Details of Tata Nano’s diesel engine revealed on turbo maker’s website
As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I’m, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
The Tata Nano diesel is one of the eagerly anticipated products in the small car space.
The diesel variant has been given the huge responsibility of reviving the ailing Nano brand. Currently the capacity at the Sanand plant is being under utilized due to lack of demand.
Tata Motors has announced earlier that the Nano diesel will be coming later this year, following the CNG variant. The company is simultaneously working on a facelift of the car and we believe that the diesel variant will be launched in the facelifted package.
We have even brought you the spyshots of the camouflaged Nano diesel test mules sporting cosmetic changes. Meanwhile, the vital details of the turbocharged diesel engine has been revealed on the official website of the turbocharger supplier!
Garret, one of the world’s leading turbocharger maker will supply the Nano’s turbo unit. As we mentioned earlier, the 800cc twin cylinder common rail diesel engine is shared with the Tata Ace DICOR. According to the website, the rated power stands at 30 KW (40.2 bhp) which is adequate considering the Nano’s size and weight.
With the diesel Nano, Tata Motors gets an opportunity to steer the hatchback up and away from its cheapest car in the world tag.