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Great Wall Motor’s HYCET celebrates birth of 10 millionth engine

Monika From Gasgoo| June 18 , 2021 13:56 BJT

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- HYCET Technology Co.,Ltd. (HYCET), an automotive component manufacturer and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Great Wall Motor (GWM), saw its 10 millionth engine roll off the production line on June 17, becoming the first Chinese automotive engine maker that achieved the milestone.

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The significant product is a 1.5-liter turbocharged GDI (gasoline direct injection) engine code-named 4B15C. It can churn out up to 135kW and 275N·m of peak torque, and features a minimum fuel consumption rated at 218.2 g/kWh, according to GWM. It adopts a host of cutting-edge technologies such as continuously variable valve lift, variable-geometry turbocharger, thermal management module, and exhaust manifold integrated into cylinder head.

Li Jian, the director of HYCET’s research institute said HYCET will continue the iterations and upgrades for its products to cover the mainstream emission range from 1.5L to 3.0L, and embraces the naturally aspirated and the turbocharged, the conventional and hybrid powertrains, as well as the high and the low power outputs.

Based on diversified car usage scenarios, HYCET is developing engines compatible with multiple kinds of powertrain architectures. Over the next three years, the company will roll out 23 engine models powered by gasoline, diesel, synthetic fuel and hydrogen, and riding on the platforms of EG, EB, EC, EN, EZ, and ED6.

It is worth noting that HYCET will launch its first HEV (hybrid electric vehicle)-dedicated engine with a thermal efficiency of 45% plus in 2023. Adopting HYCET's second-generation hybrid combustion engine, this engine can pump out 110kW and 240 N·m of torque.

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