British researchers are testing a prototype gasoline engine, which achieves greater efficiency than a diesel engine due to an external combustion chamber integrated into the cylinder head. Patented by Coventry University professor Dan Merritt in 2005, with backing from a small engineering company and the British government, a small team of consultants and developers now need a major injector supplier to help the concept reach the next level of development. A 1-cyl. version of Merritt’s ...

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