Iran Khodro (IKCO) is going to present its self-developed diesel engine by 2013 in order to develop its cars fuel portfolio as well as its domestic and international market share.
IKCO diesel engine was designed and developed in a project called EFD. The project started in 2010. IKCO diesel engine is a part of the company's five-year strategy to develop its cars powertrain.
IKCO strategy is to increase the production of diesel engines to 100 thousand sets by 2016 and outfit ten percent of its cars with this engine.
IKCO diesel engine production line has been designed and developed by Iranian experts. IKCO diesel engine would be eco-friendly and economical due to its common parts with EF7 engine and its compatibility with euro V emission standards.
This 1500cc engine produces 120 hp of power. Its torque reaches 256 Nm and it sips only 5.5 liters of fuel per 100 Km. IKCO diesel engine would be mounted on Soren sedans. The company has plans to install the engine on Samand too. In order to adapt this engine to other cars, there should be slight changes to engine and gearbox accessories.
Increasing the fuel economy by 30 percent, decreasing emissions by 40 percent, higher durability of the parts and lower maintenance costs are the advantages of this engine over similar gas-fuelled ones.
IKCO diesel engine could be used on all C and D segment cars in Iran domestic market.
Iran's first national diesel engine for passenger cars was unveiled at Iran Khodro Powertrain Co. (IPCO) on November 17, 2009. This 90Kw diesel engine is considered as one of the most powerful ones in its kind worldwide.
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