PARIS – MCE-5 Development SA of France is touting its new variable-compression-ratio internal-combustion engine as a means for auto makers to significantly downsize their powertrain lineups and improve vehicle efficiency. “The auto makers (we have contacted) have lists of criteria where we cannot have problems (with this engine). We meet them all now,” says Vianney Rabhi, manager-strategy and development for MCE-5 and inventor of the technology. A twin-turbocharged 1.5L 4-cyl. with VCR ...

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