Japan Patent Office received Honda drawings. The company is ready to surprise the public with the help of different size engine with pistons that allow a wide range to change the working volume.
In the arsenal of minders — pistons of different heights. Depending on the size of the piston stroke can be adjusted its bottom it before top dead center (displacement volume of each of the cylinders will also be different).
Accordingly, the total working volume of the engine will be determined by the number of working cylinders. Thus, it is possible to adjust the power and performance of the car.
An example is a 4-cylinder engine with a different stroke of the pistons, the working volume can be a combination of fifteen combinations.
The company Honda zapantetovali his find for 2-, 3-, 4-cylinder in-line engines and V6. It is reported that in the 4-cylinder engine with a different stroke may be up to 15 working volume combinations.
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