Maruti Alto 800 is an upgraded version of legendary car Alto. The Alto 800 comes with a completely new exterior and interiors, however the platform and engine has been retained. Thus it is the same trustworthy product, which is serving Indian middle class over a decade. The F8D engine of the car has been improved a bit; the legendary engine has been powering Maruti Alto and is the biggest reason behind its success. Changes include the use of a plastic intake instead of an aluminium one, a lightened crankshaft and connecting rod, new low friction bearings, new low tension piston rings and short skirt pistons.
Besides improving the compression ratio, the engineers have also placed an improved, cable-type gear shifting mechanism with detent-pin technology (seen on the Estilo and Wagon R) and diagonal shift assistance from fifth to fourth. All these improvements have resulted in a 11 per cent improvement in torque to 69 Nm@3500 rpm and 47.5 bhp@6000 rpm, up from 44 bhp earlier. The car is These changes has also made this machine more frugal, so this time you will find out this people’s car more stylish and even more frugal.
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