PETRONAS E01 Engine Specification for Proton Under DRB Hicom
After DRB Hicom take over the Proton Holding and be a majority share partner and the new owner of the Proton. There are many hopes that the DRB Hicom will bring the bright about Proton future. Proton is Malaysian National Car maker. Proton is a Malaysian automobile manufacturer headquartered in Subang Jaya and Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia, with a manufacturing plant in Tanjung Malim, Perak. Founded in 1983, it was Malaysia’s only carmaker.
The name list of Proton car model are Proton Saga, Proton Wira, Proton Satria, Proton Putra, Proton Perdana, Proton Tiara, Proton Juara, Proton Waja, Proton Arena, Proton Gen-2, Proton Savvy, Proton Satria Neo, Proton Persona, Proton Saga (New Model), Proton Exora, Proton Inspira and the latest ones is Proton Preve.
The current model from Proton Waja to Proton Preve is using Proton Campro Engine but in different varient. The latest Campro engine is called 1.6 liter Turbocharged Campro CFE and being use for Proton Exora Bold and Proton Preve Premium. Maybe in the near future, Proton will bring the latest improvement for campro engine.
This the latest news from DRB-Hicom that they are plan to use Petronas E01 engine base (source : berita harian Malaysia). DRM-Hicom Bhd will negotiate with Petronas to buy the E01 engine with intellectual rights to be used on the future Proton car model. The future Proton car that be seleted to use this Petronas E01 engine are Preve hatchback, Exora Facelift, new model of Proton Perdana and the latest future Proton car start by 2013.
Petronas E01 Engine Technical Specifications:
Valve mechanism: Continuous Control VVT (Variable Valve Timing) Camshaft: Double OverHead Camshaft (DOHC)ce, bring Displacement: 2 litres Induction: Natural Aspirated Cylinders: 4, In-line Valves per cylinder: 4 Block: Aluminum Weight: 108.9kg Max Horsepower: 204.3 PS @ 7300rpm Max Torque: 203Nm @ 5300rpm Power Output per litre: 100 PS/litre Volumetric Efficiency: 107.8% Emission Standards: EURO 2
From the technical specification of E01 engine, it show that this engine is suit for proton and have enough powerful performance for proton car model. I hope if the DRB-Hicom success to buy this engine, the Proton should made tweaking to this engine and meet the latest EURO Emission Standard to be market worldwide. This engine must be upgrade to meet the latest 2013 modern standard like long life cycle, fuel savings and so on to compete with the new car from the others car brand like Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, Ford and so on.
I really hope that DRM-Hicom will bring the new performance, well Proton Branding names, new car model, new business scheme, good quality of product and new image for Proton. Too many hope for Proton because Proton is only and truly Malaysian National Car maker. And PETRONAS E01 Engine is one step for that. Good Luck Proton..