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2020 Mahindra XUV500 could receive a new 185bhp, 2.0L petrol engine

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The new Mahindra 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine is likely to produce around 185bhp of power.

Mahindra is all set to introduce its BS6-ready petrol engines by September 2019. The Mahindra XUV300 petrol will be the brand’s first model to meet the upcoming BS6 emission norms. A new media report claims that the company is now aiming to expand its petrol engine line-up. Mahindra is all set to introduce an all-new 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine, which could power its SUV range including Mahindra XUV500 and the Alturas G4. The company aims to see itself as the leading automaker with a strong petrol line-up.

The new 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine is likely to produce around 185bhp of power. It won’t use the same block as the diesel. The report claims that Mahindra engineers wanted to make the new engine as light as possible. This new turbocharged 2.0L engine will join the brand’s 1.2-litre and 1.5-litre TGDI petrol units.

The homegrown automaker’s new high-tech TGDI system uses 250bar fuel-injection rail. The company will start producing the turbocharged petrol engines with 350bar FI rail system in 2020. It is yet to be confirmed whether the new 2.0-litre engine will use the high pressure 350bar gasoline direct-injection system. The use of this system will offer better endurance, improve performance and provides better refinement levels.

A competent line-up of petrol engines is important for Mahindra. The brand was earlier known for its diesel heavy portfolio. The need of petrols will further increase due to its partnership and deeper collaboration with Ford as well as SsangYong. In fact, Ford will use the Mahindra’s new 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine to power its future products. In fact, the Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine that powers the EcoSport, will be replaced by the Mahindra’s 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine.

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