Opel (and by association, GM) is embarking on a fundamental renewal of its engine lineup, with three new engine families in the pipeline. The first phase of the regeneration is starting now with the new 1.6 liter turbocharged four-cylinder Ecotec gasoline engine.
The mill features central direct injection and Start/Stop technology, as the four-banger achieves a maximum 200 hp and up to 300 Nm, or 221 lb.-ft. of torque. It is planned to go into production at the end of the year for initial availability in the Opel Astra Sedan, which is making its world debut next week at the Moscow Auto Salon.
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