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Comparative Analysis of Automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers' Powertrain Strategies for Euro 7 Compliance

Comparative Analysis of Automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers' Powertrain Strategies for Euro 7 Compliance

Key Findings

LNT, low-pressure EGR, and SCR penetration is expected to increase in diesel engines; VVT, VGT, and GDI to see increased penetration in gasoline engines.

Euro 7 is expected to be phased in around 2019 or 2020, with more stringent values for NOx, CO, and PM numbers.

For passenger vehicles, SCR, EGR, and LNT in different configurations are expected to be key aftertreatment options for Euro 6b compliance. More advanced DPF, GPF, and DOC are expected to be adopted by the introduction of Euro 7. The downsizing trend is expected to continue for 2016, with more engines adopting boosting technology to meet power requirements.

For diesel engine technology, engine downsizing has been a popular trend among European OEMs, with several 2014 and 2015 engines reduced to less than 2.0L. Moving forward, diesel engine downsizing is likely to slow—mainly in order to meet NOx limits—but a marginal increase in the average diesel engine displacement is expected by 2020. All diesel engine aftertreatment technologies are likely to have penetration rates of 􂀀 to 􂀀%, with LNT and cooled EGR. DPF is expected to be at 􂀀% penetration by 2020.

Euro 7 test cycles will play an important role in tailpipe, low ambient temperature, and idling speed emissions; exhaust gas opacity; and the proper functioning and regeneration of aftertreatment systems. Among the areas of key interest for OEMs to meet norms are exhaust systems’ evaporative emissions and crankcase emissions; OBD is expected to be key in meeting Euro 7 targets.

About this report

This research service provides a detailed analysis of how European automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are expected to comply with Euro 7 emission reduction standards. It delves into spending needed to create a compact and strong aftertreatment package. A technology road map will provide insight about expected modifications of gasoline and diesel engines. Aftertreatment components of passenger vehicles have undergone tremendous changes over the last decade; the introduction of Euro 6 created a need for higher research and development investments. Targeted emission particles and greenhouse gas vapors are listed. The study period is from 2012 to 2020; the base year is 2014.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • Overview of Euro 7 and Impact on Powertrain Technologies
    • Engine Evolution towards Euro 7 Compliance
    • Powertrain Production Mix Across OEMs
    • Snapshot of OEMs' Choice of Technologies for Euro 7
    • Penetration and Unit Shipments of Key Euro 7 Powertrain Technologies
    • Emission Reduction for Euro 7 Compliance in Passenger Vehicles
    • Roadmap of Key Powertrain Technologies
    • Powertrain Technology Roadmap, 2005-2020
    • Key Conclusions
  • Research Scope, Objectives, Background, and Methodology
    • Research Scope
      • Table Passenger Vehicle Market: Passenger Vehicle Unit Shipments, Europe, 2012-2020
    • Research Aims and Objectives
    • Key Questions this Study Will Answer
    • Research Methodology
    • Key OEMs/Groups Compared in this Study
  • Definitions and Segmentation
    • Euro 7 Segmentation
    • Euro 7 Definitions
    • Technology Definitions
    • Vehicle Segmentation
  • Mega Trends and Industry Convergence Implications
    • Impact of Top 6 Mega Trends on Euro Norms
  • Forecasts and Trends-Total Market
    • GDI Market-Unit Shipment Scenario Analysis
      • Table GDI Market: Unit Shipment Scenario Analysis, Europe, 2012-2020
    • GDI Market-Forecast Scenario Assumptions
    • SCR Market-Unit Shipment Scenario Analysis
      • Table SCR Market: Unit Shipment Scenario Analysis, Europe, 2012-2020
    • SCR Market-Forecast Scenario Assumptions
    • Gasoline EGR Market-Unit Shipment Scenario Analysis
      • Table Gasoline EGR Market: Unit Shipment Scenario Analysis, Europe, 2012-2020
    • Gasoline EGR Market-Forecast Scenario Assumptions
    • LNT Market-Unit Shipment Scenario Analysis
      • Table LNT Market: Unit Shipment Scenario Analysis, Europe, 2012-2020
    • LNT Market-Forecast Scenario Assumptions
  • Overview of Euro 7 Technologies
    • Comparative Analysis of Emission Regulations
    • Test Cycles
    • OBD of Emission Standards
    • Key Challenges in Euro 7 Compliance/Technology Implementation
    • Powertrain Package-Snapshot of Fuel Choice for Euro 7 Compliance
  • Overview of Euro 7 Technologies-Gasoline Technology
    • Euro Emission Standards-Gasoline Engines
      • Table OEM Powertrain Strategies for Euro 7 Compliance: Euro Emission Limits-Gasoline Engines, Europe, 2014
    • Euro 7 Gasoline Powertrain-Technology Options for OEMs
    • OEM Snapshot for Euro 7 Compliance for Gasoline Engines
      • Table OEM Powertrain Strategies for Euro 7 Compliance: Penetration of Gasoline Engine Technologies, Europe, 2020
    • Key Gasoline Technologies for Euro 7 Applications
    • Forecasts for Euro 7 Powertrain Technologies-Gasoline Engines
  • Overview of Euro 7 Technologies-Diesel Technology
    • Euro Emission Standards-Diesel Engines
      • Table OEM Powertrain Strategies for Euro 7 Compliance: Euro Emission Limits-Diesel Engines, Europe, 2014
    • Euro 7 Diesel Powertrain-Technology Options for OEMs
    • Key Diesel Engine Technologies for Euro 7 Applications
    • Euro 7 Compliance for Diesel Engine Technologies
      • Table OEM Powertrain Strategies for Euro 7 Compliance: Penetration of Diesel Engine Technologies, Europe, 2020
    • Key Diesel Engine Technologies for Euro 7 Applications
    • Forecasts for Euro 7 Powertrain Technologies-Diesel Engines
  • Global Emission Standard Neutralization
    • Potential for Global Standardization of Emission Norms
    • Fuel-neutral Emission Standards
  • CO2 Emission Control Overview
    • Europe-GHG Reduction/Fuel Economy Regulation
    • Global Comparison of Fuel Economy/GHG Standards-Passenger Cars
    • Euro Emission Regulations-Future Outlook
  • Strategies Adopted by OEMs for Euro 7 Compliance
    • BMW Group-Overview of Euro 7 Technologies and Technology Forecasts
    • BMW Group-Euro 7 Technology Options
    • BMW Group-Engine Performance Benchmarking
    • BMW Group-Euro 7 Powertrain Packages
    • BMW Group-Outlook Towards Euro 7 Compliance and Associated Technology Options
    • Daimler Group-Overview of Euro 7 Technologies and Technology Forecasts
    • Daimler Group-Euro 7 Technology Options
    • Daimler Group-Engine Performance Benchmarking
    • Daimler Group-Euro 7 Powertrain Packages
    • Daimler Group-Outlook Towards Euro 7 Compliance and Associated Technology Options
    • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles-Overview of Euro 7 Technologies and Technology Forecasts
    • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles-Euro 7 Technology Options
    • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles-Engine Performance Benchmarking
    • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles-Euro 7 Powertrain Packages
    • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles-Outlook Towards Euro 7 Compliance and Associated Technology Options
    • Ford-Overview of Euro 7 Technologies and Technology Forecasts
    • Ford-Euro 7 Technology Options
    • Ford-Engine Performance Benchmarking
    • Ford-Euro 7 Powertrain Packages
    • Ford-Outlook Towards Euro 7 Compliance and Associated Technology Options
    • PSA Peugeot Citroën-Overview of Euro 7 Technologies and Technology Forecasts
    • PSA Peugeot Citroën-Euro 7 Technology Options
    • PSA Peugeot Citroën-Engine Performance Benchmarking
    • PSA Peugeot Citroën-Euro 7 Powertrain Packages
    • PSA Peugeot Citroën-Outlook towards Euro 7 Compliance and Associated Technology Options
    • Renault-Nissan Alliance-Overview of Euro 7 Technologies and Technology Forecasts
    • Renault-Nissan Alliance-Euro 7 Technology Options
    • Renault-Nissan Alliance-Engine Performance Benchmarking
    • Renault-Nissan Alliance-Euro 7 Powertrain Packages
    • Renault-Nissan Alliance-Outlook towards Euro 7 Compliance and Associated Technology Options
    • Volkswagen Group-Overview of Euro 7 Technologies and Technology Forecasts
    • Volkswagen Group-Euro 7 Technology Options
    • Volkswagen Group-Engine Performance Benchmarking
    • Volkswagen Group-Euro 7 Powertrain Packages
    • Volkswagen Group-Outlook towards Euro 7 Compliance and Associated Technology Options
  • Conclusions and Future Outlook
    • The Last Word-Three Big Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Global CO2 Emission
    • Market Engineering Methodology

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