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Honda Amaze to use world's lowest viscosity engine oil

Bertrand D'souza Updated: May 13, 2013, 07:53 PM IST

Honda have developed an all new engine oil for the Amaze's diesel engine whose properties are very similar to 5W 30 and which Honda claims has the world's lowest viscosity.  This oil has lower viscosity at low operating temperatures but maintains the same viscosity at high temperatures. The primary objective of this is to ensure higher fuel efficiency. Honda claims that due to this oil fuel saving is a significant as 1% leading up to its class leading 25.8kmpl claimed fuel efficiency.

The Amaze sedan uses a lightweight engine that weighs in at just around 152 kilos. Apart from a open deck aluminum block several lightweight weight components can be found inside the engine. Light and strong crankshaft using nitride in construction, piston and connecting rods, a narrower and shorter piston skirt. The aim was to reduce frictional losses inside the engine. The specifically developed engine oil aims to reduce those friction losses further and thus improve fuel efficiency.

With this oil however engine service intervals will be maintained at 6 months or 10000 kilometres whichever comes first.

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 6.1 Lakhs
Displacement
1498cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
80
Max Torque(Nm)
160
Mileage
23.8 Kmpl
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