Ricardo To Upgrade Engine For Russia’s GAZ

Posted on July 25, 2008

The GAZ Group, the Russian maker of light commercial vehicles, trucks, buses, cars, diesel engines, powertrain components and road construction equipment, has awarded Ricardo a contract to upgrade its UMZ-4216 engine to Euro 4 emissions standards. The deal will involve Ricardo cooperating with GAZ’s OAO UMZ subsidiary.

The UMZ-4216 engines made by Ulyanovsk Motor Works are installed on GAZelle light commercial vehicles of GAZ Group. The first phase of the upgrade program will involve an analysis by Ricardo of the technical feasibility of upgrading the UMZ-4216 engine to Euro 4 emissions levels. This phase of work will be completed by the end of 2008, Ricardo said.