The Mahle Downsizing Demonstrator is an impressive piece of engineering that clearly and effectively proves the company’s capabilities. It delivers remarkable performance and even better fuel economy.
With a small amount of detail work this engine could be ready for mass production. But company representatives say there are no plans to build or sell it; it’s simply an engineering exercise. That’s too bad because it’s a pretty compelling piece of work and a prescient glimpse of what’s to come in the future. Believe it or not there actually is a replacement for displacement. It’s called technology.