It is being said that Tata Motors’ Pune-based Engineering Research Centre (ERC) has come up with a new four-cylinder, inline, 3.0-litre diesel engine with common-rail technology. As per the source of the news, “the new 3.0-litre diesel engine is developed with the objective of achieving weight reduction, ensuring compliance to the stricter emission norms and better fuel efficiency. The said engine design includes the scope for EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) mounts. For example, the air intake manifolds are designed for mounting EGR systems (usually control valves). The new powertrain is still largely a prototype as the company is yet to take a decision on its specific end applications and the commercialisation process.”
Worth a mention here is that Tata Motors already has a four cylinder, 3.0-litre diesel engine powering vehicles like the Sumo Gold, Xenon and other pick up models in the manufacturer’s product portfolio. The upcoming 3.0 litre oil burner is expected to replace the current engine in these vehicles, in which case, these models will benefit from superior performance and fuel efficiency.