How much have engines changed over the last decade in terms of their economy?
Achieving the maximum possible efficiency and economy of combustions engines is one of ŠKODA’s primary goals on the engine development side. This goal can be accomplished by optimising the combustion process, minimising inner losses and resistances and partially electrifying the system while minimising the exhaust gas emission levels. The results of development efforts in these areas are used in modernising the existing series-production engines as well as in launching series production of new engines.
For example, we have recently made regulated oil pumps and engine oil systems part of our series production, which has a positive effect on inner engine resistances; series production engines feature multi-circuit cooling systems with multi-level temperature control, which has a positive effect on the engine’s overall temperature parameters; fuel injection pressures are increased for higher combustion efficiency; we use the recuperation capacity of electrical energy sources to improve vehicles’ overall electricity parameters; we have implemented the Start/Stop system, and turbochargers are now used extensively also in the smallest engines.