Force Gurkha 2.2L BS-4 variant to launch soon

Posted on: Jun 28, 2016 - 3:14pm IST

Engine produces 141 PS and 321 Nm in Force One.

Overdrive reports that Force Motors will introduce a BS-4 variant of the Force Gurkha off-roader in a few months time. Currently, it is only available with a BS-3 engine, hampering Force Motors from selling the Gurkha in a few cities.

Force Gurkha softtop front quarter left
Currently, the Force Gurkha is only available with a 2.6L BS-3 engine

The engine in question is the 2.2-litre, four cylinder diesel engine (OM611) from the Force One, which is also a Mercedes-derived engine. In the latter, it produces 141 PS and 321 Nm of torque, thus offering a power bump of 59 PS and 91 Nm of torque.

The current Gurkha is sold with a 2.6-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine (OM616) that produces 82 PS and 230 Nm. It is paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox, and features differential locks on both front and rear axles in 4×4 variants. It also has a ground clearance of 210 mm.

Force Gurkha softtop front quarter right
The Gurkha has a ground clearance of 210 mm.

The Gurkha is available in three variants – 2WD soft-top, 4WD soft-top and a 4WD hard-top. It is priced from INR 6.31-8.56 Lakhs (ex-showroom Mumbai).

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[Source: Overdrive]

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