NEW YORK – DaimlerChrysler AG’s second generation of direct-injection gasoline (DGI) engines will be in production within two years, the company’s research and development chief tells Ward’s during a recent interview here. The auto maker’s current-generation DGI technology is employed in a supercharged Mercedes-Benz 4-cyl. available only in Germany. The 170-hp 2L CGI (charged gasoline engine) power plant has been greeted by poor consumer acceptance, with sales measured in the hundreds, ...

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