The engine is rightly called the heart of a car, and having an engine that offers great driving performance, strong fuel efficiency, excellent reliability and low maintenance can make a world of difference to your driving experience.
Counted the best petrol engines in India, the K12 engines (K12N and K12M) deliver on all these fronts, and then some. BS6 compliant and responsive as ever, these petrol engines have unmatched driving performance and superior NVH levels.
K12M Petrol Engine – Refinement Meets Drivability
A 1.2-litre BS6 compliant petrol engine, the K12M is known for its unparalleled driving experience coupled with exceptional fuel efficiency. The engine offers a peak power output of 61 kW at 6000 rpm and a maximum torque of 113 Nm at 4200 rpm. The biggest strength of the K12M petrol engine is its tractability – it is equally at home in city driving, cruising on the highway, and while navigating ghat sections and mountain roads. Its linear and responsive power delivery has you covered no matter what the terrain.
K12N Petrol Engine – Performance Meets Technology
In many ways, K12N is the perfect evolution of the K12 petrol engine. It is a 1.2-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine that makes more power (66 kW at 6000 rpm) and comes with features like Idle Stop Start and Smart Hybrid technology.
Idle Stop-Start: Available in New 2020 Dzire, Idle Stop Start (ISS) turns off the engine when the car is in idle and at standstill. As soon as depress the clutch, the engine starts again. This function helps in conserving fuel and enhancing fuel efficiency.
Smart Hybrid Technology: Available in Baleno, the 1.2-litre Dual-Jet Dual VVT petrol engine comes with progressive Smart Hybrid Technology which has an Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) along with a dual battery setup. The functions on offer include: -
⦁ Idle Stop-Start: Works the same way it does in New 2020 Dzire
⦁ Brake Energy Regeneration: ISG converts the kinetic energy produced by braking and deceleration to electric energy and stores it in the dual battery setup for ISS and motor functions.
⦁ Torque Assist: ISG supplements engine power during acceleration
The two major benefits you get with Smart Hybrid technology on-board is enhanced fuel efficiency and improved drivability. And since this technology helps conserve fuel, it is ensuring lower emission levels.
Proven and time-tested, K12M and K12N petrol engines underline the engineering prowess of Maruti Suzuki in offering petrol engines that are loved by lakhs of car buyers across India.