Over the last several months, General Motors European subsidiary Opel has launched its all-new 1.6 liter turbo-diesel engine (CDTI). The new oil burner, which replaces 1.7 liter and certain lower-power 2.0 liter diesel units in Opel’s powertrain lineup, offers a variety of power outputs and has been optimized for more power, greater fuel economy, reduced CO2 and lower emissions, combined with exceptional refinement.
In this video, Chief Engineer of Midsize Diesel Engines Gianmarco Boretto discusses the new engine and its various qualities, including such topics as:
- How did you increase fuel economy in this new generation of engines?
- How does selective catalytic reduction work?
- How did you reduce engine noise and vibration?
Notably, the 1.6L four-banger will make a maximum of 136 hp (137 PS) and 235 lb.-ft. of torque 320 (Nm) while consuming 10 percent less fuel compared to similarly-powerful 2.0 liter diesel engines. The first vehicle to be equipped with the new engine is the Opel-Vauxhall Zafira Tourer midsize MPV.