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BS4 or BS6 Car. Pros Cons to Buy BS6 Car or Using BS4 Fuel in BS6 Car

BS4 or BS6 Car. Pros Cons to Buy BS6 Car or Using BS4 Fuel in BS6 Car

Are you confused on Buying BS4 Car in 2019 and BS6 Car in 2020. Pros and Cons of using BS4 Fuel in BS6 Car to BS6 Fuel in BS4 Car on Petrol, Diesel Range

 

BS4 or BS6 Car. What will happen if you defer your Vehicle Purchase Plan from 2019 to 2020

Auto Manufacturers in India are not only competing with each other, but are also competing against time to bring in BS-6 Emission compliant with updated technology to meet in CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency) Norms.

Been the deadline as announced by Ministry of Road Transport and Highway and by Supreme Court Order - only BS6 Compliant Cars would be allowed to sell and register from April 2020 onwards, the deadline is mere 7 month away

By September 2019, in Mass Market Below Cars are available with BS6 Compliant Engines

Segment Models With BS6 Compliant Engine 
Hatchback Alto 800, Wagon R 1.2, Swift Petrol, Baleno Petrol, Toyota Glanza, Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Petrol
Sedan Dzire Petrol, Ciaz Petrol (upcoming - to be likely introduced soon)
MPV Maruti Ertiga Petrol, XL6
SUV Kia Seltos Petrol, Diesel, Jeep Compass TrailHawk

Soon the list to be extended as other Manufacturers too are planning to introduce in BS6 Compliant Cars in Petrol Fuel from September 2019 to December 2019 and even in Diesel from End 2019 to First Quarter of 2020.

 

Here are some Common Question on BS4-BS6 Fuel and Usage in 2019, 2020 and Onwards

Q. Using BS6 Fuel on BS4 Car will be detrimental to Engine:

Answer If you are in Myth that using BS6 Fuel on BS4 Car can cause problem. Well - the Sulfur Levels although getting reduced from 50 ppm from BS4 Fuel to 10 ppm in BS6 Fuel, but Refineries are going to retain in Lubrication Property of Fuel at same 460 μm microns (as Sulfur known for providing lubrication) Thus, there is no technical problem as of now known of using BS6 Grade fuel in BS4 Model been the final lubrication property remains same of Fuel despite of lower Sulfur Levels, and thus no negative impact.

 

Q. Using BS4 Fuel on BS6 Car can Impact Engine: 

Answer: Well BS6 Fuel is available in select Cities and at Select Fuel Stations as of now, but will be standard all across Pan India from April 2020. If you refill in BS6 Petrol Car with a BS4 Fuel, then although is not the ideal scenario but car can well be driven without any kind of major issue. However, if its a BS6 Diesel Car then due to change in Catalytic, Particulate Filter and other Engine Tuneup Changes its imperative to use in BS6 Fuel in BS6 Diesel Car. Net all - although BS4 Petrol can be used in BS6 Petrol Car without much a fuss, but for a Diesel one its recommended to use BS6 Diesel in a BS6 Compliant Diesel Car.

 

Q. Using BS6 Fuel on BS4 Car can improve Mileage:

Answer: Technically no impact on Mileage of using BS6 Fuel on BS4 Cars. 

 

Q. BS6 Diesel Car will be allowed for 15 years, while BS4 Diesel Car for 10 Years: 

Answer: Well, the judgement for Delhi / NCR by Supreme Court includes no such classification of differentiation basis BS Type. However, a probability of modification of order in future is also there as BS6 Compliant Car when using BS6 Fuel will emit much lower pollutants

 

 

Benefits of BS6 Compliant Car in 2019 or 2020 over BS4 Car in 2019

Although the BS-4 car can run on BS-6 Fuel, but what will happen if you defer your purchase (Buying BS6 Car over BS4)

1. Emission: BS6 Diesel Fuel is a much cleaner fuel as the sulfur levels will be lower and will emit lower Hydrocarbon, Lower Carbon Monoxide, Lower PM and Lower Lower NOX Levels. Do note that Diesel exhaust fumes are classified by WHO as Class 1 Carcinogen. Also, going with a  BS6 Diesel Car NOX Levels will come down by 70% in Diesel Car and PM Levels by upto 80%

Thus, the emissions will be relatively much lower than what emit by cars. Also your BS-6 Car will get latest Technology and updates including changes in Catalytics, Diesel Particulate Filter, Fuel Injection for better compliance to Emission. Care for Environment - you should defer your purchase call

2. Engine Performance: The Sulfur levels as known would be much lower in BS6 Fuel, thus acids as formed in Engine would be much lower. You can see yourself that as the car tends to be get old the car Engine NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) Levels increases over a period of time. Having lesser acids will ensure that car Engine NVH Levels do not deteriorate in BS6 Regime as much as seen in BS4 Regime.  Even the fuel would be much cleaner and thus care for better efficiency from your car in terms of improved Engine Oil Life, Engine Performance, Engine NVH Levels you will get all these benefits with BS-6 Fuel

3. Fuel Efficiency: In near future Car Manufacturers also have to get models in compliance with CAFE (Corporate average fuel efficiency) Norms. Do note that immediately in 2020 you will not observe in improvement in Fuel Efficiency, but BS6 Compliance is the first step and only after BS6 Compliant Engine and BS6 Fuel used in then next target for Car Manufacturers would be reducing carbon footprint by improving mileage to extent of 30% as defined in CAFE Norms and would be applicable from 2022 onwards.

 

4. Safety Features: ABS, Airbags would be standard all across model Variants as sold from 2020. Even crash test regulations would be improved. So - the entry segment model buying now misses on these safety features will get this as standard from 2020

 

5. New Generation Models: New Generation Cars with improved design are in plans by Car Manufacturer in 2020. Most of the vehicle models are due for Next Generation platform and 2020 is the year which will get maximum list of such launches. Models which are poor in sales or has different engine may not likely be upgraded to BS-6 - thus giving you clear scenario of BS-6 Compliant Cars which are going to stay in long term.

 

Benefits of Buying BS4 Car in 2019 aganst BS6 Car in 2020

1. Price Point : Only one which is the Price. Cars due to updated Technology, BS-6 Compliance, safety crash test and safety features as standard will get a Price hike which is expected to be

  • Rs 15,000 to 20,000 in Petrol Car
  • Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 Lakh in Diesel Cars

Its basic that Diesel Cars especially in Hatchback, Sedan where consumers pay money for lower running cost will have no future as On Road Price Difference in Petrol and Diesel cars will go beyond Rs 2 Lakh from 2020. Refer Report on :- Diesel cars to Discontinue post 2020

2. Higher Discounts: As is 2019 Second Half on, Car Manufacturers are struggling with low sales, deferred demand from buyers who seek higher discounts - thus effectively the net impact on final Price of a BS4 Car would be lot economical against BS6 Car. Do note that the car Features, Specification and Engine Performance wont change.

3. Fact that BS4 Car can run on BS6 Fuel: Car Manufacturers are offering Warranty. There is absolute no confusion that BS4 Cars can run well on BS6 Fuel. The way it has happened earlier when a transition happened from BS3 to BS4, expect no issues in driving a BS4 Car on BS6 Fuel. Car Manufacturers are offering in Extended Warranty to remove apprehensions of buyers.

4. BS6 Fuel at Present not Available PAN India: BS6 Fuel as in September 2019 is only available in Select Cities and at Select Fuel Stations. If you drive in Inter-City, although BS4 Petrol can be used in BS6 Petrol Car without any major issue, but its not the best recommended scenario. Also, if you plan for a Diesel Car then BS6 Diesel is what recommended for a BS6 Compliant Diesel Car. So, if requirement of buying car is immediate and cant wait with the fact BS6 Fuel if not available in your city or you travel in inter city and BS6 Fuel not available then may consider buying BS4 Car 

 

Final Recommendation (BS4 or BS6)

Price is what you pay for the improved product. You get a car with Lower Emissions, Compliant with latest Fuel Standards, Superior Engine NVH Performance on medium term.

If you considering Petrol Cars or Diesel SUV - it can possibly be a better choice to buy in 2020. I have deferred my vehicle upgrade plan to 2020 .  Whats your choice. Do mention in comments

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Important: If you seek advise or recommendation, pls raise query in Car Forum instead of posting in comments

 

Comments 44

Guest - Senthil on Friday, 20 September 2019 15:42

I have a big doubt about Renault triber..can i buy this one or not.. please clear my confusion..

I have a big doubt about Renault triber..can i buy this one or not.. please clear my confusion..
Guest - Sunil on Sunday, 15 September 2019 20:38

Hello sir..
Could you please tell me locations of fuel stations offering BS6 fuel currently..

Also if its available in Mumbai and if yes the please post the location and if not then when will it be available??

As I m planning to buy bs6 diesel engine Kia seltos...
You suggestion are highly appreciated

Hello sir.. Could you please tell me locations of fuel stations offering BS6 fuel currently.. Also if its available in Mumbai and if yes the please post the location and if not then when will it be available?? As I m planning to buy bs6 diesel engine Kia seltos... You suggestion are highly appreciated
Guest - Viki on Monday, 09 September 2019 08:45

Hi, how about bikes? Am planning to buy BMW 310GS which is BS4 now and offered with good discount. Should I go for this or wait for the release of BS6 Complaint bike?

Hi, how about bikes? Am planning to buy BMW 310GS which is BS4 now and offered with good discount. Should I go for this or wait for the release of BS6 Complaint bike?
Guest - Aswin john on Thursday, 29 August 2019 15:30

I planning to buy celerio 2019, and it’s BS4.
Is there any problem for future

I planning to buy celerio 2019, and it’s BS4. Is there any problem for future
Guest - Kannan on Friday, 30 August 2019 12:11

Better go for BS6 models other cars say Baleno BS6 which is slightly costlier than Celerio BS4.Celerio is only 998 cc .You can go for Wagon R new model BS6 with AMT if you want to drivve in city .It has more space.Or choose Baleno BS6.

Better go for BS6 models other cars say Baleno BS6 which is slightly costlier than Celerio BS4.Celerio is only 998 cc .You can go for Wagon R new model BS6 with AMT if you want to drivve in city .It has more space.Or choose Baleno BS6.
Guest - UD Patel on Saturday, 24 August 2019 16:57

I have santro xing gls (2013 petrol model). I drive car certainly.... i think i may have car more than 10 -12 years of now.... Will Government allow me for reregistration of my BS IV santro in 2028... Is it safe to own this car upto 2030...? or i have to sell my car and to purchase BSVI car

I have santro xing gls (2013 petrol model). I drive car certainly.... i think i may have car more than 10 -12 years of now.... Will Government allow me for reregistration of my BS IV santro in 2028... Is it safe to own this car upto 2030...? or i have to sell my car and to purchase BSVI car
Guest - Neeraj on Friday, 23 August 2019 23:52

I am planning to buy bs iv honda amaze petrol, please suggest do I need to wait till Mar2020 or should i purchase now.

I am planning to buy bs iv honda amaze petrol, please suggest do I need to wait till Mar2020 or should i purchase now.
Guest - Anish on Sunday, 21 July 2019 04:56

Sir what's your opinion on getting a new santro this year ( obviously petrol variant)
As you have mentioned prior it affects on dis engines I believe
Could you revert on this please

Sir what's your opinion on getting a new santro this year ( obviously petrol variant) As you have mentioned prior it affects on dis engines I believe Could you revert on this please
Guest - Saurabh Banerjer on Saturday, 13 July 2019 08:56

I am planning to buy Hexa XT 4x2 this month and I plan to use it for next 10 - 15 years. Will there be any impact of BS6 regulations on running the car for the next 15 years ?

I am planning to buy Hexa XT 4x2 this month and I plan to use it for next 10 - 15 years. Will there be any impact of BS6 regulations on running the car for the next 15 years ?
Guest - Sudhikrishnan on Friday, 12 July 2019 12:20

I am planning to buy hyundai venue petrol 1litre. Is it bs6 version or bs4?

I am planning to buy hyundai venue petrol 1litre. Is it bs6 version or bs4?
Guest - anand on Tuesday, 20 August 2019 15:16

bs4

Guest - Haresh P on Friday, 12 July 2019 08:23

I think everyone should wait for next 6 month. Buying BS6 car is not mandatory but it will save our environment if you don't have urgency please wait help our next generation for good weather.

I think everyone should wait for next 6 month. Buying BS6 car is not mandatory but it will save our environment if you don't have urgency please wait help our next generation for good weather.
Guest - Rahul on Wednesday, 03 July 2019 20:32

Planning to buy Creta - Petrol. May I know how many years it will be valid for in BS4 like hatchback is valid for 15 years.
It is the right decision or not?

Planning to buy Creta - Petrol. May I know how many years it will be valid for in BS4 like hatchback is valid for 15 years. It is the right decision or not?
Guest - Deepak on Sunday, 23 June 2019 10:49

I am planning ro buy Celerio ZXi. this month.
your advice please (especially on the BS4 and BS6)

I am planning ro buy Celerio ZXi. this month. your advice please (especially on the BS4 and BS6)
Guest - Firasath on Sunday, 30 June 2019 14:30

As of now Toyota Glanza is the only car available with BS 6

As of now Toyota Glanza is the only car available with BS 6
Guest - kailaa on Sunday, 16 June 2019 20:41

sir,I'm planning to buy BS4 engine bike this month...so is it good to buy now.....or it affects when govt rules comes into place in 2020......n what will happens to bs4 bikes....can I use bs4 bike after that or not....what should I do.

sir,I'm planning to buy BS4 engine bike this month...so is it good to buy now.....or it affects when govt rules comes into place in 2020......n what will happens to bs4 bikes....can I use bs4 bike after that or not....what should I do.
Guest - Siva Satish on Sunday, 16 June 2019 18:06

Can I buy a used/ second hand PETROL car of older than 2010.
Any problem will araise in future for resale?
Is yes, car manufactured of which year can be bought?

Can I buy a used/ second hand PETROL car of older than 2010. Any problem will araise in future for resale? Is yes, car manufactured of which year can be bought?
Guest - SUMAN KUMAR on Tuesday, 04 June 2019 10:35

Will BS6 diesel have 15 year life in Delhi NCR? There is no clarity as of now. If yes, then wait. Otherwise buy BS4 diesel now and enjoy the price benefit.

Will BS6 diesel have 15 year life in Delhi NCR? There is no clarity as of now. If yes, then wait. Otherwise buy BS4 diesel now and enjoy the price benefit.
Guest - Athul on Saturday, 25 May 2019 00:00

I am planning to buy baleno BS 6.Can i go forward with my purchase.

I am planning to buy baleno BS 6.Can i go forward with my purchase.
Guest - simerjot on Tuesday, 07 May 2019 17:58

Hi,

I'm planning to buy Tata Tiago XZA Petrol varient this month. should i go with or wait untill next year.............?????
plz reply...................

Hi, I'm planning to buy Tata Tiago XZA Petrol varient this month. should i go with or wait untill next year.............????? plz reply...................
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