Maruti Swift & Dzire gets 1.2L K series engine

     With the strict emission norms coming into effect from 1st April 2010, Maruti Suzuki has replaced the old F series 1.3L petrol engine with the new 1.2L K series petrol engine in its popular hatchback Swift & its bigger brother Dzire sedan. This 1.2L K series engine is the same one which does the duty in Ritz, Estilo and newly launched Eeco MPV.

     The K series in the Swift & Dzire produces a good 84bhp of power 11.5kgm of torque, coupled to an much improved gearbox. The old 1.3-liter powerplant produced 87bhp and 11.3kgm torque.

     The K-Series engine is better refined and the company claims it has a fuel efficiency of 17.9kpl, a 2kpl improvement over the previous model. Maruti Suzuki will not hike the price of the new K series engine Swift.

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