The results of the feasibility study completed by Cummins Engine Company to identify an advanced automotive diesel (AAD) engine for passenger car applications are outlined. The study resulted in the definition of an adiabatic diesel engine with several novel features. The predicted fuel economy of a 3000-pound AAD powered car is 78.8 MPG on a combined metro-highway route. This compares with a current production diesel powered car yielding 37.7 MPG. All other critical features of the AAD, such as emissions, noise, driveability, cost, durrability, etc. are comparable to current products on the market. The problem areas such as NOx emissions, initial cost, etc. appear to be amenable to solution. Four long lead time technology areas needing experimental verification are discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From the Automotive Technology Development Contractor Coordination Meeting, Dearborn, Michigan, 13 November 1983.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Cummins Engine Co., Inc.

    Columbus, IN  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Sekar, R
    • Kamo, R
  • Publication Date: 1984-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 135-140

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00451569
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-831142
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2004 9:51PM