Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com
October 10, 2012
Opel has revealed a new 1.6L turbocharged four-cylinder that will be part of a new engine family coming out within the next few years. The 1.6L engine uses an aluminum block and spark ignition direct injection (SIDI). Opel says the new engine improves fuel efficiency by 13%.
In standard form, the 1.6L Eco Turbo produces 168 HP and 206 lb-ft of torque. In the Performance Turbo model, power is upped to 197 HP and 221 lb-ft of torque.
The new 1.6L turbo will be appearing first in the new Cascada cabriolet in 2013, with other models following thereafter.
There is no word if this new engine will be coming over to the U.S., but when asked ,officials said it's “under consideration”.
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