2016 Paris Motor Show: Infiniti reveals world's first production engine with variable compression ratios

The 2.0-litre turbo-petrol's compression ratio can go from 8:1 for higher performance to 14:1 for better efficiency

Overdrive August 17, 2016 18:00:59 IST
2016 Paris Motor Show: Infiniti reveals world's first production engine with variable compression ratios

In this day and age, everyone has heard of the variable valve timing technology, which is commonly used by manufacturers. However, Nissan’s luxury brand, Infiniti, has revealed the world’s first production engine with a variable compression ratio.

The technology, called VC-T (Variable Compression-Turbocharged), allows the engine to seamlessly reduce or increase the engine’s compression ratio depending on the driving situation. The different ratios can be achieved by raising or lowering the height of the piston’s reach, thereby...

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