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CFE engine export-ready, says Proton technical chief
Monday, March 19, 2012 3:09 AM

CFE engine export-ready, says Proton technical chief

KUALA LUMPUR: The Campro Charged Fuel Efficiency (CFE) engine Proton has developed is designed to meet all requirements needed in the markets that the carmaker intends to export.

Its director of engineering, Tajul Zahari Abu Bakar, said it took 24 months to develop the engine, the transmission and the car design.

At least 170 vehicles were used for testing, and the project had logged one million kilometres in all-weather tests, he said on the sidelines of Proton's "Power of 1" event here.
The CFE engine in the Exora MPV.

Tajul said Proton had also deployed teams to the targeted markets to understand their specific needs.

"For example, we sent our people to Indonesia for them to understand what it takes for customers to drive vehicles around Puncak (hilly) areas. We sent people to China, India and Middle East to understand how they drive so we could tune the product to the respective markets.

Technical experts were also despatched to bigger markets to find out their driving patterns, he added.

The Campro CFE engine is a turbocharged variant of the Campro engine. Its torque is similar to that of a 2.0-litre engine.

The downsized engine is compact and can be better packaged withing the engine bay, thereby easing maintenance.

The CFE engine is also the mill that powers the Exora Bold and the upcoming global car, the P3-21A.

Tajul said the biggest challenge for Proton was to make sure that the product was cost-effective and complied with the required performance level.

Citing P3-21A as an example, he said the model promised not only improvements in speed and fuel economy but also a better ownership experience.

Tajul said Proton engine downsizing was the way forward for Proton.

"Even for countries like Saudi Arabia, people want to drive smaller cars.

"For most markets, where every dollar and cent counts, fuel efficiency is the key."



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