Opel will introduce its all-new generation diesel engine, the 1.6 CDTI ECOTEC, in the Zafira Tourer. This new powertrain is the cleanest diesel engine in Opel’s history. Equipped with Opel’s “BlueInjection” SCR technology (selective catalytic reduction), it already meets the strict Euro 6 emissions limits.

The new 1.6 CDTI ECOTEC diesel and its innovative engine control unit have been entirely developed in-house by a global team of engineers in Turin, Russelsheim and the USA.

The all-new 1.6 CDTI ECOTEC diesel engine starting in the Zafira Tourer at the Geneva Motor Show will replace existing 1.7-liter engines and certain lower-powered versions of the 2.0-liter range.

Initially maximum power and torque have been set at 100 kW/136 hp and 320 Newton meters respectively; compared to the 1.7-liter engine of the older generation, these are increases of respectively 4.6 and 6.6 per cent. Compared to similarly powerful 2.0 liter diesels in the Zafira Tourer, the fuel consumption of new generation 1.6 CDTI has been reduced by up to 10 per cent.

Fuel efficiency in the Zafira Tourer is just 4.1 l/100 km consumption and 109 g/km CO2. No other compact monocab on the market place offers such a great combination of high torque, performance (with a maximum speed of 193 km/h) and fuel economy.

The new Zafira Tourer 1.6 CDTI which will be launched in 2013 is expected to be particularly popular in many markets where its super-low CO2 emission level of only 109 g/km will make it benefit from a favorable taxation system in countries like France, Belgium and the Netherlands. 

Source: Opel