BYD Introduces Turbo-Charged Engine
BYD designed this highly-efficient, break-through 1.5L Engine and has paired it with a six -speed Tiptronic dual clutch transmission - coining the combo, the BYD Ti+DCT.
BYD has led the Chinese industry with innovations in new energy technologies with its environmentally-friendly, rechargeable-energy, and ET power systems for electric vehicles and in December 2008 launched mass-production of the dual-mode electric and hybrid-electric tandem engines in the F3DM.
With the release of this Ti+DCT engine, BYD shows that they are still committed to improving thief full line of gasoline-only engine designs, staying at the forefront of internal-combustion engine technology.
Ti+DCT is short for turbo-fuel-stratified, injection engine with dual-clutch transmission. This system is capable of producing not only, higher power, but smoother performance with superior fuel-efficiency.
BYDâ€™s Ti - turbo-charged, fuel-stratified, all-aluminum-alloy, injection engine improved maximum power with minimized fuel consumption and can match or beat the top foreign turbo technologies in performance specifications.
The BYD 1.5 Ti engine produces 1.43 times more power than the same displacement engine and is equivalent to a 2.4 L gasoline engine. It provides a maximum torque output of 240Nm / 1750-3500 RPM. Currently, only one other foreign brand is offering a turbo-charged engine that is comparable in the Chinese markets.
BYD is the first domestic Chinese company to develop this technology in-house, solidifying its competitive edge in the automotive industry. The BYD DCT technology - an advanced six-Speed Tiptronic dual-clutch design, is a perfect combination of manual transmission and conventional automatic transmission with shorter gear shifting, faster acceleration and response times, and has selective driving modes.
In the sports mode, the DCT electronic programming controls shifting, allowing drivers to enjoy a sports-car-like driving experience. This turbo-charged, fuel-stratified injection engine and dual-clutch transmission (Ti-DCT) will be commercially available later in 2011.
Stella Li, senior vice president of BYD, said: â€œBYD has been working on the Ti+DCT technology for over two years and owns the intellectual property supporting this technology. The Ti+DCT is a standard option on the BYD G6 1.5Ti sedan and is available as an option for other BYD 3 series models.â€
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