I read that article earlier this a.m. I believe it said that Mazda was going to combine that high compression technology with a turbocharger. What could possibly go wrong?
I hope these engines (and head gaskets and bolts) are built “strong like bull” to handle it. Remember when GM made diesels out of gasoline engines?
Otherwise there’s going to be a lot of used cars with their tongues hanging out on the used car lots.
I think they can pull if off, but it really makes me wonder if the ICE is going about as far as it can go, eh?
The article implies that the improved mileage will stave off the EVs for a while. I’ve never wanted an EV because of inadequate batteries, but the battery technology is improving rapidly and these cars are becoming almost practical and more affordable at the same time the ICEs are being stretched to their limits. It won’t be long…
Car technologies are at a crossroads. I believe this is a last gasp before they meet at the intersection and we have a new leader.