LONDON – Mitsubishi Motor Corp. led the way with its patented GDI (gasoline direct injection) engine, and now three major German auto makers are heading the European advance into this promising powertrain development. Big gains in fuel economy and emissions reduction are direct gasoline injection's (DGI) main advantages, along with the possibility of downsizing engine displacement; a practice that can chop engine weight and production costs. Although company names for the DGI systems ...

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