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Modern Automotive Engines

Today's Technology Analysed in Detail



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Modern Automotive Engines: Today's Technology Analysed in Detail by Frank O. Hrachowy
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This extensively illustrated book provides a comprehensive overview of the trends in construction methods and technology used in today's automotive engines, both in mainstream engines and more exotic performance-biased units. The down-to-earth text explains the unique engineering features of each of the case-study engines, and gives an insight into the differing approaches and innovations developed by each manufacturer. Both petrol and diesel engines are covered, as well as examples of alternative power units. This is a fascinating read for all car enthusiasts.

Table of Contents

An overview of the components of a modern car engine. Injection and ignition, timing gear, valve train, cylinder head, crankshaft, pistons and cylinder block, lubrication and cooling, exhaust and emission systems. Petrol engines, including VW 1.4-litre TSI, PSA/BMW 1.6-litre twin-scroll, Subaru 2.0-litre boxer 16v, Honda 2.0-litre DOHC 16v, Alfa Romeo 2.2-litre JTS DOHC 16v, Porsche Boxster 3.8-litre S, BMW 4.0-litre V8. Diesel engines, including Smart 800cc CDI, GM/FIAT 1.3-litre TD 16v, Renault/Nissan 2.0-litre dCi, Mercedez-Benz 220 CDI Bluetec, Land Rover/PSA 3.6-litre V8 TD, BMW 3.0-litre sd, Audi 6.0-litre V12 TDI Alternative engine types, including Toyota Prius 1.5-litre Hybrid and Mazda Renesis-Wankel engine.

Author Biography

Frank O. Hrachowy is a well-respected German motoring journalist who has written a number of motoring technical books.
Release date Australia
February 11th, 2020
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
col. Illustrations
J H Haynes & Co Ltd
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