This is the straight news release about these important new engines:-
PSA Peugeot Citroën and Ford Motor Company Unveil New Common Rail Diesel Engines Developed in Second Phase of Cooperation
PSA Peugeot Citroën and the Ford Motor Company are introducing two new common rail direct injection diesel engines in the second phase of their cooperative venture.
The engines, a new 1.6 litre and 2.0 litre, are scheduled to gradually equip both partners’ model line ups from the second half of 2003. These engines represent another step towards meeting customer demand in four priority areas: fuel economy, clean combustion, low running noise and outstanding performance.
The engines required an aggregate investment of nearly 1 billion. Production capacity will ultimately exceed 1,600,000 engines a year, providing most of the diesel powerplants in the core model lines of each partner.
The 1.6 Litre Engine
Known as the HDi 1.6 litre in PSA Peugeot Citroën’s cars and the Duratorq TDCi 1.6 litre in Ford models, the engines will be available in 110 bhp (80 kW) and 90 bhp (66 kW) versions. They will equip more than 37 different vehicle versions of both partners.
The 1.6 litre HDi/TDCi engine features “all-aluminium” construction, which has kept its weight at a very low 120 kilograms, thereby facilitating its use in small cars. Its combustion system benefits from leading-edge technologies, including a Bosch second-generation common rail injection system with maximum pressures of 1,600 bar. The system also uses the multiple injection technique enabling up to six injections per engine cycle.
These new advances in common rail technology reduce fuel consumption and enhance drivability, noise and vibration performance, while further decreasing emissions.
Certain versions of the 1.6 litre HDi/TDCi, equipped with the FAP particulate filter system, will offer extremely low emissions in early 2004, thus anticipating the Euro IV regulations applicable in January 2005.
Investments made between 2001 and 2003 to produce 1.6 litre and 1.4 litre, 16-valve engines will amount to more than 800 million.
The Second-Generation 2.0 Litre Engine
PSA Peugeot Citroën and Ford are also introducing a second-generation 2.0 litre engine known respectively as the HDi 2.0 litre and the Duratorq TDCi 2.0 litre.
The new powerplant represents the latest development in the 2.0-litre HDi family, which has equipped PSA Peugeot Citroën’s mid- and upper-range cars since 1998. It benefits from the feedback gained from a family of highly successful engines used in more than three million Peugeot and Citroën cars.
The project team wanted to design a high-quality engine, in particular with significantly enhanced drivability compared with the previous generation, which had already set the market standard. These goals were met without increasing fuel consumption, which remains very low.
In terms of environmental protection, the new engine will be available at launch with a
Euro IV compliant version with the FAP particulate filter.
The engine’s new-generation common rail direct injection system is supplied by Siemens. It manages up to six different injections and delivers an injection pressure of 1,600 bar.
As a result, the new 2.0 litre HDi/Duratorq TDCi engine will give users a drivability that will immediately establish it as a market benchmark. At 136 bhp (100 kW), it offers 25% more power than its predecessor, while fuel consumption remains stable at a very low level. However, the designers focused more on torque than on power, providing a 36% increase to enhance drivability and flexibility.
The engines will be manufactured at PSA Peugeot Citroën’s Trémery plant in the Lorraine region of eastern France. 159 million was spent to adapt the plant’s existing production line to handle the new engines, while improving workstation ergonomics.