Jump to content

MyCarForum Logo
Search
Magnifying glass

SEARCH

0

Aston Martin looking at 4 or 3-cylinder engines to meet emission standards

By SYF77 on 22 Jul 2012

Attached Image

In the quest to meet the tightening emission regulations, Aston Martin CEO, Dr Ulrich Bez, hinted at the possibility of four or even three-cylinder engines as long as the product does not undermine the brand’s image and exclusivity.

Attached Image

Over the past six years, the supercar maker has put in a lot of work in making their engines greener. The company has already reduced the emissions of their V8 and V12 powerplants by nearly 25 percent.

However, this is not enough. "The job is not complete. Four or even three-cylinders are possible. If the spirit of the times demands six-cylinders, then it has to be looked at, "commented the PHD holder from the University of Stuttgart.

For the readers’ information, Aston Martin already has a four-cylinder car in its lineup in the form of the Cygnet. The Aston Martin Cygnet is a 3-door hatchback marketed by Aston Martin in 2011 as a re-badged variant of the Toyota iQ.

The Cygnet enables Aston Martin to comply with the European Union-imposed fleet average emissions regulations taking effect in 2012. The Cygnet has a 97bhp 1.3-litre inline four-cylinder engine that returns a fuel consumption figure of 3.99L/100km and emits just 110g of CO2/km.

engine, discussions, other news and 7 more...

Viewed: 1,524 times

Related Blog Posts
SYF77
Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.



 
Car Makes

Please select a car make

Facebook Likes
   Featured Blog Post
Photo
The guide, while not mandatory, comes amid rising car complaints, mainly about defects. It is dev...
POPULAR BLOG POSTS
Photo
With its all wheel drive and three electric motors assisting its 3.5-litre V6 engine, is the Hond...
Photo
The General Insurance Association of Malaysia recently revealed thieves in Malaysia love Vellfire...
Photo
Taxi giant ComfortDelGro says it wants to simplify cab fares. That can only be good news, says ST...
Photo
Now in its eighth installment , the Fast & Furious franchise is about to hit the big screens....
Photo
The Australian actor is reported to be portraying Enzo Ferrari in a new biopic on the Ferrari fou...
   Lifestyle Articles