Tata Nano Diesel to Achieve 2.5 l/100km
A report by IndianCarsBikes.in suggests that Tata Motors is looking into ways to fit a new engine on the Nano that would give it better efficiency figures than ever. The mill that could power the Nano could come in the form of the so-called Tata Ace which is capable of returning fuel consumption ratings of 2.5 l/100km (about 95 mpg).
This isn't the first time when a diesel flavor of the Nano comes into discussion because rumors regarding such a project surfaced ever since the first days of 2011. It was initially believed that the Nano would be powered by a 2-cylinder turbocharged unit with a displacement of 600 or 700 cc, with an output of 20 to 30 percent higher than the one of a regular unit with the same size.
"The diesel engine will be in the 600-700 cc range like the petrol version and could be priced at a slight premium over the current variants," an article published by the Times of India in mid-January revealed, while also adding that the diesel Nano could be priced in between $4,000 and $4,900.