The wait may be over sooner than expected for those of us waiting for the Nano diesel. Bs motoring has snapped the Nano diesel being tested on the Mumbai – Pune expressway. As noticed, the rear end seems heavier (as the car has a lower ride height) and the rear underside seems different from the petrol Nano we have seen, making it obvious that Tata Motors has already started testing the diesel engine on the Nano.
The Nano diesel is to be powered by a common rail diesel engine (developed by Bosch) and is expected to be a single cylinder, about 600 – 700 cc engine producing about 30 – 35 bhp and considerably higher torque than the petrol version. It may not be out of place to mention that Ratan Tata had lately commented that the Nano Diesel will be made available “sooner than expected”. Its likely that the diesel version could hit the showrooms before the end of this year.
Source – BSMotoring