Chevrolet Beat is a popular small car from Chevrolet India. This good car is going to get better with the new 1.2 Litre MPFI Petrol Smartech Engine. The new engine has been Developed in India at GM Technical Centre-India in Bangalore. It will be produced at the Talegaon Plant for a range of new models offered by General Motors in India.
The special features of this engine include aluminum cylinder heads, deep skirt cylinder block and lightweight pistons with low tension rings, which decreases weight and maximizes fuel economy. The engine has a Dual Overhead Cam Shaft design which direct valve actuation technology for improved performance and lower noise levels.
The engine also features a long runner plastic intake manifold for good low-end torque and lightweight counterbalanced crank shaft for great NVH.
The engine has a maintenance-free inverted tooth timing chain drive system. The chain links engage at a lower impact speed, which decreases the noise generated for quiet operation. The 1.2 litre SMARTECH engine delivers uncompromised power and durability in a small package size. Durability is ensured through the application of an epoxy coating on the cylinder block and anti corrosion coating on cam cover baffles, and the use of stainless steel core plugs and bay to bay ventilation. Extensive testing and validation were carried out in India to guarantee top-of-the-line performance in all vehicle models that will adopt the engine.
Chevrolet Beat manufactured from Feb 2011 onwards will feature this new engine. The New Model Chevrolet Beat Engine will deliver better fuel efficiency and lower emissions. The ARAI numbers have not been declared as yet, they will be announced soon. So if you have been planning for Chevrolet Beat, you can get a better variant soon equipped with modern SMARTECH engine.