5th International Engine Congress

The future of electric mobility is also the future of the internal combustion engine – a contradiction!?

The 4th International Engine Congress demonstrated just how important the development and new synthetic fuels are for mobility as a whole. Unless there is a fundamental rethink, we will fail to meet the 2050 climate change targets by far. In the coming decades, the future of electrification will go hand in hand with efficient and clean internal combustion engines, because only in this way will mobility be secured. Politicians are gradually beginning to realize that electric mobility must also be considered from Whell-to-Wheel perspective – and synthetic fuels are a necessary component of this. Against this background, the future of electric mobility is also the future of the internal combustion engine.

The 5th International Engine Congress taking place on 27 and 28 February 2018 in Baden-Baden will once again be based on the three thematical pillars and will consider passenger car, commercial vehicle engines and fuels in an overall system. This will result in a technical and thematic depth that clearly differentiates this congress from other such events. The aim is to make targeted use of synergies with regard to fuels, their properties and the resulting new approaches in powertrain development.

With the narrow dovetailing between passenger car and utility vehicle-engine developers as well as fuel experts we would like to promote furthermore within the multiple sessions of the congress the exchange of views – which also you can speed up personally and enrich!

Main subject areas 2018

  • Internal combustion engines, including electrification
  • Mechanics
  • Charge exchange and combustion
  • Emission control for Gasoline / Diesel and Gas engines
  • NVH
  • Thermal Management
  • Opportunities from digitization
  • Development methodology  

The right fuel makes it

The question, in which direction our individual mobility is developing, cannot just be answered by simply specifying the type of drive.

The Engine Congress in Baden-Baden, jointly organized by ATZlive and VDI Wissensforum, has shown 2017 that not only electric engines can largely be run CO₂ neutrally by relying on power from renewable resources, but also combustion engines when they are fueled with synthetic hydrogen-based fuels. Crucial factor to further development of the gasoline and Diesel engines is to make them more efficient and reduce emissions. The high energy density of liquid fuels will contribute significantly to ensuring the sustainability of commercial and passenger vehicles for today´s long-distance traffic – even tomorrow.


Hence, the congress offers three programmes under a roof once more. Please register now for the 5th International Engine Congress and ensure your place for this interesting event in Baden-Baden. A change between all talks of the congress is possible any time. Simultaneous interpreting will be offered in German – English. An extensive specialized exhibition complements the congress. Scientific director of the congress is Dr. Johannes Liebl, Editor-in-Charge ATZ | MTZ | ATZelektronik.

The complete programme will be available by mid of October. We are looking forward to your submissions and your participation!

Best regards
The congress team from ATZlive und VDI Wissensforum


Why to take part in the international Engine Congress?

International Networking event for experts from the PC and CV industry as also fuels 

Book 1 event and get 3 

Trends of the combustion engine technology today and in future

Intensive exchange of expertise at the highest level

Unique and holistic discussions about the combustion engine

Media Partners 2017

Networking in Baden-Baden: Meeting place for the engine community!

Meet other colleagues in Baden-Baden. The evening of the engine community in the Kurhaus Casino invites you for a great networking evening. In addition, the exhibition will be a great place to contact other experts from all over the world. To help you to organize your individual program and find the person you would like to talk to – we will offer a special event-app.

Sponsors 2017

The event will start in:

27.02 - 28.02.2018 Baden-Baden available 1450 €

A limited number of rooms has been reserved for the benefit of the event participants.