In a few weeks from today, the 2013 Geneva Motor Show will commence, and Opel will display its all-new CDTI Ecotec diesel engine in the Zafira Tourer, continuing the turnover for Opel’s diesel product lines.
For the Zafira, Opel has rated the new 1.6L diesel at 136 hp (100 kW), and 236 lb.-ft. (320 Nm) of torque (4.6 and 6.6 percent better than the outgoing 1.7L engine, respectively), while returning an estimated 4.1 l/100 km of fuel consumption (10 percent better compared to the 2.0L CDTI) and 109 g/km CO2 emissions on the European testing cycle. Opel claims that there is no other diesel seven-seater with such a well-rounded combination of power and fuel economy. Engineers also went above and beyond to suppress NVH levels and therefore increased the mill’s overall refinement.
The engine also features a Selective Catalyst Reduction system, like the Chevrolet Cruze 2.0TD that was unveiled in Chicago for the U.S. market. What Opel is calling “BlueInjection,” the system has been implemented in order for the engine to meet the stringent Euro 6 emissions standards. More importantly, the engine was developed globally, with engineers from Turin, Rüsselsheim and the USA.