One expert explained me this concept quite interstingly - 1.3L is say 5 horses (before turbo), and then we tweak it (VGT, turbo, etc) so that it starts behaving like 7 horses (but in reality it's only 5 horses). On the other hand a 1.5L is born and breed 7 horses. 1.9L may be 9 horses and so on.
Is there any regulation (or tax rebate, etc) when companies put in smaller capacity engines?
And to that fact, I'm scared of all these huge (heavy) cars - Punto, Linea, Manza, Dzire all running on that poor little 1.3L engine. It's too much to ask of it.
Last edited by Squid; 24th Aug 2011 at 13:27.
That is all crap. TC basically improves the volumetric efficiency of an engine. 1.3L is suppose to produce 8 horse in ideal situation .But it can't because of losses .Hence the TC helps in achieving better efficiency from the engine that is expected out of it theoretically.One expert explained me this concept quite interstingly - 1.3L is say 5 horses (before turbo), and then we tweak it (VGT, turbo, etc) so that it starts behaving like 7 horses (but in reality it's only 5 horses). On the other hand a 1.5L is born and breed 7 horses. 1.9L may be 9 horses and so on.
A 1.9L NA producing 9 horses is born inefficient as it cannot achieve what is expected of it theoretically.
But I agree with you on the point that smaller engines are effecient and when power is required, the turbo helps. But bigger engines can also be effecient when they are run at proper RPMs. Also, as technology has helped smaller engines produce more power and become more effecient, it also has helped the bigger engines become effecient.
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