Atkinson Cycle Engine
The Atkinson cycle engine is a type of internal combustion engine invented by James Atkinson in 1882. Designed to provide efficiency at the expense of power density, this innovative piece of automotive technology is a primary component of the Toyota hybrid models.
Toyota’s New Atkinson Cycle Engine Is Astonishing – More Horsepower, More MPG, More Fun!!
Atkinson cycle engines employ an additional linkage that will allow the air intake valve to stay open longer, creating a shorter and more complete compression stroke. This ensures that the Atkinson cycle V-6 engine will maximize power and efficiency. As a result, Atkinson cycle engines are roughly 12 to 14 percent more efficient than a standard engine.
In the video below, you can get an in-depth look at Toyota’s new 2GR-FKS V-6 Atkinson cycle engine.
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