 129 g/km. The powertrain incorporates a new aluminum-based downsized twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 that is part of a new engine family which will be introduced within the next two years. The 450 hp (336 kW) V6 gasoline engine will be supported by an electric motor powered by a Li-ion battery pack, capable of adding around 75 kW (100 hp) hybrid power boost when required, and a 9-speed automatic gearbox.

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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.

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Nissan unveils 2013 Altima Sedan; 38 mpg highway

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The 2013 Altima equipped with the 4-cylinder, 2.5-liter engine option has a targeted fuel economy of 27 mpg city / 38 mpg highway / 31 mpg combined (8.7, The Altima offers a choice of a redesigned 2.5-liter DOHC inline 4-cylinder engine or 3.5-liter V6. The 2.5-liter QR25 engine has been redesigned to be lighter and more efficient. Both engines are matched with a next-generation Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). 2013 Altima.

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Peugeot Launches New Marque Plan with Downsizing, Hybrids and Plug-ins for Two-, Three- and Four-Wheeled Vehicles; Unveils SR1 Hybrid Concept

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Included in its product strategy are: Cleaner engines. Peugeot continues to improve engine efficiency with a downsizing strategy for its gasoline and HDi FAP diesel engines. The Marque is also developing a new 3-cylinder gasoline engine. Peugeot’s HYbrid4 technology uses a parallel architecture combining a diesel engine, electric motor, 6-speed electronically controlled manual gearbox (MCP) and a stop-start system. L/100 km (118 mpg US).

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Downsized 5.5L V8 Biturbo in S 63 AMG Delivers 25% Fuel Savings Compared to Predecessor; Stop-Start is Standard

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AMG 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine. AMG has developed a 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine with a peak output of up to 420 kW (563 hp) and maximum torque of up to 900 N·m (663 lb-ft) from its higher performance variant for entry into the Mercedes-Benz/AMG lineup this summer. The new AMG 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine will play a major part in the Mercedes-AMG model strategy over the next few years, according to the company. kg/hp for the basic engine, and 0.39

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VW bringing EA211 1.4L turbo direct-injection engine to Jetta range in US

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Volkswagen is introducing the 1.4-liter EA211 four-cylinder turbocharged and direct-injection TSI engine into the Jetta range, replacing the previous naturally aspirated 2.0-liter engine that was used in the S model and the 1.8T TSI engine in the SE model. This brings implementation of intelligent downsizing to more than 97% of vehicles sold by Volkswagen in the US, available across all the models on sale. The 1.4-liter TSI engine in the Jetta features a 10.0:1

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2018 VW Tiguan and new 2.0 TSI B-cycle engine gives VW a strong offering in compact SUV segment

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The all-new 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan—the second-generation of the vehicle—is powered by the latest version of the EA888 four-cylinder engine, the 2.0L This is the only engine/transmission combination available in the Tiguan in the US. The core element of the new engine is a new combustion process combining short intake events with a high compression ratio. Engine. Engine. engine in the Volkswagen Group.).

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2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Gas Mileage: 26 MPG Combined: UPDATE

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The 2015 Ford Mustang has attracted plenty of attention for its 2.3-liter turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder engine--and not all of it positive. Fans of chest-thumping V-8s may scoff at such a downsized engine, but everyone else will likely want to know how efficient it is. While not strictly for fuel efficiency, the EcoBoost makes for

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Audi introducing 5-door A1 Sportback; fuel consumption as low as 62 mpg US for diesel versions

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Buyers in Europe will be able to choose between three TFSI gasoline and three TDI diesel four-cylinder direct-injection engines producing between 63 kW (86 hp) and 136 kW (185 hp). Audi pairs some engines with the seven-speed S tronic transmission. All the engines follow the downsizing principle of substituting forced induction for displacement. TDI with S tronic and the most powerful gasoline engine are equipped with a start-stop system. The base engine, the 1.2

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Daimler Trucks NA SuperTruck achieves 115% freight efficiency improvement over 2009 baseline; 50.2% engine BTE

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Testing was also conducted at the DTNA Detroit engineering facility to demonstrate engine efficiency by achieving 50.2% engine brake thermal efficiency. mpg (19.26 The Freightliner SuperTruck uses a downsized and downsped 10.7-liter engine, a hybrid system, a Waste Heat Recovery (WHR) system, along with a number of other upgrades. The 390 hp/1400 lb-ft torque (291 kW/1,898 N·m) engine features a revamped combustion system.

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Opel to launch 3 new engine families, 13 new engines by 2016

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Opel is launching three new engine families and 13 new engines between 2012 and 2016, renewing 80% of its engine portfolio. billion) through 2016—is beginning the renewal of its powertrain portfolio now with the introduction of all-new 1.6-liter gasoline and diesel engines, together with next generation five- and six-speed gearboxes. They will be joined by the end of this year by a new small-displacement gasoline engine family. SIDI Turbo gasoline engine.

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Honda diesel sets new Guinness record for fuel efficiency, averaging 83 mpg US in 8,387-mile drive across 24 EU countries

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Honda has set a new Guinness World Records title for “Lowest fuel consumption – all 24 contiguous EU countries (all cars)”, recording an average 83 mpg US (2.82 mpg US (3.8 This research identified two main target customer groups for the Civic Tourer; families raising young children who are upgrading from smaller categories or from the used car market; and customers with children who have left home, who are downsizing from the traditional higher category. liter i-DTEC engine.

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FEV analysis of automotive-scale Pinnacle opposed-piston engine finds potential for significant increases in fuel economy

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An analysis by FEV of a modeled automotive scale version of Pinnacle’s 4-stroke, spark-ignited (SI), opposed-piston, sleeve-valve architecture engine ( earlier post ) concluded that the engine has the potential to deliver significant additional fuel economy benefits of up to 42.6% configuration of the engine. FEV is also supporting Pinnacle on those initial versions of the engine. mpg US (6.3 mpg US (8.0 mpg US, 5.8 mpg US, 6.3 mpg US, 6.1

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GM to double models with 40 mpg highway or better by 2017; ongoing manufacturing efficiency improvements

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GM has made three product commitments for 2017 related to its sustainability strategy: to have 500,000 vehicles on the road in the US with some form of electrification ( earlier post ); to double the number of US models that can achieve an EPA-estimated 40 mpg US (5.9 On the 40 mpg+ highway side, in addition to the Volt and Spark EV (with the Cadillac ELR coming), GM also currently has the Sonic and the Cruze Eco and Cruze Diesel.

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Update on the ACCESS fuel efficient engine project; simulations find up to 48.9% improvement in fuel economy over baseline

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Robert Bosch LLC, AVL Powertrain Engineering and partners including the University of Michigan are working on a four-year, $24-million US Department of Energy (DOE)-supported project— Advanced Combustion Concepts—Enabling Systems and Solutions (ACCESS)—to achieve a 30% fuel economy improvement in a gasoline-fueled light-duty vehicle without compromising performance while also meeting SULEV emission standards. I4 Ecotec engine. Engine configuration. FTP75 (mpg).

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Daihatsu develops e:S Technology for 30 km/l in JC08 Mode; equivalent to 71 mpg US or 3.3 L/100km

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In the process of this development, Daihatsu overhauled all aspects of the engine, the transmission, and the body structure, to maximize energy efficiency and achieve almost a 40% increase in fuel efficiency comparison with the Mira 2WD/CVT without idle reduction functions. The company anticipates that it will be the only gasoline-powered vehicle delivering fuel economy of 30 kilometers per liter (equivalent to 71 mpg US or 3.3 The engine uses an i-EGR system.

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Revised Nissan Juke offers 1.2 DIG-T turbocharged engine

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Engines and drivetrains. Three engines are available for new Juke, with changes to the two gasoline options: one is new and the other extensively revised. The Renault-Nissan Alliance-developed 1.2-liter DIG-T petrol engine, which replaces the outgoing 117 ps (115 hp) 1.6-liter unit, is an advanced turbocharged direct injection engine delivering 115 ps (113 hp, 85kW) and generating 190 N·m (140 lb-ft) of torque. mpg US).

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New powertrain line-up for Hyundai 2022 Tucson

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The new Tucson offers both a Smartstream 2.5-liter, direct-injected and multi-port-injected gasoline engine as well as 1.6-liter, direct-injected, turbocharged hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains. The eight-speed transmission for the standard 2.5-liter engine provides quick and crisp shifts.

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Optimized direct-injection hydrogen engine estimated to exceed 2016 CAFE fuel economy targets at Tier 2 Bin 2 emission levels

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The H2-DI engine was estimated to exceed 2016 CAFE targets with engine out Tier 2 Bin 2 (SULEV) emission levels. The team sees further potential for fuel economy improvement with engine downsizing. A project led by Dr. Thomas Wallner from Argonne National Laboratory has optimized a spark-ignited direct injection combustion system for a hydrogen engine (H2-DI). The engine delivers peak BTE of 45.5% mpg US city, 51.5 mpg US highway, 38.9

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Citroën introduces first members of new 3-cylinder gasoline engine family; 1.0L and 1.2L PureTech reduce fuel consumption about 25%

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PureTech 3-cylinder engine. Citroën is introducing the first members of its new PureTech family of three-cylinder gasoline engines on the C3, DS3 and C-Elysée (for international markets) ranges. The PureTech engines offer equivalent or better power compared with the previous generation powerplants, combined with significantly lower fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, down by roughly 25%. mpg US) and CO 2 emissions range from 99 to 107 g/km. mpg US).

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Alan Taub: GM pushing on split-cycle engine technology in the lab; looking for low-load efficiency and packaging

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Noting that split-cycle engine technology “ really looks promising ”, GM Vice President of Global Research and Development Dr. Alan Taub said that the company is putting on a “ major thrust ” in its R&D laboratory to see if it can get split-cycle technology “ moving ” He made the remarks during the introductory plenary session today at the DOE’s 17 th Directions in Engine-Efficiency and Emissions Research (DEER) Conference in Detroit.

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U Toronto team assess the climate trade-off between reduced CO2 and increased Black Carbon from GDI engines

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The upside of gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines is widely seen as being improved fuel economy coupled with an increase in specific power (especially with turbocharging), enabling significant downsizing. The downside of GDI engines, however, is a substantial increase in emissions of particulate matter—a problem with which heretofore only diesels had to deal. mpg (10.99 Emissions Engines

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Peugeot 208 features new generation of 3-cylinder gasoline and Stop & Start System (e-HDi) diesel engines

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The new Peugeot 208 B-segment supermini, which launches this spring in Europe, will be available in 3- and 5-door bodystyles with a range of gasoline and diesel engines including a new 3-cylinder gasoline engine range and the latest generation of Stop & Start System (e-HDi) diesel engines. With five models, four of which are equipped with the new generation Stop & Start System (e-HDi), the diesel range starts at 87g/km of CO 2 (delivering fuel economy of 69 mpg US or 3.4

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SwRI simulations show turbocharged Scuderi Engine could reduce a standard 2011 Nissan Sentras fuel consumption by up to 35% on FTP cycle

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Scuderi Group, LLC released the top-level results of a vehicle computer study that it funded and that the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) conducted, modelling various Scuderi Split-Cycle (SSC) engine designs, including the turbocharged, downsized air-hybrid version under consideration ( earlier post ), in a computer model of a 2011 Nissan Sentra. The Sentra model was simulated through a standardized Federal Test Procedure-75 (FTP-75) drive cycle for each SSC engine design.

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Jaguar adds two new smaller forced induction gasoline engines to 2013 XF and XJ lineup; 8-speed automatic and start-stop

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For the 2013 XF and XJ lineup, Jaguar is adding two new downsized forced induction gasoline powerplants: 3.0-liter V6 Supercharged and 2.0-liter i4 Turbocharged units. The eight-speed transmission is allied to Jaguar’s Intelligent Stop/Start system on all turbodiesel and V6 and V8 gasoline engines (market dependent). —Ron Lee, Group Chief Engineer, Powertrains, Jaguar Cars. A green ‘ECO’ symbol on the dashboard lights up when the engine is shut down by the system.

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Ford to bring 20 new engines and transmissions to China and improve fleet fuel economy by more than 20% by 2015; producing the new 1.0L EcoBoost in China

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Ford will upgrade its entire powertrain portfolio in China by bringing 20 advanced engines and transmissions to support its planned introduction of 15 new vehicles to China—the world’s largest auto market—by 2015. Ford also announced that it will produce its new 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine ( earlier post ), the smallest in the EcoBoost engine family, in China to equip its vehicles produced and sold in the market. million EcoBoost engines annually.

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DOT, EPA unveil joint proposal for fuel economy and greenhouse gas emission standards: 49.6 mpg CAFE, 163 g/mile GHG in 2025; flexibilities and incentives

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mpg US (5.87 mpg (4.74 mpg (4.3 mpg by 2016 and result in an average light vehicle tailpipe CO 2 level of 250 grams per mile. downsize), and the agencies say they have included costs of preserving performance, utility and safety. mpg in MY 2021. mpg in model year 2025. Automotive Engineers “utility factor” methodology (based on vehicle range on the alternative.

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Audis A1 to Launch With Four Engine Options; Energy Recuperation and Stop-Start Standard

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Audi will initially offer the A1 with four engines; the two TFSI gasoline engines and the two TDI diesels cover a power range from 63 kW (86 hp) to 90 kW (122 hp). All of the engines employ direct fuel injection and turbocharging. This downsizing concept coupled with energy recuperation and stop-start technologies from the Audi modular efficiency platform give them fuel consumption ranging from 3.8 mpg US). The entry-level gasoline engine is the new 1.2

2010 170

NHTSA Modeling and Technology Projections Underlying the Proposed CAFE Target of 34.1 mpg by MY 2016

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mpg and 250 g CO 2 /km for model year 2016. mpg if the automotive industry were to meet this CO 2 level just through fuel economy improvements.) ( Earlier post.). NHTSA assumes that similar vehicles will be produced through MY 2016 and technologies are added to this baseline fleet to determine what mpg levels could be achieved with technologies. Engine technologies. This reduces pumping losses at lighter loads in comparison to a larger engine.

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Getting Good Gas Mileage Is Hard; Will Tinier Engines Really Help?

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How small is too small, when it comes to engines? Those of the "no replacement for displacement" school of thought might be thinking more about performance than they are gas mileage, but at what point does downsizing actually start to harm gas mileage, rather than help it? As carmakers strive to attain better MPG figures, many are beginning to

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Ford / AVL study concludes mid-level ethanol blend attractive as a long-term future fuel for use in optimized engines in US

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A study by a team from Ford Motor Company and AVL has concluded that a mid-level ethanol blend—greater than E20 but less than E40—appears to be attractive as a long-term future fuel for the US for use in engines optimized for the higher octane blend. Ford engineers also presented two other papers evaluating the effects of low to mid-level ethanol blends in spark-ignited engines at the conference. Downsizing/downspeeding.

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Ricardo and Growth Energy Collaborate On First Vehicle-Based Demonstration of Ricardos Ethanol Boosted Direct Injection (EBDI) Engine Technology

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EBDI engine. Based on test work already carried out, Ricardo estimates that a fuel economy improvement of up to 30% is possible with no loss of power or performance, using a downsized EBDI engine in place of currently available gasoline powertrain technology. For heavy-duty trucks engine torque is a key performance metric and Ricardo expects the EBDI engine to offer 1.5x the torque of the gasoline engine and match the torque of the 6.6L by Bill Cooke.

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