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Opel introduces new 1.0L turbo engine

ABR Staff Writer Published 08 August 2013

German automobile manufacturer Opel has unveiled a three-cylinder 1.0L turbo gasoline engine prior to its global debut at the upcoming Frankfurt International Motor Show to be held during September 2013.

The new 12-valve 1.0 Spark Ignition Direct Injection (SIDI) Turbo engine will be mated to a new six-speed transmission and deliver an output of 115hp and a torque of 166Nm between 1,800 to 4,700rpm.

OPel new gasoline engine

Claimed to offer more torque all over its operating range than similar engines, the new unit will deliver 20% more fuel efficiency compared to the German carmaker's existing 1.6L power unit.

Features of the new powertrain unit include direct injection, continuously variable valve timing, and a lightweight aluminium cylinderblock.

The German carmaker is also planning to use the new gearbox in its other range of small and sub-compact models that are powered by engines rated at up to 220Nm torque.

Opel Adam

Opel is planning to launch the latest engine in its Adam small segment car in 2014.