Mazda's New V-6 Gasoline Engine and Its Innovative Induction System 871977
Mazda succeeded in the development of a new V-type 6-cylinder engine series comprising 2-liter JF naturally aspirated and turbocharged units and also a 3-liter JE naturally aspirated unit. This engine is 60-degree-banked and has 18 valves: two intake valves and one exhaust valve per cylinder.
Various techniques, such as High Rigidity Cylinder Block and HLA, are adopted to upgrade quietness and smoothness.
The Dynamic Charge Effects system, a combination of inertia and resonance charge effects, is modeled on the principle of two-degree-of-freedom system. The application of this principle helped develop the Induction system that is compatible with the three engine types.
The turbocharger adopted on the JF engine is of a twin scroll type to considerably improve power response quality and increase torque at low speed. Triple Port Induction Control System is used to help improve fuel economy and running performance.