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Koenigsegg to build 1.6-litre engine with 400bhp

By Faiming_low on 20 May 2016 in New technology, Engine

Attached Image Koenigsegg is keen to apply the lessons it learned from developing its supercars to more practical forms. Like for example, building a 400bhp 1.6-litre engine. Details about the upcoming engine are as good as none but if the rumors are true, it will have four cylinders like most engines of this size.

In an interview with CarBuzz, the man behind the company, Christian von Koenigsegg was quoted, “By reducing the bore and elongating the stroke of the piston, we are able to lessen the heat losses from the engine. We’ve also used forged pistons, forged connecting rods, and higher quality valves that make engine as efficient as possible.”

Given that the One:1 manages to squeeze out a staggering 1,364bhp from 5.0-litre, which equates to 273bhp per litre, we can expect the 1.6-litre to have more than 400bhp. In comparsion, the latest 381bhp Mercedes-AMG A45 engine only manages a 'measly' 190bhp per litre.

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Written by Faiming_low
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Turboflat4 May 20 2016 05:16 PM
Our gahmen very farsighted you know. They knew the HP per litre race would go far and fast, which is why they changed the COE cutoff to include nominal power output. So they won't lose money. After all, what's wrong with (them) collecting more money, am I right?

Road tax hasn't been similarly "adjusted" but that's just a matter of time with $ingapore.
Still2016 May 20 2016 06:23 PM

I wondered why investment are still made in the combustion engine when autonomous vehicles and electric vehicles are going to be the norm in the not distant future.


Great to squeeze more power (BHP) from smaller engine capacity but at what cost? Does the cost of production becomes economically not viable except for a few privilege.

Watwheels May 23 2016 06:09 PM

I wonder who they are selling the engine to?

Koenigsegg didn't mention that they will build a car to go with the engine. So who are they targeting? Lotus? Alfa Romeo (4C)? Maybe a 4WD hot hatch?


400bhp, whoa. Most likely it will be twin turbo otherwise if one big turbo imagine the turbo lag.

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