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  • Q. Hi, How is the performance of petrol engine vs diesel? Expected realistic fuel economy. - Ertiga 2018?

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    Zigwheels
    Zigwheels | 1 year ago

    The 1.3-litre diesel unit under the hood of the Ertiga gets tuning similar to the Ciaz and the S-Cross. Having a variable geometry turbo instead of a fixed one, the engine produces 90PS of power at 4,000rpm and 200Nm of peak torque at 1,750 rpm. Twist the ignition key and the engine settles down into a very refined idle, with very little of it audible inside the cabin. The unit feels most comfortable and happy during relaxed cruising on the highway, but driving in the city reveals the serious lack of punch at lower revs. But once the turbo kicks in post the 2,000rpm mark, there is a strong surge, accompanied by an even spread of power, and the motor doesn’t let you complain. The smooth-shifting five-speed gearbox, combined with a light clutch will come as relief for the driver. We quite liked the refinement levels that are better than most other UVs. The unit does get fairly loud when revved hard, but under normal driving conditions, it’s reasonably smooth for a diesel. on the other hand, the Ertiga was the first car to get the K14 1.4-litre petrol engine, which is nothing but a bigger version of the Swift’s 1.2 K-Series. The 1,373cc unit produces 93PS of power at 6,000 rpm and 130Nm of torque @ 4,000 rpm, and shows the same kind of characteristics as its younger sibling. It remains quiet at most instances and comes across as smooth and swift under hard acceleration. Low-end power is the strongest point of the Ertiga petrol. Throttle response at low rpms is commendable. The mid-range performance, unlike the diesel, is flat and forces you to frequently downshift to stay in the meat of the powerband. Overall, the Ertiga petrol is best at lower rpms, average between 2,500–4,000 rpm, and enjoys cruising post that. If you are traveling less than 50-60km a day, opt for a petrol car instead of a diesel. With the extra Rs 1-1.50 lakh spent on a diesel purchase, you can actually drive a similar petrol car for as many as two years! So, do your math carefully. A diesel usually makes sense if you are driving above 60/70km a day.

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    Zigwheels
    Zigwheels | 1 year ago

    The Ertiga benefits from a new petrol engine - a 1.5-litre unit that’s also accompanied with SHVS mild-hybrid technology. The engine is more powerful than the outgoing 1.4-litre unit by 13PS and makes 8Nm more torque. The increase in torque is not substantial on paper, but on the road it showcases a positive intent to lunge forward as soon as you leave your foot off the clutch. The availability of more torque throughout the range is also noticeable and that should make it better at lugging a full-house when compared to the older engine, which felt underpowered when going uphill with a full load of passengers. The in-gear acceleration appears to have improved as well, though we’ll rely on our test data to claim that with more certainty. The engine feels more lively with the 5-speed manual transmission than with the 4-speed automatic unit, which is a torque converter. The automatic transmission is more suited for relaxed and not spirited driving. It takes its own sweet time to respond (change gears) to accelerator inputs, so overtaking manoeuvres will require a bit of planning. Claimed fuel efficiency for the more powerful petrol engine is more than the 1.4-litre, 92PS engine, and that could be down to the mild-hybrid technology. The 1.3-litre, 90PS diesel engine is the same unit that powered the new Ertiga’s predecessor. It’s been carried over unchanged but the claimed fuel efficiency for the diesel-manual powertrain has also gone up by almost a kilometre to a litre but that could be due to the fact that the newer version is lighter by about 20kg. If you are traveling less than 50-60km a day, opt for a petrol car instead of a diesel. With the extra Rs 1-1.50 lakh spent on a diesel purchase, you can actually drive a similar petrol car for as many as two years! So, do your math carefully. A diesel usually makes sense if you are driving above 60/70km a day.

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    Kumar
    Kumar | 1 year ago

    Like all other MUVs, the 3rd bench of Maruti Ertiga is comfortable only for the children or adults in the case of short Journeys. Diesel variant will offer more fuel efficiency although it is priced higher than the petrol one. If possible, you can wait for sometime as the new Ertiga is expected to launch in Indian market very soon.

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    Zigwheels
    Zigwheels | 1 year ago

    As your traveling is less than 50-60km a day, opt for a petrol car instead of a diesel. With the extra Rs 1-1.50 lakh spent on a diesel purchase, you can actually drive a similar petrol car for as many as two years! So, do your math carefully. A diesel usually makes sense if you are driving above 60/70km a day.

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    BARANI
    BARANI | 1 year ago

    THE ONE AND ONLY COMFORTABLE FAMILY CAR IN THE MID BUDGET SEGMENT IS NONE OTHER THAN THE ERTIGA. NOW THERE IS NO MAJOR DIFFERENCE IN THE PRICE OF PETROL AND DIESEL. HENCE U CAN OPT FOR PETROL VARIANT. THE ALL NEW ERTIGA IS ON D WAY FOR DEEPAWALI FESTIVAL. U CAN WAIT FOR SOME MORE TIME

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    Suhas
    Suhas | 3 weeks ago

    U can expect 12- 13 kmpl for petrol version automatic will get 1-2 kmpl leser than manual petrol ertiga diesel version deliver 15- 17 in city condition

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    Zhmal
    Zhmal | 3 weeks ago

    Petrol zxi plus which on avaerage 12 plus KMPL in cities and on long drive it give 15 to 16 KMPL , Diesel should be better over petrol in terms of KMPL.

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    Abhinav
    Abhinav | 2 weeks ago

    VDI , city I get 16-18 and Highways around 22-24 kmpl . I have the screenshots and videos in case you have doubts :-) in love with it

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    Vikas
    Vikas | 4 months ago

    I like performance of Petrol Engine more than Diesel engine however it gives average mileage around 15 and diesel engine gives around 18

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    Rahul
    Rahul | 3 weeks ago

    I get 14kmpl on my Ertiga petrol

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