Opel/Vauxhall continues updating and upgrading its engine lineup by introducing a new four-cylinder, turbo-diesel engine. this 1.6 liter unit belongs to the CDTI ECOTEC family, and replaces the 1.7 liter and certain 2.0 liter engines in the range.
This Euro6 engine will be available in a variety of power outputs depending on what car it is going into. The base is 136PS and 320Nm, which means more powerful versions could potentially go up to 200Ps and maybe beyond.
Features of the new powertain include closed-loop combustion control and an aluminium block. It has an innovative engine control unit developed by Opel, which caters to the NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) standard. It also fulfills the requirements regarding torque output and low fuel consumption.
The nee ECOTEC diesel engine will be built at the same “flex plant” as the new 1.6-litre petrol engine, in Szentgotthard, Hungary.
“The comprehensive renewal of our powertrain portfolio continues at full throttle,” said Dr. Thomas Sedran, Deputy Chairman of the Opel/Vauxhall Management Board. “Our new 1.6-litre diesel will set benchmarks for refinement, performance and environmental compatibility. By the end of next year we will have launched three all-new generations of petrol and diesel engines, as part of our roll-out of 23 new models and 13 new powertrains by 2016.”