Insignia and Zafira Tourer debut new 2.0 CDTI engine at the Paris Motor Show image

The German automaker Opel has revealed it plans to upgrade the powertrain options of the Insignia and Zafira Tourer lineup with a new 2.0-liter turbodiesel, to be unveiled during next month’s Paris Motor Show.

The new power mill will have 125 kW/170 hp and 400 Nm of torque, debuting in the Insignia and Zafira Tourer at “Mondial de l’Automobile 2014” in Paris (October 4 – 19). The new engine has been designed to replace the older 120 kW/ 163 hp 2.0 CDTI that was sitting on top the Opel diesel range. The new engine is also Euro 6 compliant.

“This sophisticated engine makes a perfect partner for our top models Insignia and Zafira Tourer,” says Michael Ableson, Vice President Vehicle Engineering Europe. “Its high power density, refinement, frugality and sheer fun-to-drive qualities place it among the very best diesels in its class. With Euro 6 compliance, the new 2.0 CDTI fulfills future requirements today, and it will substantially enhance the appeal of our diesel portfolio.”

The new engine will become available starting with 2015, and Opel added the new 2.0 CDTI is only the first of a brand new family of big diesel engines that were developed in-house by a global team of GM engineers working in Turin and Rüsselsheim with support from their peers in North America.