The German based automaker has recently announced its plans to introduce a brand new engine next year, which should at least rise to the same level as the competition.
Opel has officially announced plans to introduce a brand new small petrol engine to the market in 2014. According to the car manufacturer, the new Opel engine will be the 1.0 liter SIDI Turbo petrol with three cylinders, which will make its world debut on the Opel Adam next year, in a 115 HP version.
“In developing this small engine, we not only set out to minimize fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, but also wanted to demonstrate that three cylinders can be just as refined as four or more”, said the Opel Small Gasoline Engines chief engineer, Matthias Alt.
The new 1.0 liter SIDI Turbo petrol engine is made from aluminum and the engineers wanted to recreate the sound and vibrations of a four-cylinder unit. The engine in question can rise to the same power level as the current 1.6 liter naturally aspirated unit and it’s producing a total output of 115 HP, at 5,200 rpm, with a 166 Nm peak torque, available between 1,800 and 4,700 rpm. Power will be sent to the wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission, specially developed for this engine. The average fuel consumption will stand at approximately 4.0L / 100km and the CO2 emissions will stand at under 100 g/km.