Returns an ARAI-rated efficiency of 27.62 km/l.
The Hindu BusinessLine has published more details on Suzuki's first self-developed diesel engine, which will make its debut on the Maruti Celerio diesel which launches in India tomorrow.
Suzuki and Maruti's engineers have been developing this unit for the past four years. While the Celerio is the first passenger car to feature this engine, Maruti also plans on using it for its first LCV codenamed Y9T.
The twin-cylinder 793 cc diesel engine does without a common-rail diesel injection, instead engineers along with Bosch have come up with an engine management system with a fuel injection block, a high-pressure fuel pump and a fuel control unit. Other features of this engine include a compact, high-revving turbocharger and four valves per cylinder.
The publication notes that the Celerio diesel will be about 70 kg heavier than its petrol sibling. While the lightweight engine tips the scale at a mere 89 kg, engineers have had to make structural changes to the car to make it more rigid for the diesel motor. These changes to the frame have contributed to 11 kg on their own.
Developing 47 bhp and 125 Nm of torque, the Celerio diesel delivers an ARAI-rated fuel economy of 27.62 km/l, which makes it India's most fuel efficient diesel passenger vehicle.
Rivals: Hyundai Grand i10, Chevrolet Beat Diesel, Ford Figo, Tata Kite
Expected Price: INR 4.7-5.9 Lakhs
Tentative Launch Date: June 3, 2015
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[Source: Hindu BusinessLine]