28 Jan '17, 9pm

Full-size diesel pickup truck that gets 37 mpg? Achates says yes

Stephen Edelstein Jan 20, 2017 Achates opposed-piston two-stroke diesel engine, as it would be packaged for truck installation Enlarge Photo Could a full-size pickup truck ever get a fuel-economy rating of 37 mpg? California-based Achates Power believes it can, and its novel engine uses a design that dates back to the earliest days of internal combustion to do so. The company announced its two-stroke, opposed-piston diesel engine for pickup trucks in 2014, and revealed a prototype of that engine at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. CHECK OUT: Achates Closer To Production Of Radically Efficient Two-Stroke Truck Diesel (Oct 2014) Called the OP-3, the 2.7-liter turbodiesel engine comes not only with that 37-mpg fuel-economy estimate , but also an estimated 270 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque, according to HybridCars.com . The engine is intended for use in half-ton pickup tr...

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