FUEL CONSUMPTION IN EUROPEAN PASSENGER CARS POWERED BY GASOLINE, DIESEL, AND DIRECT INJECTION STRATIFIED CHARGE ENGINES

A comparison has been made between the fuel consumption of a typical european passenger vehicle powered by gasoline, diesel and Stratified Charge Engines having performance characteristics allowing equal vehicle acceleration. The study shows that on the average the gasoline and diesel fuel consumption are similar, while with the S.C.E. a benefit of from 7-20% were observed. Compliance with the european regulations is the main exhaust emission constraint within the study that has been conducted. But, when available, exhaust emissions data for the U.S.E.P.A. "FTP" cycle have also been quoted. /HSRI/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was presented at the Automobile Engineering Meeting of the Society of Automotive Engineers, October 18-22, 1976, Dearborn, Michigan.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

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    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Ciccarone, A
    • Antonini, C
    • Virgilio, U
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00148980
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #760796
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1977 12:00AM