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Opel's new direct-injected 1.6 litre to be fitted to Chevrolet models

By SYF77 on 26 Aug 2012

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In one of my earlier articles, I mentioned that Opel will unveil the all-new 1.6-litre four cylinder Spark Ignition Direct Injection (SIDI) petrol engine at the upcoming Moscow International Auto Salon. According to gminsidenews.com, this new power plant will eventually be heading to North America and Chevrolet will be the main user it.

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The Chevrolet Malibu, Cruze and Sonic are all expected to receive the engine between 2014 and 2015. The next generation GMC Terrain is also expected to utilize the 1.6-litre turbo. I am looking forward to this version of the Cruze as it will finally have the firepower to go head on against the popular Jetta Sport.

The forced-fed unit will most likely make about 180bhp with 300Nm of torque. It will also be equipped with start/stop function to enhance fuel efficiency. This engine will be GMís direct response to Fordís 1.6-litre EcoBoost that is currently servicing the Ford Focus and the Volvo S60 T4. In the "Naughtiest Volvo EverĒ, Fordís unit produces 180bhp and 240Nm of torque. Hence, the estimated output figure of Opelís new power plant looks rather competitive.

Production of Opelís new engine will commence later this year at GM's Hungary production facility.

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Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.



 
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