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We have already seen the new generation Astra pictures, but the full reveal of the car will take place this autumn during Frankfurt Motor Show. Until then, Opel teases us with some more informations about the car.
 
Among them the new introduction of a gasoline engine: the 1.4 litre Ecotec Direct Injection Turbo, as it was called by Opel engineers. The four-cylinder turbocharged unit with central direct fuel injection will be available in two outputs, 125 hp and 150 hp. This combination links the new all-aluminum engine to the recently introduced 1.0 Ecotec Direct Injection Turbo known from Opel ADAM and Corsa. In fact, the new 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine is the big brother of the one-liter, three-cylinder unit.
 
Both engines are members of the so-called small gasoline engine family – a group of high-tech engines with three or four cylinders and a displacement below 1.6 liters. They are key players in the biggest engine offensive in Opel’s history which will see 17 new engines brought to market from 2014 to 2018.
 
The 1.4 liter Ecotec Direct Injection Turbo engine delivers maximum torque of up to 245 Nm very early. The maximum power is available between 2,000 and 3,500 rpm. According to preliminary data, the unit with Start/Stop system will consume a mere 4.9 liters of gasoline per 100 kilometers in the combined cycle (114 g/km CO2).
 
The 1.4-liter turbo will therefore be able to outperform even two-liter gasoline engines. The engineers once again paid close attention to low noise levels and vibration behavior during the development of the 1.4-liter turbo.


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