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K-Series Engines: Powering the Best Petrol Cars in India | Arenaworld

The ‘engine’ is rightly called the ‘heart of the car’ because it does so much more than just propel the car forward. But what should you look for in a car’s engine?

Refinement? Check.
Performance? Check, Again.
Drivability? Must-Have.
Fuel Efficiency? Very Important.
Low Maintenance? Of Course!

Get all this and more with Maruti Suzuki’s K-Series line-up of BS6 petrol engines. Viewed by many as the best petrol engine cars in India,  K-series engines have created a distinct identity for themselves, setting the benchmark in terms of performance as well as fuel efficiency.

Raising The Bar

The first K-series engine was rolled out in October 2008 and since then, there has been no looking back. Maruti Suzuki’s engineering prowess has ensured constant upgrades and innovation in K-Series engines, not only keeping them in sync with the times but also ahead of the curve. We understand the need for optimised engine performance and make that possible through innovative design practices.

The Fantastic Four Are Here!

Maruti Suzuki’s line-up of K-series petrol engines includes K10B, K12M, K15B, and the next-gen dual VVT dual injector K12N engine. 

The K10B Engine: The first engine in the K-Series line-up, K10 engine is BS6 compliant and engineered to deliver outright performance and high fuel efficiency. Available in Celerio, S-Presso and WagonR 1.0, this engine performs brilliantly in different road conditions. 

K12M Engine : Next comes the K12M engine that is known for its unmatched driving experience and exceptional mileage. It is a BS6 compliant 1.2 L petrol engine which makes a peak power of 61kW @ 6000rpm and peak torque of 113Nm @ 4200rpm, making it a power-packed performer. The trendsetter in its segment, K12M makes its way into Baleno, Ignis, Swift and WagonR.  

K12N Engine: The K12N is the next-gen K-series engine that comes with a dual jet dual VVT configuration. The engine is available with Idle Stop Start (ISS) function in New 2020 Dzire which helps improve fuel efficiency. It is also available in Baleno where it comes paired with Smart Hybrid technology which enhances the drivability as well as fuel efficiency. 

K15B Engine: The all-new K15B is a powerful 1.5 L BS6 compliant petrol engine that is engineered to offer powerful and impressive performance along with superior NVH. It finds it place in Ciaz, Ertiga, S-Cross, Vitara Brezza, and XL6.

Like the K12N, this petrol engine by Maruti Suzuki too is available with the progressive Smart Hybrid technology that has features like Idle Stop Start, Torque Assist and Brake Energy Regeneration. 

What Makes the K-Series Engines A Superior Choice?

Here is what you should know about K-series engines that make them a feat of automotive engineering: -

⦁ The use of advanced low friction oils helps deliver the best-in-class fuel-efficiency.

⦁ Improved engine stiffness and NVH characteristics through the use of silent timing chain.

⦁ These engines come with an innovative rocker-less DOHC camshaft, offset crankshaft, and so on that helps in reducing losses.

⦁ Enhanced thermal efficiency and inclusion of Smart Distributor Less Ignition (SDLI) system for uniform and optimised combustion process. 

Test drive a Maruti Suzuki car to experience the exceptional performance that K-Series petrol engines have to offer.


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