The solution to save you fuel with your three-cylinder is… that sound more fat

as you hear it. Today many cars are already equipped with engines of small displacement, dams downsizing and turbocharging. Even the compact premium point to the three cylinders. Ford believes that many homeowners are not taking full advantage of the benefits of an engine of small displacement, and continue to change to ear, ignoring the recommendations of gear change. Your proposal to extract the maximum efficiency that the engine provides is… that the engine sounds more “fat”.

Ford has found that many drivers continue to shift by ear, and not get the efficiency for which their engines are designed.

engines tricilíndricos not to sound like the tetracilíndricos. Its internal architecture is balanced in a different way, and if we add to this the turbocharging, the result is a propeller which sound to many drivers confused. Are engines that just start to sound up past the 2,500 rpm, although the recommendation to change gear to “jump” to 1,000 rpm before. The solution that Ford proposes, is transmitted by the loudspeakers in the passenger compartment a sound more serious, more strong, to encourage us to change before.

averias-cambio-manual-5Fool our ear using a sound more similar to the four cylinders to which we are accustomed, in the final analysis. This sound can increase the number of cylinders that we perceive as an artificial – intertwining sounds between each burst – even reaching double it or triple it. Do you want your Ford Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost sounds like V6? Said and done. The goal is to leverage the strength of the small turbocharger, which already from the 1200 rpm it pushes with force on these engines.

To the drivers, this will allow you to save fuel, especially in cycles in urban areas. For Ford, it will make the consumption perceived to be closest to the average consumption approved – as we know, obtained in laboratory conditions. Is a technology that is only to be applied to the car manual gearbox – it is specially designed for the european market, not the american – as in the machines don’t decide for ourselves the points of gear change. What will be the future of this technology?

Source: Autoblog