Monday, 1 July 2013

!NEW! Generation Power 2013: Class Leading 1.6 Turbo for Opel Astra, Zafira Tourer and Cascada

  • Powertrain offensive: Three new engine families and 13 new engines by 2016
  • Phase one: Downsizing with 1.6-liter turbo petrol and diesel, improved transmission
  • Best in class Torque: 1.6 turbo gasoline direct injection engine with 280 Nm
  • Strong power: 100 kW/136 hp 1.6 CDTI with class leading  liter performance
  • Efficiency Plus: Reduced fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by up to 15 percent
  • Increased comfort: Five-and six-speed manual gearbox, the new generation

Opel Astra family, Zafira Tourer MPV and Cascada convertible
The Opel Astra family, the Zafira Tourer MPV and the midsize class convertible Cascada are the first models, the first ancestor with the new engines and transmissions of the great offensive drive from Opel. By 2016, the automaker replaced 80 percent of its total power portfolio. With three all-new engine family - consisting of 13 different units - and keep gearboxes many new cutting-edge technology and class-leading performance levels in a wide range of Opel models collection.

We start with the new 1.6-liter turbo engines, the first copies of a completely new generation of medium-sized petrol and diesel engines. The downsizing engines exactly fit the requirements of the customers: they are characterized by high performance and strong traction at reduced fuel consumption and low CO2 emissions. How to reach a power density as well as a level of comfort and balance that catapult them to the top of their class.
New petrol engine 1.6 SIDI Turbo ECOTEC in Opel Astra
The new 125 kW/170 hp 1.6 Turbo SIDI (SIDI = Spark Ignition Direct Injection) provides a torque of 280 Newton meters - twelve percent more than its nearest competitor. The turbo gasoline direct-injection engine is already available for Astra (GTC, five-door hatchback, saloon and Sports Tourer), Zafira Tourer and the new convertible Cascada. The new 1.6 CDTI, the first all-aluminum diesel engine from Opel, shines with unmatched in this displacement class output per liter of 85 hp. The 100 kW/136 hp engine starts in the current Zafira Tourer, successively followed by other Opel models. Both engines are combined with the next generation of manual gearbox that qualify in particular in terms of shift comfort ahead of the competition.

Top class: The all-new 1.6 SIDI Turbo petrol engine 
The all-new four-cylinder turbo petrol engine with direct injection starts first with an output of 125 kW/170 hp. It offers an exceptional torque of up to 280 Newton meters at low engine speed range from 1,650 min-1 and is designed to model elasticity and excellent driving comfort, particularly low fuel consumption and low CO2 emissions.

Compared to the same great predecessors fuel thirst and CO2 emissions in the combined cycle were reduced by up to 15 percent and torque are both increased by 22 percent. The Result: The engine puts power in the class of compact cars of 150 to 180 hp the bar higher: It provides twelve percent more torque than the nearest competitor - Models German premium manufacturer included.

Crucial for the impressive performance, the introduction of direct injection for improved combustion, spontaneously responding turbochargers for heavy pulling even at low engine speeds, as well as numerous sound-engineering measures that favor a particularly calm and balanced handling.

New Opel Astra 1.6 SIDI Turbo with 125 kW / 170 hp
The best example of the enormous torque of the new 1.6 SIDI Turbo Astra five-door hatchback and sedan sprint in just 8.8 seconds in fifth gear from 80 to 120 km / h - a whopping almost two seconds faster than the 1.6-liter predecessors. Equipped with Start / Stop and six-speed manual require both Astra variants in the combined cycle (according to Regulation [EC] No. 715/2007) only 5.9 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers, which corresponds to 139 grams of CO2 per kilometer - an improvement 14 percent. And the Astra GTC is rotating at a reduction of 15 per cent once more on the efficiency screw.

Top class: The all-new 1.6 CDTI turbo diesel
The first all-aluminum diesel engine of Opel Zafira Tourer celebrates premiere. By and by the new 1.6 CDTI engines then replaced with the current 1.7 liter engine capacity and weaker two-liter turbo diesel in most model ranges, as follows additional power levels. In his first version of the 100 kW/136 bhp engine offers powerful 320 Nm of torque - and an unmatched in this class, power of 85 hp per liter of displacement.

Opel Zafira Tourer MPV 1.6 CDTI

Compared to also available in the Opel Zafira Tourer two-liter turbo diesel with similar performance drop fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by ten percent lower. Thus, the new engine 1.6 CDTI in the combined cycle just 4.1 liters per 100 kilometers and emits 109 grams of CO2 per kilometer. Opel engineers assume that consumption levels of less than 4.0 l/100 km and CO2 emissions / km, and below are possible with this engine in smaller vehicles to 100 g. In terms of pollutant emissions, the new 1.6 CDTI (selective catalytic reduction) is as clean as a gasoline thanks to Blue Injection SCR system - it already meets the future Euro 6 emission standard, which comes into force in September 2015.

Opel Zafira Tourer MPV 1.6 CDTI - Fuel and AdBlue cap
Like its gasoline counterpart, the 1.6 CDTI also benefits from numerous sound-engineering measures to minimize noise, vibration and harshness. In the Zafira Tourer, the motor against other vehicles with a 1.6-liter turbo diesel to the slightest noise level in the interior.

New turbo diesel engine 1.6 CDTI in Opel Zafira Tourer MPV 
The high-pressure common-rail system, together with the closed-loop combustion control and the VTG turbocharger (Variable Turbine Geometry), which enables a strong response, the technical core components of the engine dar. These and many functions be demanding of the highest motor control of the new 1.6 CDTI regulated. The internally developed unit comes in all future four-cylinder diesel engines are used.

Best in Class Switching Comfort: The manual of the next generation
To optimize the current five-and six-speed gearbox Opel has invested more than 50 million euros into the European production. When it comes to fast, smooth gear changes, the gear play developed as compared to the competition in the top league.

Numerous changes to the gear shift components and mechanisms as well as the integration in the vehicle are designed to greatly reduce the switching paths and minimum force required for shifting. For the driver this means a decisive advantage to switching convenience and immediate feedback - the shift knob "snaps" into place easily, with a minimum of effort.

In addition, a particularly low-friction six-speed automatic is available. It has an Active Select function for manual gear selection and makes for a more direct feel.

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