Opel and Vauxhall: 3 New Engine Families Coming, including 200 HP 1.6 Turbo

Opel SIDI ECOTEC 1.6 Turbo 1 photo
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GM’s European arms, Opel and Vauxhall, are preparing to introduce three new engine families in the course of the following year, with these replacing most of their current petrol and diesel units.
The comany has only released info about one of them, a 1.6-liter four-cylinder petrol unit that uses direct injection and turbocharging, as well as a Start/Stop system. The fresh SIDI (Spark Ignition Direct Injection) ECOTEC petrol powerplant will be offered in multiple power levels, with the most muscular one producing 200 hp at 4,700 rpm and a peak torque of 300 Nm (221 lb-ft), which will arrive starting with 1,700 rpm. The engine will, of course, be offered on a wide range of models.

The company already offered a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine, but the new unit will cut CO2 emissions and fuel consumption by 13 percent compared to this. The new 1.6 turbo will be produced at the Szentgotthardt factory in Hungary starting from later this year.
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