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Old 02-13-2017, 07:18 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by NHB View Post
Downsized engines not going anywhere. Only small diesels have problems with their NOx emissions. The miller cycle has increased the size of few engines, but at the same time we have much more engines which are getting smaller.

BMW's 1.5 is more economical the otherwise identical 1.2.

VW Golf is dropping the 1.4 in favor of a more economical 1.5.

1.5's in this segment aren't what I'd call downsized, but the smaller engines are being dropped. If going smaller was the right way to get, the new engine would be a 1.3.

It will be interesting to see what come out of RDE.
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