Monday, December 10, 2012

Petronas engines to power Proton cars?

Interestingly to found this news from Thestar Online, the full article as below,

Published: Tuesday December 11, 2012 MYT 12:40:00 PM

KUALA LUMPUR: Proton Holdings Bhd has acquired all engine technologies and knowledge developed by Petronas since 1997 through its technology commercialisation arm, Petronas Technology Ventures Sdn Bhd, for RM63mil.
Proton Chairman Datuk Seri Khamil Jamil said the national car maker will have immediate ownership of a more powerful yet fuel efficient family of naturally aspirated and turbocharged 2.0L engines, as well as a 2.2L turbocharged version to complement its existing Campro engine line-up.
"Proton and Petronas initiated the engine technology exploration in 1996.So, it is time now to take over from Petronas, since the company decided in 2010, to exit completely from all engine development activities.
"Proton Holdings, through Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Sdn Bhd, is taking over seven engine technologies with 117 technology patents from Petronas," he told reporters after the Assets and Technologies Acquisition Agreement signing, here today.
The exchange of documents was witnessed by the advisor to Petronas and Proton, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. - Bernama

Actually the news on Petronas design engine can be trace way back to the year 2005, which you may found some info in Paultan blog as in this link

For this Petronas E01e engine specification is shown below,

enjin Petronas E01 :
Valve mechanism: Continuous Control VVT (Variable Valve Timing)
Camshaft: Double OverHead Camshaft (DOHC)
Displacement: 2 litres
Induction: Natural Aspirated
Cylinders: 4, In-line
Valves per cylinder: 4
Block: Aluminum
Weight: 108.9kg
Max Horsepower: 204.3 PS @ 7300rpm
Max Torque: 203Nm @ 5300rpm
Power Output per litre: 100 PS/litre
Volumetric Efficiency: 107.8%
Emission Standards: EURO 2

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