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Research and Markets: Diesel Engines: 2015 Trends, Technologies and Future

March 30, 2015
By Business Wire News


Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the “Diesel Engines: Trends, Technologies and Future “ report to their offering.

In the last ten years, diesel engines have made giant steps forward, particularly in Europe. NOx emissions have reduced five-fold and particulate emissions have reduced from 25 mg/km to 4.5 mg/km. In 2015, diesel features twin turbocharging systems, electric superchargers, complex exhaust gas recirculation and ultra-high injection pressure, offering consumers pulling power and astonishing emissions performance while still retaining their excellent fuel economy.

But all this comes at a cost. The key challenge for OEMs and suppliers alike is implementing these new technologies in diesel engines so they retain their performance and economy advantage while remaining compliant with ever tighter regulations, all without adding too much cost to the car. A serious challenge, but one that is being met with optimism: diesel is set to remain a large factor in Europe, and is breaking into new markets in North America and Asia.

The combustion engine has the advantage of decades of development. Such a technology does not simply become obsolete from one day to the next. On the contrary; we will see potential to further improve diesel and gasoline engines. I believe that a 15% efficiency improvement is possible by 2020 – Prof. Rupert Stadler, Chairman of Audi’s Board of Management

Diesel Engines: Trends, Technologies and Future is a comprehensive overview and forecast of technical, commercial and future developments in passenger car diesel engines. The report is an essential guide for managers looking to understand the current and future state and market potential of diesel engine technology and the use of diesel engines in passenger cars.

Key Topics Covered:

Chapter 1 – Market Trends & Drivers

  • Overview
  • Chemistry of diesel and gasoline
  • Divergent process requirements
  • Contribution of non-petroleum fuels
  • Refining process issues
  • Strengths and weaknesses of diesels
  • Environmental demands and global warming
  • Customer attitudes towards diesel
  • Diesel and vehicle types
  • Implications for new worldwide homologation cycle for CO2 emissions.

Chapter 2 – Regional Trends

  • Diesel and CO2 reduction in Europe
  • The case of France: when expertise meets tax exemption
  • Why diesel is growing in Turkey
  • Regional situations in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and RoW

Chapter 3 – Challenges & Trends At OEMs

  • Overview
  • How mass market brands address trends and challenges to fulfil customers’ wishes
  • High tech and high performance diesel are key to Premium brands
  • OEM strategies

Chapter 4 – Technological Trends And Issues

  • How turbochargers changed the air management of diesel engines
  • Regional turbocharging trends
  • Higher pressures for injection systems
  • Why steel replaces aluminium for pistons
  • Managing the airflow with Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR)
  • How new functions and requirements create opportunities for new suppliers
  • After treatment strategies
  • Expanding Stop & Start functions to medium speed
  • Does diesel hybrid offer the best of both worlds?
  • How to solve the emissions challenge in North America.
  • Are variable valve timing and variable valve arrangements relevant for diesel?
  • Why high tech combustion concepts still need to be refined

Chapter 5 – Diesel Systems Suppliers

  • How diesel is a strategic competence for suppliers and what are the technological issues
  • Bosch, the undisputed leader in diesel systems
  • How Continental became the German alternative to Bosch Continental: the German alternative to Bosch
  • Delphi: the global American – European mix
  • Denso: diesel, the Japanese way

Chapter 6 – Forecasts

  • Global forecasts : How the diesel sales will grow by 60 % till 2020
  • Why will diesel demand slightly grow in Europe
  • What prospects for diesel in the United States
  • How costs will still drive Indian diesel growth

Chapter 7 Supplier Profiles

  • Borg Warner
  • Bosch
  • Continental
  • Delphi
  • Denso
  • Fiat
  • General Motors
  • Honda
  • Kolbenschmidt Pierburg
  • Magneti Marelli
  • Mahle
  • Nissan
  • PSA Peugeot Citroen
  • Toyota
  • Valeo
  • Volkswagen

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