Japanese car manufacturer Nissan Motor has developed a brand-new kind of fuel engine it states might make a few of today’s innovative diesel motor obsolete.
The new engine utilizes variable compression innovation, which Nissan engineers say enables it at any given moment to pick an optimal compression ratio for combustion – an essential aspect in the trade-off in between power and performance in all gasoline-fueled engines.
The technology provides the new engine the performance of turbo-charged gasoline engines while matching the power and fuel economy of present diesel and hybrid powertrains – a level of efficiency and performance the standard fuel engine until now had a hard time to accomplish.
The potential development technology comes at a time when diesel engine technology has been stained by Volkswagen’s emissions cheating scandal.
The brand-new Variable Compression-Turbo (VC-T) powertrain, anticipated to be formally revealed at next month’s Paris motor show, will initially be showcased in an Infiniti car to be unveiled next year, Nissan engineers stated, without elaborating. Ultimately, it’s expected to be used in Nissan automobiles and potentially by its alliance partner Renault.
The turbo-charged, 2-liter, four-cylinder VC-T engine averages about 27 percent, which is much better fuel economy than the 3.5-liter V6 engine it replaces, with similar power and torque. Nissan says the new engine is comparable to the diesel engine in torque– the amount of thrust that helps determine the vehicle’s acceleration.