Opel to Add 1.6-Liter Diesel to Engine Lineup

Opel and Vauxhall’s 1.7-liter CDTI diesel engine has been around in one form or another for a very long time, and while there`s nothing really wrong with it, aside from a slight lack of refinement, the manufacturer has announced that it will be replacing it with a new 1.6-liter unit.
Opel Zafira 1 photo
Photo: Opel
The new 1.6 will also replace some lower-powered 2.0-liter diesels, and it should provide a 10% improvement in fuel efficiency over those particular units. Opel, have said that this new engine will “set benchmarks for refinement, performance and environmental compatibility.

While there are no real details available about the engine, it is reportedly closely related to the 1.6-liter petrol unit used in the Astra (we tested the GTC, equipped with the 180 hp version - read the full test drive here).

The only other piece of information available on was the fact that the first car to use the new engine will be the Zafira MPV. However, it has not been specified when this new engine will be available and which other cars will use it, after the Zafira.
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