Engine Suzuki K15B

The 1.5-liter Suzuki K15B gasoline engine has been assembled by a Japanese company since 2018 and is installed on such popular models as the Ciaz sedan, Ertiga compact van and Jimny SUV. In addition to the standard version, a number of markets offer a hybrid modification of this engine.

Engines of the K-series: K6A, K10A, K10B, K12B, K14C, K14B, K15B.


Production years since 2018
Displacement, cc 1462
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 102 – 106
Torque output, Nm 130 – 138
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 74
Piston stroke, mm 85
Compression ratio 10 – 10.5
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator at the intake
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.0
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 5/6
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Suzuki Jimny 2019)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Suzuki Ciaz 1 (VC) since 2018;
  • Suzuki Ertiga 2 (NC) since 2018;
  • Suzuki Jimny 4 (GJ) since 2018;
  • Suzuki Vitara Brezza 1 (YF) since 2020.

Disadvantages of the Suzuki K15B engine

  • Despite the distributed injection, the engines of this series do not tolerate bad fuel;
  • A number of owners complain online about oil consumption from the first kilometers;
  • There were also recorded cases of timing chain stretching on a run of 100 – 150 thousand km;
  • There are no hydraulic lifters, and to adjust the valves you need to remove the camshaft.

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