Maruti will soon be ugrading its petrol engine that has been the workhorse of many of its models like the Baleno, Swift and Dzire. As per a recent report in Autocar India, Maruti Suzuki will soon introduce a brand new K12C petrol motor in its premium hatchback , Baleno. The new engine will be sold alongside the older K-series 1.2 litre unit. According to sources the new unit will be made available only in the Delta and Zeta trims. So let`s find out what`s new in the K12C engine?
The new engine from Maruti gets some new tech. It comes with Suzuki`s mild-hybrid system which is seen in the Ciaz. The system which will power the Baleno will be a single battery set-up and not a dual-battery, like the one seen in the 1.5 litre petrol unit that powers the Ciaz.
Technically this petrol unit gets one fuel injector per intake which means, two fuel injectors per cylinder. The K12B unit gets one fuel injector per cylinder.
This new 1.2-litre petrol engine will produce 90 BHP of power along with 120 Nm of peak torque. The current 1.2-litre petrol engine in the Maruti Baleno churns out 84 BHP of power along with 114 Nm of peak torque.
Transmission options will remain the same i.e. a 5-speed manual gearbox along with the option of a CVT automatic.
Coming to the power output, the new 1.2 litre petrol motor will generate 90 BHP of power and 120 NM of twisting force. The K-series unit that currently powers the Maruti Baleno churns out 84 BHP of power and 114 NM of torque. There will not be any change in the transmission options which include a 5-speed manual gearbox and a CVT automatic.
The new DualJet petrol engine will first be introduced in the Baleno. Thereafter, Maruti plans to introduce it in the Dzire, Swift and the Ignis compact crossover. This new engine will be BS-VI ready and hence will command a premium pricing once it is made BS-VI compliant.
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