What is an intercooler and what does it do?
The intercoolers (Charge Air Coolers) are designed to reduce fuel consumption while increasing the engine power and efficiency. The intercooler’s task is to reduce the temperature of the inlet gas and thus densify the air required which optimises the combustion. The intercooler lowers the temperature of the inlet gas from 130° C to 60° C, removes the negative effects of the turbo and increases the power by around 20%.
Ever increasing and rigorous anti-pollution laws (Euro 4, Euro5, Euro 6) are pushing car makers to reduce diesel and petrol engine capacity to limit fuel consumption and emissions control (downsizing).
Engine performance and driving pleasure is preserved by adding a turbo or a supercharger and therefore an intercooler. As the results the intercooler market is rapidly growing.