Next step in effective engines
NISSAN’s e luxury vehicle division, Infiniti, has to date seen little sales in South Africa and relatively few around the world, but this may all change if Infinity’s new 2.0-litre, four cylinder turbo engine with variable cylinder compression lives up to the hype.
President of Infiniti Roland Krueger described the new engine as “a revolutionary next step in optimising the efficiency of the internal combustion engine”.
Krueger said this technological breakthrough delivers the power of a high-performance 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine with a high level of efficiency at the same time, moving between compression ratios of 8:1, which allows high turbo boost; and 14:1, which allows the pistons to just sip while cruising. Infinity said it can vary the compression by raising and lowering the top and bottom points of the piston stroke without moving the crankshaft or the cylinder head, instead using an actuator arm that changes the angle of a multi-link that sits around the crankshaft
The engine goes on show at the 2016 Paris Motor Show at the end of September, when power specs will also be announced.