Google has announced a new 2-stroke engine for its new cars, a two-stroke design that will be a step ahead of rivals such as Mercedes-Benz.
The engine will make its public debut in the company’s next-generation, turbocharged, petrol engine, which will be on sale from the end of this year.
The new engine is based on the same technology as Mercedes’ V6 turbo and is based around a turbocharger that generates a high-pressure fuel mixture that delivers a huge amount of torque.
It is a much bigger and more powerful version of the 2-cylinder diesel that will soon be introduced in the European market, and it will also feature a range of fuel and electrical changes.
It will be powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine with four valves per cylinder, but the new engine will be able to deliver up to 2.6 litres of boost.
The petrol engine is being developed by a separate company, the Audi-Nissan Alliance.
The 2-strokes engine is currently being tested in two cars, the Nissan GT-R and the Porsche Cayenne.
A test of the new 2stroke engine in a Ford GT will take place in 2019.
“It is the perfect solution to the problems of the global car market, including fuel efficiency, fuel economy, and emissions,” said Stefan-Josef Schmidt, head of engineering for the Volkswagen Group, in a statement.
The new 2strokes engines will be the next evolution in the 2.5-litres, turbo-diesel technology, and will be used in the future by BMW, Honda, Ford, Mitsubishi and Nissan.
The two-stroke engine is also being developed in collaboration with Toyota, which has announced it will begin producing the turbocharged engines in 2019 and 2020.
The 2-series turbo diesel is the latest in a series of turbocharged diesel engines to enter the market, which are a key part of Volkswagen Group’s push to cut emissions.