Toyota Debuts New Turbo-Four For Auris Hatchback
A new option available to the Toyota Auris today, the automaker debuted the second turbocharged piece of its new engine family.
The 8NR-FTS 1.2-liter turbo-four uses a single-scroll turbo paired with a cylinder head/water-cooler exhaust manifold combo to bring adaptive intake cooling to the motor no matter how hot things are. The setup delivers 114 horses and 136 lb-ft of torque to the front of the small hatchback.
Other features include CVVT on the intake to enable use of the Atkinson cycle, and advanced direct injection with strong tumble flow inside the cylinder chamber for an improved air-fuel mixture.
Though the 1.2-liter is available now on the Auris, the Auris-based Scion iM won’t likely see the engine under its hood as a result of the brand’s single-trim, single-price scheme.
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"...paired with a cylinder head/water-cooler exhaust manifold combo to bring adaptive intake cooling to the motor no matter how hot things are." This is interesting to me. I wonder how scalable this motor is.
"cylinder head/water-cooler exhaust manifold combo to bring adaptive intake cooling to the motor no matter how hot things are" Right. And I'm Puff the Magic Dragon. "cooler" should be "cooled", but even then it makes zero sense. The intercooler is on the other side of the block from the exhaust as can be seen. One requirement for the technical writer is to have some basic idea of physics. This is absent here as on so many occasions in the past.