Japanese engineers make evolution in engine technology. How we heard, homogeneous-charge compression ignition (HCCI) will be applied. From now, gasoline engines will have a new process for ignition similarly as in a diesel engine. According to announce, HCCI engine will not use spark plugs to launch. New manner implies using compression for this process. That means that Mazda makes improvement in fuel consumption. Estimated improvement will be somewhat around 30 percent. Still, in 2018 this engine becomes an integral part of Skyactive. You should expect its application in updated version of Mazda 3 for 2018 model year. Right after that, new HCCI engine expected use in many models. Stay tuned.
HCCI Engine Chronology
Different manufacturers have tried in the past to implement a new strategy. Some of them are General Motors Company and Volkswagen. Both of mentioned manufacturers were worked on HCCI engine. On the other hands, Mercedes-Benz has also included mentioned technology into F700 concept. But, regardless of projects and experiments none of them is launching production on it. First time in history, Mazda has the opportunity to launch 2018 Mazda 3 with HCCI engine. If new technology brought success then you can expect mass production and expansion on other models.
HCCI Engine Fuel Economy
What is the point of the new technology? First of all, engineers will squeeze extra power from the smaller engine. Namely, everything is turning about combustion of fuel and efficiency of its exploitation. Look at example in Mercedes where the variation in compression helps that 1.8-liter inline-4 engine has equal outputs like the stronger 3.5-liter V6 engine. Further, that will satisfy appetites of manufacturers in fulfillment of Agenda related to standards concerning fuel economy.
HCCI Engine Compression Ratio
The next Mazda 3 with HCCI engine should make a revolution in this field. In addition, 18:1 compression ratio exactly it works. Furthermore, Mazda searches way to make cost effective package which will be available for every car. In the future, the automotive industry will turn around toward electrification, hybridization and new technologies for conventional engines.