Volvo is introducing new fuel injection technology which is set to make its four-cylinder diesel engines more efficient than ever.
“We will create smaller, more intelligent engines with so much power that they will turn V8s into dinosaurs,” said Derek Crabb, VP of powertrain engineering at Volvo Car Group.
In autumn 2013, Volvo is introducing its Volvo Engine Architecture (VEA) engine family, that uses new individual pressure feedback sensors on each cylinder know as i-ART. These sensors will continuously measure pressure in each cylinder and adapt fuel injection per combustion individually, rather than work on a common sensor as these diesel engines do now.
Along with the new engine tech, Volvo’s VEA family of engines will be hooked up to a new eight-speed automatic transmission.
“Our four-cylinder engines will offer higher performance than today’s six-cylinder units and lower fuel consumption than the current four-cylinder generation. On top of that, electrification will bring us up into power figures in today’s V8-territory,” Crabb said.