Opel / Vauxhall Cascada will get new 197 BHP 1.6L engine image

Opel / Vauxhall is planning to equip the Cascada model with a new 1.6 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine which will produce 197 BHP.

Rumor has it that the upcoming Opel / Vauxhall Cascada will get a new 1.6 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine under its hood, an Ecotec with an aluminum block and spark ignition direct injection (SIDI) technology which, theoretically, should offer higher torque outputs and reduce the fuel consumption or CO2 emissions.

The entry-level version should be called the Eco Turbo and come with 168 BHP (125 kW) and 279 Nm of torque (206 lb-ft), but a more powerful version, which will be known as the Performance Turbo, should get 197 BHP (147 kW) and 286 Nm of torque (211 lb-ft). The upcoming Opel / Vauxhall Cascada should hit the market sometimes next year.

The Cascada will be 4.7 meters long, 225 mm longer than the Astra TwinTop and it will come with a full-size fabric roof which can be opened and closed at the touch of a button at speeds up to 30 mph (48 km/h). The Opel Cascada, or the Vauxhall Cascada, depending on where you live, will go on sale in early 2013 and it’s expected to be cheaper than the Audi A5 Cabrio. No more details are being known on the model for the moment.

Source: Autocar