An anonymous company insider revealed that the new 3.0 litre diesel engine is developed with aspiration to reduce weight and achieve higher fuel economy. The engine is also being designed to pass rigorous emission norms, with Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) technology on air intake manifolds if needed. The mill is still a prototype, without a destined platform. After the engine is fully developed and tested, Tata might announce where they will plonk the new improved power machine.
Probably after gathering intensive test data from its test partner like Jeyam Automotive in Coimbatore, they will use it on its existing vehicle range that currently uses an older 3.0 litre diesel engine. Then Tata might launch its next generation set of revamped or new vehicles powered by this all new diesel engine.
The similar 3.0 litre diesel Tata has powering its utility vehicles, is also a four cylinder inline arranged one. Vehicles presently carrying this engine are Sumo Gold, certain Xenon variants, Tata’s pickup range of wheeled machinery and some of Tata 407 light trucks.
It is to be noted that Tata Motors exhibited three of their futuristic cleaner engines at Delhi Auto Expo 2014 in February. The exhibition included a 3.8 litre Sequential Gas Injection (SGI) TCIC CNG engine, a 5-litre new gen dual fuel engine(CNG, diesel) and a 2-cylinder 0.8 litre all aluminium common rail diesel engine with turbocharger and intercooler.
Source – Autocar Professional