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Re: what the heck is SkyActive?

süpertitle: we don't need no stinkin' sparkplugs
Spark-free SkyActiv: Mazda Seems Well Prepared for the Future, Without Electricity’s Help


By Matt Posky on January 16, 2017

...Mazda’s SkyActiv technology is well suited for squeezing out an engine’s true potential, but it doesn’t feel particularly quirky or unique.
That could change with the company’s second generation of SkyActiv engines. Mazda is one of only two automakers planning to introduce a motor with homogenous charge compression ignition (HCCI) sometime next year. If you’re unfamiliar, that’s a direct-injection gasoline-powered motor that uses compression, not spark, to ignite fuel — something typically reserved for diesel powerplants.

Mazda expects the HCCI engine to yield a 30 percent improvement in fuel economy...

...According to the Nikkei Asian Review, the second generation SkyActiv engines should give the Mazda3
{mce in 2018} fuel economy “approaching 30 km per liter.” While only a rough estimate, that equates to over 70 miles to the gallon — enough to put hyper-mile hybrids to shame and meet stringent CAFE standards...

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