The first Iran-made turbo-charged engine is mass-produced.
The TC7 engine, with a 1.7-liter capacity, has already successfully passed
various tests in terms of performance and maintenance standards. The new
supercharged engine will also run on compressed natural gas but in the earlier
stages, the only model would be a standard gasoline unit.
Fuel consumption trialed in an IKCO Soren stands at 7.3 L/100 km. It releases
torque of 215 N/M and 150 HP.
The engine reportedly meets Euro-4 emission standards as well as European On
Board Diagnostics. Its standards can be upgraded to Euro-5 after modifications.
TC7 is of national EF class engine co-designed by Iran Khodro Power Train
(IPCO) and Germany’s FEV as a joint project prior to the imposition of
EF engines have been designed initially based on compressed natural gas, but it
has now been modified to bifuel and is capable of working on gasoline while in