Infiniti teases its new VC-T engine ahead of Paris Motor Show reveal
Infiniti has teased its new VC-T four-cylinder engine which it claims is “one of the most advanced engines ever created”.
INFINITI WILL REVEAL its all-new VC-T (Variable Compression-Turbocharged) four-cylinder engine at the Paris Motor Show next month. The premium car maker claims its new engine is “the world’s first production-ready variable compression ratio engine and one of the most advanced internal combustion engines ever created”.
“VC-T technology is a step change for INFINITI,” said Roland Krueger, president of INFINITI Motor Company. “It is a revolutionary next-step in optimizing the efficiency of the internal combustion engine. This technological breakthrough delivers the power of a high-performance 2.0-litre turbo gasoline engine with a high level of efficiency at the same time.”
The key with a variable compression-turbocharged engine is all in the name, variable. This means it’s able to alter the height of the pistons based on load (read: driving situation), meaning its compression ratio can vary from 8:1 (high performance) to 14:1 (for improved economy).
Infiniti has said much more than this about the new engine, but we understand it will likely make its way into the just-arrived-in-Australia Infiniti Q30.