The efficiency engine – cost-effective alternative to downsizing
 
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Publication date: 2012-05-01
 
Combustion Engines 2012,149(2)
 
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As an alternative to the familiar option of downsizing diesel engines, AVL has developed the so-called efficiency engine in collaboration with Renault. Because of the engine’s moderate power density, its peak pressure requirements are lower in some areas than those of turbocharged gasoline engines. Consequently, its mechanical friction and fuel consumption can be significantly reduced, as the comparison with a conventional and a downsized diesel engine demonstrates.
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