For consumers, turbocharged engines represent a compelling option that requires no compromise on performance and fuel efficiency while retaining the fun of driving.
With the help of turbocharging and complementary technologies, gasoline, diesel and compressed natural gas engines are as energy-efficient as any technology available today. Drivers can look forward to light vehicles achieving exceptional mileage to the point where 70mpg (3.4L/100km) will soon become a routine experience in Europe and over 50mpg (4.7L/100km) will be a reality in the next 10 years in the US.
Today, Honeywell turbo technology is boosting millions of diesel, gasoline and hybrid light vehicles on every continent, led by the world-renowned VNT™, which remains the most successful automotive turbo system ever devised.
For diesel engines, Honeywell is redefining the small engine performance by boosting the world’s most fuel-efficient five-seater – the VNT turbo helped a 1.2L diesel engine deliver an industry-leading 87g/km CO2 emissions, beating the 2015 target of 120g/km by a big margin. In the premium segment, Honeywell’s unique ball bearing VNT turbo technology and TwoStage systems are helping V6 engines behave like V8s, while the award winning VNT DualBoost™ featuring back-to-back compressors is helping set new standards in power, torque and fuel efficiency in the light-duty diesel segment.
For gasoline engines, Honeywell’s high temperature expertise is confirmed through a turbo portfolio designed to meet the needs of a new generation of powertrains that are smaller and more efficient but still highly responsive. Going forward, innovative aerodynamics will raise the bar still further, augmented by advances in high-performance bearing systems, materials, actuation technologies and turbine housing design.
For compressed natural gas and hybrid engines, Honeywell has demonstrated its unique expertise and advanced engineering by creating specific solutions for alternative powertrains.