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Old 15th April 2007, 06:04   #31
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what if a car manufacturer were to put a turbo on a car with an engine capacity of 1.2L and the power gets bumped up from say 60 to 100bhp.would the car still qualify for the excise duty.has it been mentioned that the engine size has to be < 1200cc and naturally aspirated.
Renault just answered your prayers af few days ago with the launch of the 2007 Twingo with a 1.2 liter turbo 100 bhp. Comes in under 4 meters too.

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Hellspawn,I was about to ask that question but realised that the Fuel-efficiency of a turbo would make it a non-seller in India.
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The real benefit applies to the 800cc - 1000cc cars which are more fuel-efficient and smaller (Alto, 800, Santro etc.).
Wouldn't it be better if the benefits were given to cars on the basis of *actual* fuel efficiency, instead of displacement?
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Wouldn't it be better if the benefits were given to cars on the basis of *actual* fuel efficiency, instead of displacement?
That would be more work for the govt, and our govt does not like working.
Ideally we should have a EPA like body and all cars shorter than a certain length and XX mileage should get benefits.
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Default Re: The reason behind the 1.2 liter engine rule?

The rationale behind this rule is still in question. IMO the consumers have benifitted out of it in the long run (from the time it was imposed).

Though smaller cars upto 1.0 litre have thrived all along, largely due to their cost of ownership, but look at good side, the brilliant Brio's jewel of an engine and even the Suzuki's gem of a K series 1.2 powering the Swifts and many more.

With this even bigger cars have got higher BHP engines in the same displacement upto 1.2l. Hope this trend continues.
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