A load off your engine

Pierce, Julia
June 2005
Engineer (00137758);6/27/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 7678, p14
Reports that a lightweight magnesium-based diesel engine that its developers claim could significantly improve vehicle efficiency has completed 65,000 kilometers of trouble-free operation. Three-cylinder diesel engine; Weight reduction designed to ensure a decrease in carbon dioxide emissions; Diesel engine tested in a Volkswagen Lupo.


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