Iran unveils world’s most powerful natural-gas-based engine

February 8, 2009 - 0:0

TEHRAN - The world’s most powerful natural-gas-based car engine was unveiled on Saturday by the Iranian carmaker Iran Khodro under the intellectual property of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

According to IRINN, the engine is to be installed on Iran Khodro’s newest product Samand Soren ELX.
Iran Khodro CEO Manouchehr Manteqi said that all the design and development stages of the engine have been conducted in the company’s research center.
The engine is turbocharge type, with 150hp of power and has passed EuroIV standard requirements, he said.
“Its nominal power will not decline even at the height of 2,000 meters above sea level,” Manteqi noted.
Samand Soren ELX is an elegant and highly safe sedan which is outfitted with air bags for front-seat passengers, security belts, a telescopic steering wheel, and other safety equipment