Alireza Aslani, the project manager of IKCO diesel engine, said, "IKCO stated the project of design and development of EFD engine in collaboration with the National Iranian Oil Refining & Distribution Company in 2008 and the company will start the mass production of this engine in early 2015.
IKCO's strategy is to increase the production of diesel engines to 100 thousand sets by 2016 that would be 10 percent of the company's total production.
Aslani further added that the first step in the engine design has been taken successfully and it has passed most of durability tests without any problem. IKCO has pre-produced 22 EFD engines and five diesel cars so far.
IKCO diesel engine production line has been designed and developed by Iranian experts.
Increasing the fuel economy by 30 percent, decreasing emissions by 40 percent, higher durability of the parts and lower maintenance costs are the advantages of this engine over similar gas-fuelled ones.
Due to its common parts with EF7 engine and its compatibility with euro V emission standards, IKCO diesel engine would be eco-friendly and economical.
This 16 valve 1500cc turbocharged engine produces 120 hp of power. Its torque reaches 256 Nm and it sips only 5.5 liters of fuel per 100 Km. It takes 10.4 seconds for a Samand with this engine to go from zero to 100 km/h. The figure is 12.4 for a Samand with EF7 engine.
IKCO EFD performance is so high that makes is competitive in European markets. The engine meets euro V emission standards and could be mounted on C and D segment sedans manufactured for Iran market.
Iran’s first national diesel engine for passenger cars was unveiled at Iran Khodro Powertrain Co. (IPCO) on November 17, 2009. This 90Kw diesel engine is considered as one of the most powerful ones in its kind worldwide.
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