Maruti to manufacture Petrol Engines

Maruti-Suzuki opened new engine manufacturing facility in Gurgaon to produce 1,197cc K12M petrol engines. The four-cylinder engine, delivers 85 ps of power. This is the second aluminium engine by Maruti after the K10B, which is being used in A-star. The K12M engine will be used in the car maker's upcoming hatchback Ritz. The new engine complies with the Bharat Stage-IV emission standards, which are set to be enforced in select cities by mid-2010

"The K12M engine is another example of Maruti Suzuki's commitment to take engine technology in India to the next level. The K12M engine further strengthens Maruti Suzuki's efforts for fuel efficient, green engine technology for Indian customers," Shinzo Nakanishi, managing director and chief executive of Maruti Suzuki, said in the statement.(ET)

  • Some of the salient features of the all new K12M are:
  • All Aluminum low-weight engine with best-in-class fuel efficiency
  • Innovative Rocker-less DOHC cam shaft, Plastic Intake Manifold and Offset Crank shaft with low tension Rings to reduce losses and improve fuel efficiency.
  • Smart Distributor Less Ignition (SDLI) system with dedicated plug top coils, High pressure Fuel system and Advanced Injectors for superior atomization to provide uniform and optimized combustion for better performance
  • Optimized Cylinder block, Light Piston and Nut-less Con Rod for light weight configuration
  • Improved engine stiffness and use of advanced technology like silent timing chain to improve NVH characteristics
  • Lower running costs:
  • Higher Grade Engine Oil: Improves first changeover time from 1,000 Km to 10,000 Km
  • Increased Spark Plug Life: Spark Plug change over time has been changed from current 20,000 Km to 40,000 Km
  • Silent Timing Chain: Longer life in comparison to conventional Belt Design
  • Valve Clearance Adjustment: Due to Tappet Design, Valve clearance

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