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VCM (Variable Cylinder Management) is fuel-saving technology that automatically deactivates 1/3 or 1/2 of the cylinders, according to the driving conditions.
Cylinder deactivation idle image
VCM, installed in a 6-cylinder engine, shuts off the valves and halts fuel supply in two cylinders when 1/3 of the cylinders are deactivated and in three cylinders when 1/2 of the cylinders are deactivated.
Engine operation with cylinder deactivation
Deactivating the cylinders means that, when VCM is in operation, it’s the same as driving a car with a smaller, lower-displacement engine, emitting less CO2.
VCM operates during everyday driving.
You can also expect VCM to contribute to fuel savings especially at long distance driving when driving at a consistent speed.
VCM technology combines the excitement of a luxury vehicle's ample acceleration with outstanding fuel economy, enhancing both economic and environmental performances.