INFINITI Introduces the VC-T Engine
INFINITI will introduce the world’s first production ready variable compression ratio engine at the Paris Auto Show next month. This new, four-cylinder VC-T (Variable Compression-Turbocharged) engine is one of the most advanced internal combustion engines ever created. It represents a breakthrough in internal-combustion powertrain technology and sets a new standard for automotive engineering.
This revolutionary new engine has the ability to transform itself and seamlessly raise or lower the height of the pistons reach. The result is an engine displacement change and a varying compression ratio between 8:1, for high performance, to 14:1 for high efficiency. The engine automatically applies the optimum ratio, depending on what the driving situation demands.
INFINITI has spent more that 20 years developing this new engine technology which will deliver multiple customer benefits. New INFINITI vehicles powered by VC-T engines will offer significantly reduced fuel consumption and emissions as well as greatly reduced vibration and noise levels. The new engine is also more compact than comparable conventional engines.
“VC-T technology is a step change for INFINITI ,” said Roland Krueger, president of INFINITI Motor Company. “It is a revolutionary next-step in optimizing the efficiency of the internal combustion engine. This technological breakthrough delivers the power of a high-performance 2.0-liter turbo gasoline engine with a high level of efficiency at the same time.”
Our Houston INFINITI Dealership will offer this advanced new engine in upcoming INFINITI cars and SUVs. If you would like to learn more about new INFINITI innovations and new models arriving soon please contact us.