Ricardo and Cooper Corporation of India have further underscored their long-standing and highly successful collaboration with the launch of a new range of engines for both automotive and off-highway applications.
The new in-line four and six-cylinder engines announced at Auto Expo 2012 – India’s premier international automotive event – will respectively provide power ranges of 100-125 kW and 156-200 kW and are targeted at both the Indian and international markets. In addition to powering the latest automotive products, the new engines are targeted at a wide range of off-highway and industrial applications ranging from large fork-lift trucks, to generator sets and construction equipment including earth movers.
A completely new design, the engines incorporate a range of advanced technologies that make them highly fuel-efficient, robust and durable, easy to maintain, and provide excellent NVH characteristics. Moreover, equipped with its common-rail fuel injection system the automotive variant meets Bharat Stage IV emissions levels while its off-highway counterpart, which uses a mechanical fuel system, will be capable of achieving the CPCB II emissions norms that are applicable from 2013.
Building on a full range of engines delivered from the very successful collaboration with Ricardo, the new engine family now includes two, three, four and six-cylinder variants following the launch of the first two-cylinder model in 2010. The new Cooper four and six-cylinder engines were inaugurated by James Bevan, British High Commissioner to India at the Auto Expo 2012 show.
Speaking at the launch ceremony, Ricardo India president Mayank Agochiya said: “I am very pleased to be here for the unveiling of the all-new Cooper four and six-cylinder engine family. This is a milestone achievement in Cooper’s strategic plan to become a world class engine manufacturer and vehicle maker. Ricardo and Cooper have been working together for over 55 years, and we continue to work in close cooperation to regularly keep coming up with innovative and path breaking products.”