Mahindra’s upcoming 2.0-litre diesel engine is going to be available in 3 states of tune.
BS6 emission norms will kick in starting from April 2020 and manufacturers are busy developing new engines or upgrading the current ones to comply with the new norms. Mahindra is going to replace its 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine with a new 2.0-litre unit.
It has now come to light that Mahindra’s new diesel engine will be available in 3 states of tune. The 2.0-litre, 4-cyl, BS6 compliant diesel engine will be offered on the Thar, TUV300 Plus, Scorpio and XUV500. The Thar is likely to get a lower 140 HP/300 Nm tune while the Scorpio will get a slightly more powerful 160 HP tune along with higher torque. The new Scorpio has been codenamed Z101 and it is expected to be launched in 2020.
The new generation Mahindra XUV500 which is due for an end-2020 launch will get the most powerful 185 HP tune which is an increase of 30 HP over the current power output. At present the XUV500 generates 360 Nm of torque and with the new engine, the torque output will also be increased.
The new engine will have a full aluminium construction and is likely to be 80 kgs lighter than the current 2.2-litre mHawk unit. However, with the arrival of the new engine, prices of the SUVs will go up as well.
Mahindra 2.0 Diesel Engine
– Will get 3 different power/torque tunes
– Lighter than the current 2.2-litre engine
– Will also power Ford’s upcoming SUV based on the new XUV500
Source – AutocarIndia.com