At Auto Shanghai, new 1.4 litre BoosterJet turbocharged direct injection petrol engine has been unveiled. Yet, the Japanese automaker has not revealed its technical specifications.The new 1.4 litre Suzuki BoosterJet is a four-cylinder 16-valve engine, governed by Dual Over Head Camshafts (DOHC). Like any other Suzuki engine, this motor is also promised to deliver maximum squeeze of power and mileage. Compared to the currently employed 1.4 litre K-Series engine, the BoosterJet variant is optimised for lower weight and smaller footprint. The mill is designed specifically to be more compact than existing engines of its rating, and the result is a machine that can fit into a box of size 537 x 450 x 696 mm.
But our concerns are mostly about power, responsiveness and fuel efficiency. Thanks to added turbocharger, the 1.4 litre engine should produce over 100 PS max power quite effortlessly, and knowing Suzuki’s reputation in tuning engines, this motor should be surprisingly linear in terms of power delivery. But we would reserve judgement until we get behind the engine, used in one of the models that will make it to India eventually.
As of now, Maruti Suzuki will be plonking 1.0 litre BoosterJet engine in a B-segment premium hatchback believed to be named Maruti Fronx, set for launch next month.