New 1.6-liter diesel engine continues powertrain renewal at Opel

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    New 1.6-liter diesel engine continues powertrain renewal at Opel

    New 1.6-liter diesel engine continues powertrain renewal at Opel
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    January 16, 2013




    • New family of state-of-the-art, four-cylinder, 1.6-liter diesel engines
    • Class-leading refinement, high power/torque density
    • Fuel consumption reduced by up to 10 percent
    • Compliant with future Euro 6 emissions requirements

    Opel continues the fundamental renewal of its powertrain portfolio with an all-new four-cylinder, turbo-diesel engine. The second family of new downsized power units to be introduced after the gasoline 1.6-liter SIDI ECOTEC, the 1.6-liter CDTI ECOTEC diesels will replace existing 1.7-liter engines and certain lower powered versions of the 2.0-liter range.

    Featuring closed-loop combustion control and an aluminum block, the new 1.6 CDTI ECOTEC is the first diesel from Opel to comply with future Euro 6 emissions requirements. The engine will be available in a variety of power outputs across several carlines.

    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 increased versus the 1.7-liter engine to 136 hp and 320 Newton meters respectively, while fuel consumption has been reduced by up to 10 percent compared with similarly powerful 2.0-liter diesels.

    “The comprehensive renewal of our powertrain portfolio continues at wide-open throttle,” said Dr. Thomas Sedran, Deputy Chairman of the Opel Management Board. “Our new 1.6-liter diesel will set benchmarks for refinement, performance and environmental compatibility. By the end of this year we will have launched three all-new generations of gasoline and diesel engines, as part of our roll-out of 23 new models and 13 new powertrains by 2016.”

    The new 1.6-liter diesel and its innovative engine control unit have been entirely developed in-house by a global team of engineers in Turin, Ruesselsheim and the USA. This approach has enabled a comprehensive system optimization from the very beginning of the design process. Beginning in spring, the 1.6 CDTI ECOTEC will be manufactured at the same “flex plant” as the new 1.6-liter gasoline engine, in Szentgotthard in Hungary.
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    Re: New 1.6-liter diesel engine continues powertrain renewal at Opel

    Too bad GM isn't using this engine instead of the 2.0 diesel in the Cruze here in North America.

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    Re: New 1.6-liter diesel engine continues powertrain renewal at Opel

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe in T.O. View Post
    Too bad GM isn't using this engine instead of the 2.0 diesel in the Cruze here in North America.
    ...I totally agree!
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    Re: New 1.6-liter diesel engine continues powertrain renewal at Opel

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe in T.O. View Post
    Too bad GM isn't using this engine instead of the 2.0 diesel in the Cruze here in North America.
    If the 2.0L sells well in the NA Cruze, Expect the 1.6L in the Next Gen Cruze, Verano, Sonic........

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    Re: New 1.6-liter diesel engine continues powertrain renewal at Opel

    Why wouldn't they use the 1.6 in NA? Do they want to vet any issues before bringing it to the USA? Or is it more of a production ramp up constraint?

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    Re: New 1.6-liter diesel engine continues powertrain renewal at Opel

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe in T.O. View Post
    Too bad GM isn't using this engine instead of the 2.0 diesel in the Cruze here in North America.
    has the 2.0L confirmed from GM or are we assuming because some one says so and with this meeting EURO 6 should be easier to meet US standards

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    Re: New 1.6-liter diesel engine continues powertrain renewal at Opel

    Someone on GMI stated the 2.0L will be used. I guess we find out in a couple months.
    BlackGTP, it very well may be a production constraint.

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    Re: New 1.6-liter diesel engine continues powertrain renewal at Opel

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe in T.O. View Post
    Too bad GM isn't using this engine instead of the 2.0 diesel in the Cruze here in North America.
    Exactly what I was thinking.
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    Re: New 1.6-liter diesel engine continues powertrain renewal at Opel

    This might help Cadillac in Europe too.

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    Re: New 1.6-liter diesel engine continues powertrain renewal at Opel

    Why would you want the smaller engine available here? Less power? No thanks

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    Re: New 1.6-liter diesel engine continues powertrain renewal at Opel

    CONGRATULATIONS ... GM/Opel!!

    This 1.6 Liter diesel engine potentially could allow an Insignia (US Regal) to be in the fuel economy range of the current Prius!

    I thought you could do it!!! And, with 230 pound-feet of torque.

    How does roughly 50 mpg(US) user average for a Regal with a manual transmission sound to you? And, that is before adding Stop/Start. [Generally GM's ATs seem to loose about 16% in fuel economy compared to their manuals ... GM/Opel need to work on that.]


    Now ... how long to be available in the US???
    It is important what WE use as our "moral compass" and ...
    the "measuring stick" chosen for judging progress/success as well.


    44 mpg by 2010 ... 2013?

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    Re: New 1.6-liter diesel engine continues powertrain renewal at Opel

    Quote Originally Posted by 44 mpg by 2010 View Post
    CONGRATULATIONS ... GM/Opel!!

    This 1.6 Liter diesel engine potentially could allow an Insignia (US Regal) to be in the fuel economy range of the current Prius!

    I thought you could do it!!! And, with 230 pound-feet of torque.

    How does roughly 50 mpg(US) user average for a Regal with a manual transmission sound to you? And, that is before adding Stop/Start. [Generally GM's ATs seem to loose about 16% in fuel economy compared to their manuals ... GM/Opel need to work on that.]


    Now ... how long to be available in the US???
    ...sounds excellent to me!
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    Re: New 1.6-liter diesel engine continues powertrain renewal at Opel

    This engine could probably get better fuel economy than the diesel Passat with a proper transmission. Maybe 20% better.

    And start-stop would an additional plus.

    Interesting possibilities all around!
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    44 mpg by 2010 ... 2013?

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    Re: New 1.6-liter diesel engine continues powertrain renewal at Opel

    Quote Originally Posted by steve333 View Post
    Why would you want the smaller engine available here? Less power? No thanks
    Don't get me wrong. I like power as much as the next guy, but I think diesel buyers are looking as much for a balance between power and economy as much as just tire-smoking performance. 236 lb-ft out of a 1.6 is mighty impressive. I honestly think the 2.0 diesel in the Cruze might be slight overkill at 160 hp/265 lb-ft.

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    Re: New 1.6-liter diesel engine continues powertrain renewal at Opel

    Quote Originally Posted by steve333 View Post
    Why would you want the smaller engine available here? Less power? No thanks
    fuel consumption has been reduced by up to 10 percent compared with similarly powerful 2.0-liter diesels.
    that there is why the 1.6TD would be wanted over the 2.0 that in some tests doesn't appear to be as economical as other TD engines

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