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The latest technology in downsized turbo charged engines

Laser ignition

Ignition systems spark new interest in ICE’s.

The new generation of downsized turbocharged engines require more than a spark generated at the right time to initiate combustion: Some mixtures exceed stoichiometric ratios and in theory should not even combust. The modern ignition system has evolved from a purely mechanical switch used to charge the coil, to engine-management controlled, electronic switching circuits. A few […]

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BMW use water injection in the Motogp Safety car

New BMW 3 cylinder runs on water!

Well that’s not quite correct: The BMW Group has tried enhancing the capabilities of conventional engine technology using direct water injection for turbocharged petrol engines. Although this was used for many years by Porsche Turbo “hot-rodders” BMW are about to introduce this into series production. The controlled water injection into the engine cylinders produces a cooling […]

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The car writer loves fast cars and aeroplanes

Smaller is better

Despite the growing trend towards electrification of the drive train, internal combustion engines still remain the predominant form of propulsion for vehicles, and are set to do so for many years to come. This creates some pretty daunting challenges for the automotive industry: • Internal Combustion engines need to comply with ever tightening emissions standards […]

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