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View Poll Results: Which is the Engine of the Year?
Tata Nano 623 cc 16 9.70%
Maruti Ritz K Series 1.2 Petrol 61 36.97%
Honda Jazz 1.2 iVtec 6 3.64%
Hyundai i20 CRDi 13 7.88%
Skoda 1.8 TSI 46 27.88%
Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.4 Petrol 2 1.21%
Toyota Fortuner 3.0 D-4D 15 9.09%
Honda Accord 3.5 V6 6 3.64%
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Old 3rd January 2010, 20:06   #46
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I haven't voted for any.

I love big motors, so I would have loved if superb 3.6 FSI VR-6 4 X 4 would made it to the list.

A bigger, better alternative to A4 3.2 quattro for about 15 lakh rupees less.
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Old 3rd January 2010, 20:13   #47
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The Skoda 1.8 TSi is a killer engine. Fast, responsive and a very eager performer. I drove the Laura 1.8 TSi last week and needless to say, I have fallen for this engine to the bits. Even though the Laura looks and feels heavy, this engine makes the driver feel as if he's racing a BMW flat six. Surely my vote goes to the 1.8 TSi. Good work Skoda
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Nope i dont agree here 1.8TPI and 1.8TSi are altogether different engines with different drive feel and characteristics. Both of them are 1.8litre and turbocharged but similarities end here.
absolutly correct! no doubt about it , but the basic 1.8 L block remains the same though ecu remapping and petrol direct injection are diff , but the basic arcitecture is the same
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My vote is for the 3 litre Fortuner power plant. A top scorer in its class. VFM plant.
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absolutly correct! no doubt about it , but the basic 1.8 L block remains the same though ecu remapping and petrol direct injection are diff , but the basic arcitecture is the same
Similarly a lot of cars from VW group share the platform too but that does not mean they are same.

Most engines from VW group of similar CC share a lot of component and at times the whole block.
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The K series engine of course! An engine so good that Maruti's entire range is shifting to it.
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I have not driven the Jazz, but on paper the Honda 1.2 looks better than the KB-series 1.2. Any comments?
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I could not vote for any. The reason is that I drive mostly Diesel cars but those cars are not in list. Will some one make a thread for diesel engines only. We can't mis both in one. They function differently and to be rated differently.
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I could not vote for any. The reason is that I drive mostly Diesel cars but those cars are not in list. Will some one make a thread for diesel engines only. We can't mis both in one. They function differently and to be rated differently.
This list only has those engines that were launched in 2009. There are a couple of diesels in there like the Fortuner and i20 diesels. The engines you are thinking of are probably older engines
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Not that I would have voted for it, but the SX4 VVti engine is missing here. I have voted for the Ritz. Also, if I may qualify the vote, its a vote based on reading specifications and articles and not by driving. So, a purely academic vote.
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My vote goes to Skoda 1.8 TSI. Autocar review says it defeats honda(civic) in its own game. The refinement is a notch above civic and no other car in the segment comes anywhere close as far as performance is concened. Even with the horror stories on skoda After Sales, I still like to have one in my garage.
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I have not driven the Jazz, but on paper the Honda 1.2 looks better than the KB-series 1.2. Any comments?
I can tell you that the 1.2 K series is a match to the Jazz' 1.2. And that's saying a lot!
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Autocar review says it defeats honda(civic) in its own game
Normally Aspirated vs Turbocharged.
Is it fair?

PS: I'm not a fan of any brand. Well, except Ferrari
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My vote goes for the K series 1.2 unit on the Maruti Ritz. Why? Because achieving a flat torque curve, excellent driveability, superb mileage and super refined motor all packaged into one puny 1.2 unit is easier said than done.You can do this much more easily on larger motor displacing 3000 odd cc. To achieve this on a 1.2 litre unit is no mean feat! The K series unit is the next best thing that has happened to Maruti after the Swift. Also in the Indian context I believe this is more relevant that the Superbs and Fortuners.

EDIT : Maruti can we have VVT bundled into this gem at least for the Swift upgrade

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Hmm...Looks-wise Skoda TSi is better. Kiddin.
My vote goes for the Maruti's new tec. K-Series Unit.
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