Repairing the power unit in a car is one of the most complicated and costly procedures. Therefore it is not surprising that every motorist is interested in the engine’s service life as long as possible. This makes motorists look for cars with expensive units. However, in reality, there are actually good power units on the market and in budget models. Here are a few examples of such engines.
- Renault K4M
In what models is found: Nissan Almera, Renault Logan, Renault Sandero, Renault Duster, Lada Largus
This engine should be well known to all who drive Renault cars for more than a year. Motor with a working volume of 1.6 liters and output of 102-105 horsepower. Cast iron cylinder block, low power, simple design and the presence of hydro-compensators allows the unit to pass 500 thousand km without major repairs. The F4R 2 liters engine with up to 143 hp is a direct relative of this installation. It can also boast of good characteristics.
- Volkswagen BSE 1.6 MPI
In which models: Skoda Octavia, 5th and 6th Golf, 5th Jetta, Passat B6
The power plant, which does not need unnecessary introductions for those who have been driving for more than a year. The engine has an aluminum cylinder block with cast-iron liners. Power saving capacity of 102 horsepower at the volume of 1.6 liters allows you to save engine life and allows the installation to work 500,000 km and more without major repairs. The engine is also liked for simplicity of service. Indeed, even a timing belt can be changed there independently! There is only one disadvantage: these engines have not been produced for almost 6 years. So it can be found only in old cars.
- Hyundai G4FA
In what models can be found: Kia Rio, Hyundai Solaris, Kia Ceed, Hyundai i30, Hyundai Ceta
Another very simple and terribly durable engine, this time from South Korea. In fact it is possible to speak about two models at once – G4FA and G4FC. Both engines have an aluminum cylinder block. The first engine has a volume of 1.4 liters and capacity of 107 hp. The second one is 1.6 liters and 123 hp. Both engines are working in a sparing mode.