As BS6 engine norms come into force beginning 1st April 2020. Tata Motors has become the first OEM in India to achieve BS6 certification for a naturally aspirated CNG engine.
The certification has been awarded for its 3.8 litre NA SGI engine to be used in commercial vehicles. This includes meeting the tailpipe mass emissions as well as compliance to On-board diagnostics norms as mandated by government regulations. With this success, Tata Motors continues to stay on its path of offering environmentally friendly products in India.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Rajendra Petkar, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Tata Motors said, “This BS6 engine certification milestone has been achieved with intense design and development focus, by leveraging in-house capabilities and those of our technology partners. We have worked hard to build a leadership position in the market by providing our customers with economical, best-in-class natural gas vehicle products in the commercial vehicle market and this development of BS6 solution will further re-inforce our market offering.”
The BS6 ready engine is said to power a range of busses and trucks ranging from 4T to 9T GVW that includes popular models such as 407, 709 and 909. Tata Motors has mentioned in a press release that the engines will deliver best in class fuel effiencey as well.
The naturally aspirated 3.8 litre CNG engine is said to work in the absence of a turbocharger and come with sequential gas injection technology. It produces 85 ps of power at 2500 rpm, and 285 Nm of torque and uses exhaust after treatment system with three-way catalytic converter to reduce pollutants.