Opel Astra gets new 1.6 SIDI engine image

The German based automaker Opel has recently announced a new engine for the Astra, which will become available for the popular hatchback this autumn.

Opel wants to play against the big boys on the European C-Segment market for hatchbacks and the new addition to the lineup will help boost its sales. We’re talking about a new engine, which will make its way under the hood of the new Opel Astra generation this autumn. According to the car manufacturer, the new engine which will become available for the Opel Astra will be the 1.6 SIDI Turbo, which will replace the top of the line of the 1.6 Turbo engine.

The new Opel 1.6 SIDI Turbo engine is producing a total output of 170 HP and it has a peak torque of 280 Nm, available from just 1,650 rpm. The torque figure has increased by 50 Nm and it’s available sooner than the one it’s replacing (2,200 rpm). The average fuel consumption in the new engine stands at 5.9 liters / 100 km, 14 percent better than in the previous version, and the CO2 emissions now stop at 139 g/km. The five-door Opel Astra hatchback will be able to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.7 seconds with the new engine and it will reach a top speed of 220 km/h.