2.0 litre K series to be Made

Copied from 340R forum:“on autorader.co.uk, in the news, they are saying that MG are to produce 2.0-litre K-Series engine. No big deal, I hear you say… Apart from they are specifically targeting existing motorsport users… [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/smile.gif[/image])Here is the full text of the news item:MG Sport & Racing Limited, a subsidiary company of MG Rover, has signed a deal with Engine Developments Ltd (EDL) of Rugby for the production of MG XPower V8 and V10 sports car engines. EDL is also to develop a new 2.0-litre version of the Rover K-series engine, initially for motorsport use, but this could be fitted in production cars at a later date.“We believe there are a number of possible applications for the 2.0-litre engine, as the ultra lightweight K-series is already widely used in competition and is also available in various upgraded forms for road use. The 2.0-litre version, which we are currently referring to as the ‘K2000’, will give performance that has so far been unavailable from what is an extremely light and compact powerplant, so we are hopeful that it will generate substantial interest from existing ‘K’ series users,” said John Judd, managing director of EDL. MG Sport & Racing and EDL have already collaborated on the production and supply of engines for the American CART racing series.”

over 250hp @ 8500rpm & over 170lbft @7000rpm

SteveTell me more! - engine sounds the biz… any news on price? progammme?, availability? - hmmn, a period of abstinence beckons I reckon(sorry kids, sacrifices must be made, this years holiday - fortnight in Mablethorpe - character forming)

Now there’s a nice idea, an upgraded engine that could drop straight in!Ian [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/smile.gif[/image]

Excellent!, exactly what I have been thinking: why does nobody come up with a 2 liter upgrade/rebore? Now it’s going to be made, and probably with a slightly updated design.As soon as they are available, that’s going to be my ticket, intead of the Honda way.See more at: http://www.mgcars.org.uk/news/news798.html Cheers,Uldis [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/grin.gif[/image]

Its been tried before and failed, remember the engine was originally a 1.4 and through bore and stroke changes increased to a 1.8.Looking at it, i doubt if the bore could be increased, liner thickness and space between the liners, you can see pictures on my site ( http://www.myexige.co.uk ) so that only leaves stroking it.There are enough problems already with the 1.8 “motorsport” engine and if its just an update of this then i will not be holding my breath !

Hmmm, I see.The I can only expect the caps at EDL to do a good redesign work: http://www.engdev.com/ And looking at their site and past work, looks like that’s their speciality.We’ll see what they come up with.Uldis

They (EDL) have said it will be acheived by changes to the bore and stroke but cant say anymore at the moment. [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/frown.gif[/image]Pity that because they got 300BHP from that 2 litre Nissan engine !!!

QUOTE:Pity that because they got 300BHP from that 2 litre Nissan engine !!!- That’ll do nicely sir!! [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/grin.gif[/image] -

Who was the engine developer for the Motorsport 205HP engines? I know it was NOT PTP, but then, who? Hopefully not EDL?

Regarding “dropping in” a new 2.0 K series - PTP told me the Exige and the 340 have Lotus bespoke engine and vehicle harnesses, whereas the Elise Mk 1 has a “standard” Rover/MG harness.MEANING, you can’t drop a PTP220HP in an Exige/340R/Elise MK IISo judging by all the references to MG in that article, this 2.0’s engine harness would not be compatible with the Exige’s vehicle harness.How hard would it be to come up with an adaptation? Who has the specs of these Lotus bespoke harnesses?

There were 2 engine suppliers for the motorsport elise the last company being Scholar Engineering, the first i think was Minster(?)If they pull it off and engine is reliable then the wiring is a simple procedure, any competant auto electrician would be able to make one/adapt using your existing loom.

Well Beto, I would guess that us Exige owners would be the lucky ones then for teh new K2000, as the Exige shares the same engine configuration as the Motorsports Elise, right guys?Uldis

It won’t be the same engine block to get 2.0L. The block has very little scope to increase the bore and stroking the engine is the worst thing you can do as the K-series already has a very poor bore to stroke ratio. I suspect the block and head will be different from the current offering as the K is being re-designed for stage 4 in the near future.

quote:Originally posted by stevegreen:over 250hp @ 8500rpm & over 170lbft @7000rpm Pretty much the same as Peter Carmichael’s Caterham then [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/wink.gif[/image]

Or at least it was before the engine lunched itself!!Alternator belt broke, got sucked under the cam belt and err, the rest you can imagine.I have a video of PC’s car on the rollers at Emerald doing 152bhp and reving to 9k rpm - amazing.CheersChris

Or was it because he was adjusting the alternator belt whilst the engine was running ? [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/wink.gif[/image] - i saw the head damage at Dave Andrews [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/blush.gif[/image]I think you mean 252Bhp lol - would like to see the vid [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/grin.gif[/image][This message has been edited by Phil Davies (edited 21 January 2003).]

100bhp - minor detail… [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/tongue.gif[/image]I must transfer it to pc at some point. The sound is incredible. The engine looks like a work of art too.Chris

2ltres and 250bhp…ok who’s gunna re-build it every 1,000miles?

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