Launched in India in October 2008, K-Series engines are fundamental to Maruti Suzuki’s expansive line-up of petrol cars in India, and with good reason. Through innovative design techniques for optimized performance, K-Series engines realize the brand’s true spirit of global design trend.
To date, over 10 million cars with K-Series engines have been sold worldwide - a truly impressive milestone!
It isn’t just about performance either; K-Series petrol engines also deliver smooth and responsive driving experience, linear power delivery, superior NVH (Noise Vibration Harshness), and of course, excellent fuel efficiency.
Fueled by Innovation, Evolving with The Times
Over the years, the expectations of Indian car buyers have evolved, and so have K-Series engines to meet them. Through constant innovation in engineering, K-Series petrol engines keep raising the bar in terms of the balance between performance and mileage.
Here is why K-Series engines are at the heart of the best mileage petrol cars in India by Maruti Suzuki: -
1. Optimized Combustion
K-Series engines employ the Smart Distributor Less Ignition (SDLI) system which has dedicated plug top coils along with advanced injectors for consistent and optimized combustion. This, in turn, enhances the overall engine efficiency, thereby boosting mileage as well.
2. All-Aluminium Engines
Along with all-aluminium construction, these BS6 engines have innovative rocker-less DOHC (Dual Overhead Camshaft), and offset crankshaft with low tension rings. All of this helps to reduce losses and improve mileage.
3. Enhanced Thermal Efficiency and Higher Compression Ratio
K-Series petrol engines are built for enhanced thermal efficiency and have higher compression ratios, which translates to highly efficient conversion of fuel energy.
4. Key Engine Components
K-Series petrol engines have Dual Injectors, Dual VVT and Cooled EGR that help to enhance fuel efficiency as well as performance. Furthermore, advanced low friction oils are used for effective engine lubrication. The cumulative effect is consistent performance, higher durability and better mileage offered by Maruti Suzuki BS6 petrol cars in India.
Sustainable and Fuel-Efficient with Smart Hybrid Technology
Developing advanced automotive technologies is our forte at Maruti Suzuki. Smart Hybrid is one such technology which is an important step towards achieving greener and cleaner mobility in India.
Available with BS6-compliant K15B and K12N petrol engines, Smart Hybrid technology uses an Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) in place of a conventional alternator which is connected to a dual battery setup. Using brake energy regeneration, the ISG converts the kinetic energy produced from braking into electrical energy and stores it in these two batteries. This stored electrical energy is used by ISG for two motor functions – Engine Stop Start and Torque Assist.
⦁ In Engine Stop Start, the engine is turned off when the car is in idle at standstill. As soon as you depress the clutch, the ISG uses the electrical energy to restart the car. This helps to save fuel in every day driving especially during peak office hours.
⦁ Fuel consumption is always higher when the car starts moving from a standstill. This is where the Torque Assist function comes into play. The ISG supplements engine power at that time to reduce fuel consumption and improve performance in that phase.
The K-Series line-up of BS6 petrol engines is a testament to Maruti Suzuki’s engineering capabilities, helping us offer great performance and the most fuel efficient petrol cars in India.
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