Published on August 31st, 2019 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Isuzu D-Max with 1.9L BluePower Coming To Malaysia
This is the workhorse that many have been waiting for
There is a brand new Isuzu engine coming to Malaysian and it is called the RZ4E-TC 1.9L Ddi BluePower diesel turbo engine.
This RZ4E is a new generation diesel engine which is the result of four years of extensive research in diesel engine technology and this engine will power the 2019 Isuzu D-Max which is already selling very well in Thailand.
Its delay in arriving in Malaysian showrooms is because of our lower fuel quality over Thailand and so Isuzu engineers needed to ‘tweak’ this new engine to work well with our third world diesel fuel sold around the country.
One of the key focuses was the enhancement of fuel efficiency. The newly invented engine will have a clothoid curve combustion chamber, as well as anti-friction Diamond Like Coating materials. It will also feature a new common rail injector producing 200Mpa of pressure to improve fuel atomization for a more complete combustion.
Looking after emissions, there is a new Variable Geometry Turbo charger System (VGS) which now features an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system. This system will reduce Nox emissions.
Overall the new 1.9L Ddi BluePower turbo diesel engine is just 60kg in weight or some 20% lighter than the larger 2.5L Ddi VGS Turbo engine that is replaces. It produces 150 horsepower and has a flat torque feature or 350 Nm from 1,800 – 2,600 rpm. It also has a remarkably low carbon dioxide emission of 161g/km.
Summarily the RZ4E boast a 10% power improvement, 9.4% more torque, 8.2% faster acceleration, and an impressive 19% improvement in fuel economy.
Last year Isuzu won in their class at the Africa Eco Race with their 1.9-litre turbo Isuzu D-MAX with its original engine containing standard components along with a standard gearbox and drivetrain.
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