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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).

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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.


2 Comments

  1. dannyR
    August 15, 2016 at 7:22 am — Reply

    Have just read the description of the method in another article. Geez, lotsa luck with doing it the hard way.

    “To simplicate, add lightness.” –old engineering proverb.

    • August 15, 2016 at 10:49 am — Reply

      Thanks dannyR. Infiniti was light on for details that’s for sure.

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Isaac Bober was born in the shadow of Mount Panorama in Bathurst and, so, it was inevitable he’d fall into work as a motoring writer. He began his motoring career in 2000 reviewing commercial vehicles, before becoming editor of Caravan & Motorhome magazine. He then moved to MOTOR Magazine before going freelance and contributing to Overlander 4WD, 4×4 Australia, TopGear Australia, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The Australian, CARSguide, and many more.