Bajaj Tempo, now Force Motors, signed a deal with Daimler Benz to manufacture the OM616 Mercedes engine under licence in India for fitting on its line of vehicles. This Mercedes engine gave the company a technological edge over other Indian manufacturers led to the success of several Bajaj Tempo models.
The Mercedes OM 616 or its variants still power the light commercial vehicles of Bajaj Tempo, including the tempo traveller, the new Excel series of trucks and the Trax range of multi-utility vehicles. Bajaj Tempo is also at present assembling other Mercedes engines and supplying it to Mercedes Benz India Ltd.
The Bajaj Tempo OM616 engine is configured for different power outputs depending on the intended usage, from a 65BHP version, to the 91BHP Turbo charged version used in the Trax Gurkha (Which is loosely based on the Mercedes-Benz G-Class design)
Specs of the OM616 used in the Trax SUV: Model OM - 616(D-98)* Type 4 Cylinder, 4 Stroke, IDI Bore/Stroke (mm.) 90.9 X 92.4 Displacement (cc.) 2399Compression Ratio 21:1 Max.Output 43.5kW(ISO) at 4000 RPM Max. Torque 130 Nm @ 1800-2000 RPM Air filter Oil Bath Type Oil filter Bye pass flow type paper filter Fuel filter Dual filter Oil sump capacity (Lts) 6.5
source - wikipedia
pics copyright old model
Force Motors Tempo Trax 'Gurkha'
There are other variants which i shall showcase in this thread.
The front reminds me very much of the old Mitsubishi Pajero (yes, I know what that`s in Spanish...) model. The models in the first post (are they older or newer) look very much like the Mercedes G-class.
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