Engine Toyota M15A-FXE

The 1.5-liter Toyota M15A-FXE hybrid engine was unveiled at the 2019 Auto Show alongside the fourth generation of the well-known Yaris model based on the GA-B or TNGA platform. Like the A25A-FXS and M20A-FXS motors, this unit belongs to the Dynamic Force Engine 2.0 series.

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 Aqua 2 (XP210) since 2021;
  • Toyota Yaris 4 (XP210) since 2019;
  • Toyota Yaris Cross 1 (XP210) since 2020.

Specifications

Production years since 2019
Displacement, cc 1490
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 91
Torque output, Nm 120
Cylinder block aluminum R3
Block head aluminum 12v
Cylinder bore, mm 80.5
Piston stroke, mm 97.6
Compression ratio 14.0
Features Hybrid
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator VVT-iE + 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 Cross Hybrid 2021)
— city
— highway
— combined
3.8
3.2
3.4
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000
Weight, kg 87.3

Disadvantages of the M15A-FXE engine

  • A compression ratio of 14.0 hints at rather high requirements for fuel quality.
  • In specialized forums, they only complain about leaks in the EGR liquid cooler.
  • This heat exchanger can even crack and antifreeze will fall directly into the engine cylinders.
  • After 100,000 km, the EGR valve often becomes clogged with deposits and completely jams.

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