CO2 Reduction and Fuel Economy

In our modern world, the urgent need to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels has now become an obligation. Internal combustion engines will remain the most common form of motive power for many years but social, economic and ecological implications dictate that these engines must achieve significantly lower emissions levels in order to remain viable and acceptable.

  • Reliable and robust solutions that work continuously in the vehicle
  • Real-world benefits achieved for all customers
  • Synergistic solutions should enhance, not exclude other CO2 reduction technologies
  • A degree of hybridization will become 'the norm'. Stop start will be the minimum requirements for the future
  • Cost effective solutions maximize customer benefit
  • Rapid implementation gives competitive advantage

MAHLE Powertrain has extensive experience in the development and application of a range of new technologies to deliver significant fuel economy benefits. Our downsizing demonstrator engine and vehicle shows that these benefits can be achieved without the need to sacrifice performance. Our strength is in selecting the optimum combination of technologies to maximize the benefits using our highly flexible and fast development process.

  • Experience of a leading-edge internal combustion engine developer
  • Practical approach of a consultancy that also manufactures and assembles engines in its own facility
  • History of alternative fuel, diesel and hybrid programs going back 15 years
  • Engine system and component knowledge backup of the MAHLE Group

  • Downsized turbo-GDI engine design and development
  • Friction reduction through component optimization
  • Alternative fuels and diesel engine design and optimization
  • Demonstrator vehicle build and calibration of conventional and hybrid powertrains
  • Controlled Auto Ignition (CAI) combustion system development

  • Powertrain product planning for low CO2
  • Technology benchmarking and research
  • Powertrain integration into vehicle, concept and demonstrator builds
  • Engine design, development, verification and calibration for series production
  • Fuel economy and emissions certification to all latest global regulations
  • Low volume production of niche engine/variants

  • Engine and vehicle fuel economy simulation including hybrid powertrain modelling
  • State of the art engine dynamometer facility with CVS drive cycle simulation and fully equipped for alternative fuels testing (bio-diesel, alcohols, CNG, LPG, H2)
  • Single cylinder and optical engine combustion system development
  • Engine friction analysis using dedicated tear-down facilities
  • Vehicle build and Certified Emission Test capability