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Ricardo, JAC to develop new turbo-diesel engine

ABR Staff Writer Published 27 October 2011

Ricardo and Anhui Jianghuai Automobile (JAC) have signed a contract to jointly develop a new 2.0 litre turbocharged and intercooled diesel engine.

As per the contract, Ricardo engineers based both at Shanghai as well as at UK technical centres, will work with their counterparts at JAC to develop the new 2.0 litre turbo-diesel engine.

The new turbo-diesel engine is aimed at meeting the requirements of Euro 5 emissions regulations, reflecting the importance of emissions compliance in Chinese and international markets.

The new engine will be developed in three distinct phases of concept and definitive design and analysis, and performance and emissions development.

Ricardo UK managing director Martin Fausset said the award to the company of this contract to assist JAC with the development of a new diesel engine marks a further development of the extremely positive relationship between our two companies.

"The Chinese market is important to the future growth of Ricardo as we seek to assist the country's vehicle makers develop globally competitive products capable of achieving the very latest emissions regulations while also satisfying the increasing demands of end users. We look forward to working with JAC on this exciting new engine programme," Fausset said.

JAC head of powertrain academy Jin Suhua said the company's new generation of 2.0L CTI diesel engine features low emissions and high efficiency.

"It is designed in accordance with the world wide theme of energy saving, environmentally friendly low carbon emissions product," Suhua said.

"The cooperation between JAC and Ricardo is very important. It will improve the light commercial vehicle powertrain quality, establish the light commercial vehicle powertrain platform with our own IPR and maintain the leading position of JAC light commercial vehicle in competitions."