Engine Toyota 3NR-FE

The 1.2-liter Toyota 3NR-FE engine has been assembled since 2011 in Japan for B-class models. The unit comes in two versions: with and without the Dual VVT-i variable valve timing system. A simplified modification of the motor without a phase regulator is offered only in the Indian market.

The NR family includes engines: 3NR‑FE, 8NR‑FTS, 1NR‑FE, 1NR‑VE, 1NR‑FKE, 2NR‑FE, 2NR‑VE, 2NR‑FKE.

The engine was installed on:

  • Toyota Etios NGK12 since 2011;
  • Toyota Etios Cross NGK15 since 2014;
  • Toyota Yaris XP130 since 2011; Yaris XP150 since 2013;
  • Daihatsu Ayla since 2013;
  • Daihatsu Sigra since 2016.


Production years since 2011
Displacement, cc 1197
Fuel system injector MPI
Power output, hp 80 (without Dual VVT-i)
86 (with Dual VVT-i)
Torque output, Nm 104 (without Dual VVT-i)
108 (with Dual VVT-i)
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 72.5
Piston stroke, mm 72.5
Compression ratio 10.5 (without Dual VVT-i)
11.5 (with Dual VVT-i)
Features ETCS-i
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Dual VVT-i
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.4
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 3/4 (without Dual VVT-i)
EURO 4/5 (with Dual VVT-i)
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Toyota Yaris 2014)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~200 000
Weight, kg 95

Disadvantages of the 3NR-FE engine

  • Some owners complain about a small oil burner from the first kilometers;
  • Noises and knocks are constantly heard from under the hood, especially from the VVT-i clutches;
  • The water pump and individual ignition coils have a short life;
  • The power unit is prone to rapid carbon deposits, thanks to the EGR valve.

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