Volvo Launches Revolutionary Diesel Injection Technology
Called i-ART, the new technology is designed for Volvo's diesel engines and, in combination with higher injection pressure, is said to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. Also, the i-ART will reportedly offer high performance output and a powerful sound character.
"Increasing the rail pressure to an exceptionally high 2,500 Bar, while adding the i-ART technology, can be described as the second step in the diesel revolution. It is a breakthrough comparable to when we invented the groundbreaking lambda sensor for the catalytic converter in 1976. It's another world-first for Volvo," says Derek Crabb, Vice President Powertrain Engineering at Volvo Car Group.
"Each injector has a small computer on top, which monitors injection pressure. Using this information, the self-adapting i-ART system makes sure that the ideal amount of fuel is injected during each combustion cycle," Crabb added.
The engines, which are slated to be launched in autumn 2013, will be built at Volvo's plant in Skovde, Sweden.