34 years after Maruti Suzuki India (Maruti Udyog Limited then) was founded, the company is about to register one major milestone – launch of their first ever diesel engine.
This will be in the form of a two cylinder 793 cc engine, which will deliver peak power of 47 bhp at 3,500 rpm and peak torque of 125 Nm at 2,000 rpm. To be first seen on Celerio, which will be launched in two day’s time, this is also the first engine which Maruti has developed from ground-up. Claiming to deliver 27.62 kmpl aboard Celerio, it is also the most fuel efficient engine India has seen till date.
Weighing just 89 kgs, this engine is mated to a five speed gearbox on Celerio. To keep NVH levels and ease of driving a diesel in city traffic in check, Maruti engineers have given worked on the clutch system, gear ratio, engine load, and clutch release system.
One of the most awaited cars to be launched this year, many buyers are already wondering how this modern two cylinder engine would sound, because that could be the make of break deal of the package. We all know what happened with the noisy Tata Nano two cylinder petrol engine. But, Maruti has done their homework well. And here’s how we can say that:
The above video compares Maruti Celerio’s 800 cc diesel and Maruti Swift’s 1.3l MultiJet diesel sourced from Fiat. Yes, the Swift diesel engine does sound a lot more refined, but the Celerio diesel ain’t that bad either, especially when you consider the price difference these two cars will have.
Must See – Maruti Celerio Diesel brochure scans
Apart from the price difference, there is one more star which Celerio 125 DDiS (that’s what it will be called upon launch) proudly wears – it generates mode torque per cc, as compared to that of Swift diesel engine.