INFINITI VC-Turbo Engine Wins First Global Award
Earlier this year INFINITI unveiled the world’s first VC-Turbo engine with variable compression. This innovative production ready engine is already being recognized for optimizing fuel efficiency of the internal combustion engine. Although the new VC-T engine will not be available until 2018 INFINITI models arrive at dealerships, it has already earned the Grand Austrian Automobile Award in the “Environment” category.
More than 100 prototypes of this new engine were tested by INFINITI engineers over the past 20 years. The production ready model utilizes a multi-link system that is able to adapt the travel of the piston’s stroke and seamlessly offer any compression ratio between 8:1 and 14:1. When operating at lower compression ratios the engine delvers greater power and torque. At higher compression ratios the engine is capable of remarkable fuel efficiency.
INFINITI vehicles powered by the new VC-Turbo engine will be able to provide the power of a V6 engine and the fuel economy of a diesel powertrain without diesel engine emissions. The new 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine is expected to deliver 268hp and 390Nm torque while offering 27 percent lower fuel consumption than similarly powered V6 gasoline engines.
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