The 2011 International Engine of the year award for the Fiat 500 TwinAir turned out to be a milestone for Mitsubishi Turbocharger and Engine Europe B.V. Today the TwinAir is one of the many modern cars that offer more power while producing lower emission.
The turbocharger – a compelling response to harsh economic times and environmental standards
Most people associate turbo engines with high horsepower sports cars. However, the engines of most trucks, buses, construction machinery, generators and ships are also powered by turbochargers. The future development of car engines depends heavily on turbochargers. Turbochargers are essentially supercharging systems that efficiently burn fuel in a piston chamber by pumping large amounts of compressed air to the engine. As such, they are now attracting keen attention as formidable responses to current economic and environmental issues because of the increased engine power, improved fuel consumption and reduced emissions that they are capable of delivering in downsized engines.