Three Things to Know About Infiniti's VC-T Technology
July 05 2018, Infiniti of Windsor
All manufacturers in the industry are looking to differentiate themselves in terms of technology. By being innovative in terms of safety, connectivity, or efficiency, it is possible for a manufacturer to impress consumers and thus take some market share away from the competition. That said, it is not easy to find the right technology to differentiate one’s products from the others. Proof can be found in Infiniti's VC-T technology, which took more than 20 years to develop.
Although it took a while for the engine, also known as Variable Compression Turbo, to emerge, the wait was worth it. Available in the all-new 2019 Infiniti QX50, the VC-T turbo engine is nothing short of a revolution in the automotive industry. Here are three things to know about this unique engine.
It's the Only Engine in the World That Can Vary its Compression Ratio
The VC-T engine is indeed the only engine in the world that can vary its compression ratio. By adjusting the stroke length of the cylinder, it is possible to change the compression ratio from 8:1 to 14:1.
This is important because the compression ratio has a direct impact on performance as well as fuel economy. With a lower compression ratio, better performance is achieved while fuel economy is improved. When a motor is able to do both, we get the best of both worlds.
Impressive Performance with Low Consumption
In the case of the 2019 Infiniti QX50, the end result is an engine that develops 268 horsepower and delivers very high performance with an average fuel consumption of only 10.0 litres per 100 kilometres in the city and 7.8 litres per 100 kilometres on the highway. That’s pretty impressive.
There Is No Other Similar Engine on the Market
With its Infiniti QX50 and VC-T engine, Infiniti truly offers a unique product to consumers. It will meet the needs of every consumer in terms of performance as well as efficiency. The handling of the 2019 QX50 is equally balanced, offering both dynamic accelerations and agile driving combined with impressive comfort.
To learn more about the new 2019 Infiniti QX50, contact us today at Infiniti of Windsor.