New MCE-5 VCRi Engine to Be Shown on a Peugeot 407
While forward thinking ideas keep on surfacing, it is obvious the good old combustion engine will still be around for some time. With that in mind, a Peugeot 407 demonstration vehicle will feature an Intelligent Compression (iC) powerplant, called MCE-5 VCRi at the upcoming event.
The engine is a 1.5l 220 horsepower and 420 Nm of torque powerhouse. It terms of output, it matches a 3.0l V6 engine, but it only needs 6.7l of fuel to travel 100 kilometers. The VCRi throws into the atmosphere 158g of CO2 for every kilometer it travels. The aforementioned figures are only intermediary results, obtained on an engine that is not equipped with gasoline direct injection (GDI).
In 2010, the engine you will be introduced at the Geneva Show will get a GDI version. With improved combustion chambers and advanced management of engine, pistons and exhaust temperatures, it is expected the VCRi will jump to 270 horsepower and 460 Nm of torque. Average fuel consumption should drop under 6l/100 km and bring CO2 emissions under 140g/km.
Car manufacturers hope that by 2013, MCE-5 VCRi engines will be able to drop CO2 emission rates under 120g/km, less than a 2009 1.2l 16V Sandero currently produces.
MCE-5 VCRi engines first came under the microscope almost twelve years ago. By 2009, twelve suppliers joined efforts to convince carmakers to develop and manufacture the engine in the following years.