Hallelujah! The FreeValve Koenigsegg engine reaches production and thus will change everything
One of the most revolutionary ideas of Christian von Koenigsegg, CEO of Koenigsegg, is walking his last major step towards mass production. We talk about the concept of without engine camshaft come true through the company FreeValve and carrying a step further this design thrusters seen in competition and the Fiat MultiAir engines. Qoros Chinese manufacturer who will bring the technology to market FreeValve and promise an unprecedented revolution.
In just a few days Qoros presented at the Guangzhou Motor Show the first Qamfree engine (Name of the FreeValve technology in qoros models). This official presentation last step involves large Chinese manufacturer to bring to market the engine without camshaft so many times we have spoken. Based on the original design by Christian Von Koenigsegg devised, qoros intended leads a revolution in the internal combustion engines it could only be compared at this time to also innovative variable compression engine Infiniti VC-T.
Qoros Qamfree developed the motor on the basis of a block of 4-cylinder 1.6 liter engine. This turbocharged gasoline engine has been developed to adapt its operation to the Qamfree technology where conventional cylinder head is replaced by a train of hydraulic-pneumatic actuators that are responsible for controlling each of the valves 16 independently. All FreeValve control system is performed by an electronic controller, modifying in real time the activation times of each valve, the height and timing of opening-closing of each. By eliminating the dependence of crankshaft rotation, the possibilities are almost endless because you can control the combustion throughout the process.
The 1.6 Turbo Qmafree of qoros be the first engine of this type be mass. We speak of an engine relative to its predecessor get a improved power of 47% to reach 230 hp and improved peak torque of 45% to reach 320 Nm. At the same time, this engine also manages to reduce consumption by 15%.