Opel introduces all-new 1.6-liter turbodiesel engine

Opel\'s new 1.6 CDTI ECOTEC engine
Opel's new 1.6 CDTI ECOTEC engine

Replacing current 1.7-liter engines

Opel has announced the arrival of an all-new 4-cylinder, 1.6-liter turbodiesel engine.

The 1.6 CDTI ECOTEC engine has an aluminum block and features closed-loop consumption. It's the first diesel engine coming from Opel to meet Euro 6 emission requirements. The power unit is set to replace the 1.7-liter engines and certain lower-power versions of the 2.0-liter range.

It will be available for various models and in different states of tune. The base version generates 136 HP (100 kW) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft). Compared to the company's 2.0-liter diesels, the new mill has a 10 percent less fuel consumption.

It was developed in-house by a global team of engineers in Turin, Rüsselsheim and United States and will be offered starting with this spring. Manufacturing will take place in Szentgotthard, Hungary.

Source: Opel
  • New family of state-of-the-art, four-cylinder, 1.6-liter diesel engines
  • Class-leading refinement, high power/torque density
  • Fuel consumption reduced by up to 10 percent
  • Compliant with future Euro 6 emissions requirements

Ruesselsheim. Opel continues the fundamental renewal of its powertrain portfolio with an all-new four-cylinder, turbo-diesel engine. The second family of new downsized power units to be introduced after the gasoline 1.6-liter SIDI ECOTEC, the 1.6-liter CDTI ECOTEC diesels will replace existing 1.7-liter engines and certain lower powered versions of the 2.0-liter range.

Featuring closed-loop combustion control and an aluminum block, the new 1.6 CDTI ECOTEC is the first diesel from Opel to comply with future Euro 6 emissions requirements. The engine will be available in a variety of power outputs across several carlines.

Class-leading attenuation of noise, vibration and harshness, high power/torque density and low fuel consumption were the main development objectives. Initially maximum power and torque have been increased versus the 1.7-liter engine to 136 hp and 320 Newton meters respectively, while fuel consumption has been reduced by up to 10 percent compared with similarly powerful 2.0-liter diesels.

“The comprehensive renewal of our powertrain portfolio continues at wide-open throttle,” said Dr. Thomas Sedran, Deputy Chairman of the Opel Management Board. “Our new 1.6-liter diesel will set benchmarks for refinement, performance and environmental compatibility. By the end of this year we will have launched three all-new generations of gasoline and diesel engines, as part of our roll-out of 23 new models and 13 new powertrains by 2016.” 
The new 1.6-liter diesel and its innovative engine control unit have been entirely developed in-house by a global team of engineers in Turin, Ruesselsheim and the USA. This approach has enabled a comprehensive system optimization from the very beginning of the design process. Beginning in spring, the 1.6 CDTI ECOTEC will be manufactured at the same “flex plant” as the new 1.6-liter gasoline engine, in Szentgotthard in Hungary.

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Comments (7)

conradtestamark conradtestamark
they can make the 1.7-2.0 cdtiengines consumes 10% less also.
Jul 13th, 2014 8:56am
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ssllaasshh ssllaasshh
Consumes 10% less than 2.0 cdti??? Compare it with 1.7 cdti that he is replacing! What about noise & vibrations compared to 1.7? What about 'tractor' 2.0 cdti replacement?
Jan 21st, 2013 8:28pm
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Cohiba-lover06 Cohiba-lover06
All nice and fine. Opel always built sturdy engines. When are they finally coupling these engines to a decent double clutch gear box. The competition has a leg up on them now for a decade.
Jan 21st, 2013 7:45am
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AlinCare AlinCare
finally euro 6!!
Jan 18th, 2013 7:29am
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maloparac maloparac
WoW, better than VWs 1.6.... Maybe it will be avaiable in FIAT also
Jan 17th, 2013 7:44pm
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kymerik kymerik
Except the VW 1.6 won't blow up on you.
Jan 18th, 2013 3:47am
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I've never heard of an Opel engine blowing up. It would be interesting to see this in an Adam as well although a 10% consumption improvement from a 2 ltr doesn't sound too economical.
Jan 18th, 2013 7:23am
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