Currently, Mahindra only uses 2.2-litre mHawk petrol engine in the ‘G’ Variant of Mahindra XUV500.
Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) is gearing up for the BS-VI petrol and diesel engines and they will be ready by the end of the year. Now, the Indian car manufacturer is eyeing to expand its portfolio with a new 2.0-litre petrol engine.
The idea is to make the new 2.0-litre petrol engine to be as light as possible and so the engineers at Mahindra will make the engine turbocharged. The particular engine is expected to make 185 bhp on tap.
Mahindra’s BS-VI Petrol engine comprises on the 1.5L TGDI engine and 1.2L TGDI engine. The latter being used in the Mahindra XUV300. On the other hand, the BS-VI Diesel Engine will comprise mHawk engine for Scorpio and XUV500 and 4D15 engine for XUV300 and Marazzo. The D25, the 2.5-litre engine for the Bolero will be discontinued.
Mr Pawan Goenka, MD, Mahindra and Mahindra, shared his views on his plans with the expansion of petrol engines and said, “One of the major concerns was to develop a portfolio of petrol engines, something that we were lacking in 2016. However, we have a stamp of approval when Ford and SsangYong decided to use Mahinda’s new petrol engine in their vehicles. This means we have managed to develop an engine that is globally competitive,”
Mahindra also said that the high tech TGDI petrol engine use 250bar fuel-injection rail while the 350bar system production will begin next year. We expect that for better endurance and performance and improved refinement, the 2.0-litre could use the high-pressure 350bar gasoline direct injection system, but it is not confirmed yet from the manufacturer.
With the growing Ford and Mahindra partnership, recently Ford said that it will forfeit is the ecoboost engine used in the Ecosport. And it will continue with the Mahindra’s 1.2-litre TGDI engine in 2020.