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Electronics has greatly contributed to the development of internal combustion engine. This progress has resulted in reducing environmental degradation, and yet continuing to support improvements in performance. Regarding gasoline engine, a considerable step forward has been achieved by Common Rail (CR) technology able to exactly regulate the injection pressure during whole engine speed range. As a consequence, the injection of a fixed amount of fuel is more precise and it is possible to perform multiple injections for combustion cycle. In this paper, the authors present a mean value model aimed at the control of a CR system for a Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engine. The model is based on the descriptions of electro-valve, including the actuator circuit, and the fuel pressure in the rail. The performances of the proposed model are finally depicted through comparisons with experimental data collected by a CR system mounted on a 2.0 liters spark ignition engine, showing a good accuracy and reliability.