IAB reader Sagar Parikh from Vadodara caught this Beat diesel on test inside the city limits. There's nothing secretive about this Beat diesel that arrives before June in India.
The 936cc, 3-cylinder Fiat Multijet-derived diesel engine powers the Beat, married to a 5-speed manual transmission. The engine produces 57 bhp power and 140-150 Nm of torque. The ARAI certificate would be a pretty sight for GM as the fuel efficiency will slip past 23kpl.
Sagar, who came very close to the test mule, says the inaudible engine indicates a highly refined diesel motor lurks beneath the bonnet.