Detroit Auto Show 2018 Live stream. Achates, Aramco Launch 37-MPG Pickup Engine. This year’s Detroit Auto Show (more officially the North American International Auto Show) is every gearhead’s dream.
The developers of a gasoline-engine pickup on display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit hope to enter the national conversation on fuel efficiency and emissions reductions.Achates Power, a California-based engine developer, and Aramco Services, the transportation-focused U.S. arm of Saudi Arabian Oil Co., or Aramco, will be jointly testing the truck, a Ford F-150 outfitted with the Achates engine.
The goal is to demonstrate that the truck’s unique 2.7-liter, opposed piston, compression-ignition gasoline engine indeed delivers the 37-mpg fuel efficiency, 270 horsepower, 429 pound-feet of torque and 50 percent emissions reduction that Achates claims for it.Those numbers, if substantiated in real-world testing, would make the Achates engine a revolutionary powerplant for full-size and light-duty pickups, which today average around 21 mpg.
This year’s Detroit Auto Show (more officially the North American International Auto Show) is every gearhead’s dream.Ford has finally brought the Ranger pickup back to America, and is celebrating by releasing the 50th anniversary edition of the Mustang Bullitt. Chevy’s latest Silverado pickup has arrived, and it is a lovely work-ready beast indeed.These are some our favourites from day one of the Detroit Auto Show.