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Gasoline Spark Ignition Engines: Trends and Emerging Technologies – The World’s Largest Suppliers are Reacting – Research and Markets

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Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Gasoline Spark Ignition Engines: Trends and Emerging Technologies – 2015 Edition” report to their offering.

The brand new report Gasoline spark ignition engines: trends and emerging technologies, a comprehensive update of our bestselling 2014 report, provides an exhaustive look at the changed technological and business strategies of global OEMs and suppliers.

Conventional petrol and diesel engines will dominate the market for at least the next decade. – Andrew Fraser, Ford

The new report is a guide to innovation under the hood, including the latest improvements in boost, displacement on demand, GDI, valve event modulation and valve timing. The report also explores the innovations made possible through new engine architectures.

Crucially, the report offers an early look how at how innovations are being adopted, how individual OEMs are growing their future engine technologies, what technologies they’re looking at, and what the key suppliers into the area are doing.

Unsurprisingly, Volkswagen’s diesel test-rigging episode has reverberated through OEM powertrain engineering centers around the world. At some OEMs it is leading to a rethink of strategies, even a fresh look to electrification as a broad approach. But a consensus of OEM engineers say doubts about diesel add impetus to a trend already hit upon – a shift over the past 18 months toward maximizing the efficiency of the traditional internal combustion engine.

Thus the real technological winner out of the VW crisis is assumed to be the gasoline spark ignition engine. The National Academy of Sciences in the United States recently declared: A challenge in meeting the CAFE/GHG standards in 2020-2025 lies in what further improvements can be gained from the internal combustion engine. Failing that, vehicle manufacturers may encounter significant barriers in marketing new, consumer-facing technologies.

Engine families such as Ford’s EcoBoost and Mazda’s SkyActiv have been technological and marketing successes, encouraging other carmakers to better exploit existing technologies.

The world’s largest suppliers are reacting. For example, Denso plans to develop technologies that will boost the thermal efficiency rates of internal combustion engines to 50 percent.

Key Topics Covered:

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: 21st-century concerns and the basic gasoline SI engine

Chapter 3: Gasoline SI engines basics

Chapter 4: Standards and regulatory mechanisms governing types of emissions and fuel economy

Chapter 5: Improving engine efficiency and performance

Chapter 6: Engine technology advances

Chapter 7: Alternative engine architectures

Chapter 8: Trends and predictions – decisions in an age of uncertainty

Chapter 9: Major OEM engine strategies

Chapter 10: Gasoline SI engine component suppliers profiles

Companies Mentioned


– Benteler Automotive

– BorgWarner

– Bosch

– Continental AG

– Daimler/Mercedes Benz

– Delphi

– Denso International

– Eaton


– Federal Mogul

– Ford

– General Motors

– HEDGE and SwRI

– Honda

– Honeywell

– Hyundai/Kia

– Kolbenschmidt Pierburg AG

– Linamar

– Mahle

– Mazda

– Mitsubishi Electric Corp


– Nemak

– Nissan

– Schaffler AG

– Toyota

– Valeo

– Volkswagen Group

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