New Opel engine announced, will debut on the Astra in Geneva image

Opel has recently announced its plans to introduce a new engine during the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, next month, which will debut on the Astra.

According to the German based automaker, the new engine will first debut on the Astra and it will be known as the Astra 1.6 CDTI. The unit in question has, of course, a 1.6 liter displacement and it’s producing a total output of 110 HP (81 kW) and 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) of torque.

“The new 1.6 ECOTEC Direct Injection Turbo gasoline and 1.6 CDTI engines comprise the core of our engine offensive. They prove that Opel cars not only impress with design, but also offer top quality with ultra-modern technologies for an all-round, first-class driving experience”, said Michael Ableson, the General Motors Europe Engineering vice president.

The new Opel Astra 1.6 CDTI will become available in a hatchback, notchback and Sport Tourer form, and the 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration will take 12.0 seconds. Top speed will stand at 186 km/h (115 mph). The average fuel consumption will be 3.7 L / 100 km (76.3 mpg UK / 63.5 mpg US) and the CO2 emissions will stand at 97 g/km. More details on the subject will be announced in Geneva.