BMW AG already is looking beyond its innovative Valvetronic concept, where the inlet valve is used as the engine throttle, thus eliminating the usual throttle butterfly and the associated energy-sapping pumping losses (see WEVTU — Jan. 1, '01; March 1, '01). As a future alternative, the German company, like other automakers, is developing a system of electromechanical valve actuation (EVA) using a solenoid actuator for each valve instead of the usual mechanical camshafts and valvetrains. ...
Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)
"Printer-friendly" is part of the paid WardsAuto Premium content. You must log in with Premium credentials in order to access this article. Premium paid subscribers also gain access to:
All of WardsAuto's reliable, in-depth industry reporting and analysis
Hundreds of downloadable data tables including:
• Global sales and production data by country
• U.S. model-line inventory data
• Engine and equipment installation rates
• WardsAuto's North America Plant by Platform forecast
• Product Cycle chart
• Interrelationships among major OEMs
•Medium- andheavy-duty truck volumes
•Historical data and much more!
For WardsAuto.com pricing and subscription information please contact
LisaWilliamson by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: (248) 799-2642
Current subscribers, please login or CLICK for support information.