- New generation 1.6 CDTI ECOTEC is cleanest diesel in Opel’s history
- Strong and frugal: 320 Nm of torque but only 4.1 liter/100 km (109 g/km CO2 )
- Compliant with Euro 6 standards thanks to Selective Catalytic Reduction technology
- World premiere in Geneva, already available in 2013
The new 1.6 CDTI ECOTEC diesel and its innovative engine control unit have been entirely developed in-house by a global team of engineers in Turin, Rüsselsheim and the USA. It further expands the Zafira Tourer’s broad powertrain offer. This comprises five diesel – including a new high performance 2.0 BiTurbo CDTI engine with 143 kW/195 hp - and four gasoline engines, as well as an LPG and a CNG Turbo variant. The extensive choice ensures that a wide range of customer needs and tastes are met. “Opel continues to spice up its already successful Zafira Tourer with new and exciting German-engineered technology,” says Mike Ableson, Opel Board Member and GM Europe Vice President, Engineering. “Our new generation 1.6 CDTI ECOTEC unit is not only the cleanest diesel engine in Opel’s history. It just makes our Zafira Tourer stand out once again: There simply is no other car that offers such a perfect blend of high performance, impressive fuel economy, excellent refinement and top class quality in a seven seat layout.”
|New Opel Zafira Tourer 1.6 CDTI with AFL lights and front camera|
1.6 CDTI ECOTEC has class leading refinement, performance and environmental compatibility
Featuring closed loop combustion control and an aluminum block, the all-new 1.6 CDTI ECOTEC diesel engine starting in the Zafira Tourer at the Geneva Motor Show will replace existing 1.7 liter engines and certain lower powered versions of the 2.0 liter range. Class leading attenuation of noise, vibration and harshness, high power/torque density and low fuel consumption were the main development objectives. Initially maximum power and torque have been set at 100 kW/136 hp and 320 Newton meters respectively; compared to the 1.7 liter engine of the older generation, these are increases of respectively 4.6 and 6.6 per cent. Compared to similarly powerful 2.0 liter diesels in the Zafira Tourer, the fuel consumption of new generation 1.6 CDTI has been reduced by up to 10 percent.
|Opel 1.6 CDTI ECOTEC Euro 6 Turbo Diesel engine|
The Zafira Tourer 1.6 CDTI’s moderate fuel consumption and extremely low emissions – comparable to those of the gasoline engine version – are made possible by the use of Opel’s “BlueInjection” Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system.
In this environmentally friendly exhaust after treatment process a harmless diesel exhaust fluid named AdBlue®, consisting of urea and water, is injected into the exhaust gas. The solution decomposes into ammonia, which is then stored on a catalyst substrate. Nitrogen oxide (NOx) enters the catalyst in the exhaust gas, and is then selectively reduced to nitrogen and water.
Outstanding balance between performance and fuel economy