Diesel Reaches Technology Crossroad
Rudolf Diesel was granted patent number 608,845 from the U.S. Patent office on August, 9, 1898, for his new internal combustion engine concept.
This chart outlines the stringent NOx emission requirements posed by the U.S. EPA’s Tier 2 BIN 5 regulations, which surpass European standards. Source: Continental
Dual stage turbo systems will play a role in application of high performance diesel engines. Illustration courtesy of Honeywell Turbo Technologies.
Automakers hope to work with refiners to assure next-generation biodiesel fuels meet certain purity standards.
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Piezo injector systems may be able to deliver diesel fuel in an infinitely variable pattern in the future.
Volkswagen plans to bring the Golf GTD to the U.S. later this year.
BMW’s 123d was engineered to maximize performance, while still aiming for respectable fuel economy.