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New diesel engines: a final chord from Opel

New diesel engines: a final chord from Opel

07.08.2015
Opel has decided to wave goodbye. Due to the economic crisis this brand is leaving our market at the end of 2015.

Opel has decided to wave goodbye. Due to the economic crisis this brand is leaving our market at the end of 2015 (forever or not - it is unknown).

In the end the company has decided to please customers with new power units — diesel ones. The main advantage of them is noiselessness. It is the feature the engineers emphasize most.

The Insignia Sports Tourer has a 2.0-litre engine CDTI, 170 hp. The manufacturer claims that the car consumes no more than 4.7 litres of diesel per 100 km. The tank volume is 70 litres. When active driving the consumption is up to 7.5 litres.

At low speeds the torque is 400 Nm. After 2500 revolutions the dynamics is not lost and the engine does its job. The Insignia equipped with this engine has better dynamics than it is shown in specification. You can not only drive straight, but also turn at high speeds.

The 2.0-litre turbo diesel is surprisingly quiet. You do not hear any noise inside. You can hear something only after 4000 revolutions but it is not very annoying. Silence is one of the main advantages of this novelty.

Now about the crossover Mokka. It has a new engine CDTI, 1.6 litres and 136 hp. This volume and power ratio is rare. The torque reaches 320 Nm. The engine is more silent than in the Insignia. The engine is used in other Opel models (Astra, Zafira Tourer, Insignia, Meriva).

This diesel is built “from scratch” unlike the 2.0-litre engine. It is made of aluminium and it is 20 kg lighter. It is something new for Opel.

The consumption is more than 4 litres. The tank volume is 52 litres.

The 1.6 CTDI spins up to 3500 rpm. The Mokka is quite good with both automatic and manual transmissions. The automatic transmission switches quickly, smoothly, without jerks.

Unfortunately, Opel in Russia is living its last days. The Insignia has already left our market. The same will happen with the Mokka and other Opel models.

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