Opel’s new 1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylinder ECOTEC engine has finally found its way into the Adam. As we have reported previously, the engine will be available in two flavors: 90 and 115 horsepower.
Available for both the Adam and Adam Rocks crossover SUV, the new engine makes do with a new six-speed manual transmission. With approximately 125 lb-ft of torque available at 1,800 rpm for both three-cylinder variants, Opel reports that the Adam can go 0-62 mph in 11.9 seconds and 9.9 seconds, respectively. Passing power ain’t too shabby either, with the 90-horse version going from approximately 50 to 75 mph in 13.2 seconds; the 115-horse version takes 10.9 seconds.
Though the 90-horse engine does sacrifice some forward momentum, Opel reports this is offset by fuel economy gains, achieving approximately 56 mpg; the 115-horse version achieves 48 mpg. Fuel efficiency suffers slightly in the Adam Rocks, burning a little over 52 mpg and 46 mpg, respectively.
Starting at 16,150 euros (a bit less than $22,000), it will take an additional 300 euros to move up to the 115-horsepower three-cylinder unit. Adam Rocks models start at 18,490 euros (a little more than $25,000) with the 90 horsepower three-cylinder engine, with the more powerful motor also costing 300 euros more.