"Car Tech 101: What is Skyactiv technology?"
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Car Tech 101: What is Skyactiv technology?
So what -- sky active technology.
Basically it compresses the air fuel mixture to a much higher degree than you normally see in a production gas engine car.
Up to fourteen to one ratio which gas engines don't normally approach that's actually working on -- levels of compression.
What's the big deal when you get a lot more out of that -- and when you do that actually make better use the fuel to get more power.
On the other hand is against downside high compression engines wanna -- decade or spark knock in other words -- -- before the spark plug even those off.
That causes all kinds of problems -- power durability and efficiency of Julius so what you do.
First of all they've created a very interesting exhaust architects.
Where these long exhaust blunders -- the hot -- away.
And blend -- -- there on the engine.
That's good because once -- -- firing up hot gas doesn't perfectly into an adjacent cylinder which a lot of other designs we'll get.
Secondly they're using a -- and it's not enhancing our video what heavy and they're all about -- -- -- -- built in the head.
And a hemisphere will instantly -- up there that don't really compress everything.
They're doing that but they also have a little well aren't that in the top with a bit of which allows the victims' names of the -- they -- before it takes over the whole still.
And I -- using direct injection was a lot of carmakers feeling but that has a lot of benefit here it gives you very precisely meters of gas -- it there until it really needs to be.
If you blow up early and because it's injected like the facility -- the gasoline is --
Because it didn't have to run down a hot and take water and hot intake port on its way to the cylinder that also help prevent that --
-- mark wants that to happen.
Bottom line must tickling them.
15% improvement in both fuel efficiency and -- using sky active.
But remember the typical gas engine only -- about 30% efficiency from a gallon of fuel wasting the remainder has dissipated heat.
So 15% better than that isn't exactly game changing but it helps.
Also the sky active -- that are sold in west we'll have their compression ratio dropped to a still lofty thirteen to one.
The concession being made so we can beat them regular gas.
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