Automakers to Rely on Turbocharged Engines to Meet Tougher Fuel Economy Targets

Automotive News - October 31, 2010

Automak­ers look­ing for mod­er­ate­ly priced ways to meet fuel econ­o­my tar­gets are like­ly to pair tur­bocharg­ers with small­er engines, there­by main­tain­ing per­for­mance. Today’s tur­bocharg­ers have parts designed to with­stand the heat of the exhaust gas­es that pow­er them and are made with fin­er tol­er­ances to improve reli­a­bil­i­ty.

Background
Tur­bocharg­ers are aux­il­iary air pumps pow­ered by the force of exhaust gas­es
Can improve effi­cien­cy of engines by as much as 20%