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Continental starts production of high-performance injector to boost gasoline engine efficiency

International automotive supplier Continental has commenced production of the XL3 solenoid injector in a new turbocharged 1.5-liter GDI engine.
The component has been developed in response to the increasing number of gasoline direct-injection engines entering the market that aim to comply with future emissions standards such as Euro 6b and Euro 6c.
“The debut of the XL3 injector in a compact 4-cylinder gasoline engine is further
proof of the potential of our injection technology,” said Wolfgang Breuer, head of the engine systems business unit in Continental’s powertrain division. “Building on the level we’ve already reached, we are continuing to work on the XL3 injector with an eye to meeting the stringent requirements of Euro 6c.”
The refinements will focus among other things on designing the actuation system for fast injector opening and closing, which is key to ensuring ultra accurate metering performance, particularly in the small quantity range. “Precision metering, combined with multiple injection capability, helps to reduce the particulate emissions of GDI engines and can cut the costs of aftertreatment technology,” added Breuer.
According to Gunnar Lowack, head of the injector product line in the powertrain division’s engine systems business unit, the XL3 precisely matches the injector characteristics to the engine for maximum fuel efficiency. “The Controlled Solenoid Injection (COSI) function continuously monitors the closing rate of the injector needle. On the basis of this information, an integrated correction function then ensures compliance with the nominal injection values throughout the lifetime of the injector.”

7 August 2013


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