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Top 100: Simpler EGR Retains Simpler Turbo

To meet on-road emissions limits, Volvo developed V-Pulse technology to recirculate some exhaust gas into the combustion chamber. The system does not require a variable-geometry turbocharger, but instead captures pressure pulses created by the exhaust valves to push exhaust through the EGR cooler. Volvo's 12-liter, six-cylinder engines also have rate-shaping fuel injectors that reduce peak cylinder temperature and unburned fuel, which makes the engine run cleaner.

December 01, 2002

Volvo engine with V-Pulse technologyTo meet on-road emissions limits, Volvo developed V-Pulse technology to recirculate some exhaust gas into the combustion chamber. The system does not require a variable-geometry turbocharger, but instead captures pressure pulses created by the exhaust valves to push exhaust through the EGR cooler. Volvo's 12-liter, six-cylinder engines also have rate-shaping fuel injectors that reduce peak cylinder temperature and unburned fuel, which makes the engine run cleaner. Surcharge is $3,500 more than the cost of predecessors.

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