About one year ago, we introduced to you the MCE 5
engine types. According to the company, these are really small displacement engines that are able to produce gulps of power. According to the press release found at the Geneva Motor Show
site, the MCE 5 engine now has a new name: VCRi. The version that will be on display at the show will be fitted to a standard Peugeot 407
sedan. On this vehicle, and by means of direct injection (GDI), variable compression rate (the engine's main technology) and other improvements in pistons, combustion chambers and cylinder head, the engine is able to produce 220 hp from just 1.5 liters of displacement. Also interesting is that this engine produces about 158 g/km of CO2
, for a fuel consumption rate of 6.7 l/100 km (35 mpg). The company announces that next year will see the introduction of an improved version capable of 270hp with CO2
emissions under the 140 g/km level. Thanks to Dominique for the tip!