Engine Toyota M15A-FKS

The 1.5-liter 3-cylinder Toyota M15A-FKS engine was first introduced in 2019 with the new generation of the Yaris, based on the GA-B or TNGA modular platform. Like the A25A-FKS and M20A-FKS power units, this motor also belongs to the Dynamic Force Engine family.

The Dynamic Force family also includes the engines: A25A-FKS, A25A-FXS, M15A‑FKS, M15A-FXE, M20A‑FKS, M20A-FXS, T24A-FTS.

The engine was installed on:

  • Toyota Corolla 12 (E210) since 2020;
  • Toyota Yaris 4 (XP210) since 2019;
  • Toyota Yaris Cross 1 (XP210) since 2020.

Specifications

Production years since 2019
Displacement, cc 1490
Fuel system direct injection D-4
Power output, hp 120 – 125
Torque output, Nm 145 – 153
Cylinder block aluminum R3
Block head aluminum 12v
Cylinder bore, mm 80.5
Piston stroke, mm 97.6
Compression ratio 14.0
Features EGR and GPF
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator VVT-iW + VVT-i
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 0W-20
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.6
Fuel type 95
Euro standards EURO 6
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Toyota Yaris 2021)
— city
— highway
— combined
5.8
3.9
4.6
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000
Weight, kg 85.1

Disadvantages of the M15A-FKS engine

  • The presence of direct injection D-4 implies demanding fuel quality;
  • So far, on specialized forums, they often complain only about leaks in the EGR liquid cooler;
  • Sometimes this heat exchanger cracks and antifreeze gets directly into the engine cylinders;
  • Closer to 100 thousand km, the EGR valve is often clogged with deposits and completely wedges.

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