Monday, 2 July 2012

Maruti Suzuki's new 800cc Diesel engine, code named E2 to deliver mileage of 30 Kmpl

Maruti Suzuki along with the parent Suzuki Motor Corp., Japan is developing a two cylinder 800 cc diesel engine which is codenamed E2. As per the sources, the all-new diesel engine is likely to punch 40 horsepower and may deliver fuel efficiency of 25-30 kilometres to a litre. This will be ready for a roll out in 2015.

An email query to Maruti Suzuki did not elicit a response as the offices were closed on account of annual maintenance shutdown.

Earlier, in an interaction on the sidelines of the Ertiga launch, Maruti Suzuki Managing Director S Nakanishi had told ET: "It's my dream to see a smaller diesel engine." While refraining from talking about the project, he had added: "The R&D is working on many projects. Electric vehicle, hybrid electric vehicle... that is their job. I don't deny it... they should do it. But the question is when it would be available? And for that we don't have a clear answer right now."

Experts say it is possible with fast-changing technology, but the key lies in selling the engine at the right cost.

"It is very tough to develop a smaller engine and tune it to perfection. It is difficult to turn afour-cylinder diesel engine into three cylinders, but it is tougher to move to two cylinders and yet get the desired power, performance and mileage. And, most importantly, at acost which is affordable," said a senior R&D expert, who did not wish to be named.

This engine will be a competitor to Tata's Nano, Chevrolet Beat 1.0L diesel engine and many others which are still in pipeline and yet to form our front stories soon, Stay tuned.

Click here to view fresh and clearest ever images of new Maruti's 800cc car coming this Diwali.


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