Compact, modular high-performance 4-cylinder engine, hybrid-ready with world-class fuel efficiency

Our award-winning 4-cylinder architecture delivers high performance in a compact engine, with excellent fuel economy and lower environmental impact. The modular design means that high, medium, and low power options can be exchanged with minimal installation modification. Modular-based charging systems and bespoke engine software offer a range of power levels and engine performance attributes. Advanced combustion technologies deliver excellent fuel efficiency and emissions control with world class lambda 1 performance.

Key features:

  • A high turbocharger position delivers cost-effective, short low pressure exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) for best possible fuel economy and early activation after cold starts
  • Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) system delivers excellent take-off performance, improved fuel consumption and start-stop experience.
  • 450 bar fuel injection system (FIS) helps to reduce particle emissions
  • Increased block, bedplate and sump stiffness minimise noise and vibration
  • Die-cast cylinder block and bedplate are made from sustainable recycled aluminium alloy

Specifications

Fuel:Petrol
Hybridization:MHEV 48 V (HP, MP, LP), PHEV 400 V (HP+)
Cylinders:4
Rated power:246 kW @ 5800-6000 RPM (HP+) 220 kW @ 5400-5700 RPM (HP) 184 kW @ 5400-5700 RPM (MP) 145 kW @ 4750-5250 RPM (LP)
Max torque:430 Nm @ 4500 RPM (HP+) 420 Nm @ 2100-4800 RPM (HP) 350 Nm @ 1800-4800 RPM (MP) 300 Nm @ 1500-4500 RPM (LP)
Emission standard:Brazil L7, China 6b, Euro 6b, Japan SULEV, TZEV (HP+) China 6b, Euro 6d, SULEV 30 (HP) China 6b, Euro 6d, ULEV70 (MP) China 6b, Euro 6d (LP)
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Variants

High Power+ (HP+) Lightweight modular engine designed for plug-in hybrid applications, with advanced boosting for exceptional power and performance. Low-friction crank system and direct injection maximise combustion efficiency and fuel economy.

High Power (HP) Combination of powerful 48V e-charger, turbo, and low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation deliver wide lambda 1 region and excellent response. E-charger helps reduce noise, cost and weight.

Mid Power (MP) A refined combustion and perfectly matched turbo enable sporty yet fuel-efficient performance. Integrated exhaust manifold reduces engine weight and size for added adaptability.

Low Power (LP) Miller combustion with latest variable nozzle turbocharger (VNT) technology creates best-in-class fuel economy, lambda 1 efficiency and optimised low emissions in all driving conditions.

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430
Max torque, Nm (HP+)
246
Rated power, kW (HP+)
6
d Euro emission standard

Other powertrain solutions

VED4

A high performance, clean and efficient 4-cylinder diesel that’s hybrid-ready and suitable for biofuels.

Fuel: Diesel, HVO 100Hybridization: MHEV 48 V Cylinders: 4
GEP3

Lightweight, modular 1.5L engine that’s hybrid-ready with excellent low-end torque and drivability.

Fuel: Petrol (can include 25% ethanol or 15% methanol)Hybridization: ICE-only 12v, MHEV 48v, PHEV 400v, FHEV 400vCylinders: 3