Zouani, A., Stout, J., Hanim, S., Gan, C. et al., "NVH Development of the Ford 2.7L 4V-V6 Turbocharged Engine," SAE Int. J. Engines 8(4):1947-1952, 2015, doi:10.4271/2015-01-2288.
A new turbocharged 60° 2.7L 4V-V6 gasoline engine has been developed by Ford Motor Company for both pickup trucks and car applications. This engine was code named “Nano” due to its compact size; it features a 4-valves DOHC valvetrain, a CGI cylinder block, an Aluminum ladder, an integrated exhaust manifold and twin turbochargers. The goal of this engine is to deliver 120HP/L, ULEV70 emission, fuel efficiency improvements and leadership level NVH.This paper describes the upfront design and optimization process used for the NVH development of this engine. It showcases the use of analytical tools used to define the critical design features and discusses the NVH performance relative to competitive benchmarks.