Opel releases the turbocharged 1.0 liter engine

Posted on Thursday, 8 August 2013 , 04:08:36 byTheodora

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Opel releases the turbocharged 1.0 liter engine

Opel has just presented its last state of the art engine. Rumors about this new engine were released since the ADAM's officially released last year. Since then Opel informed its customers that a new generation turbocharged engine linked with a brand new six-speed manual transmission system will equip the small and joyful Opel Adam model.

This new all aluminum 3 cylinder 1.0-liter turbocharged engine could be one of the best engines that Opel developed until now. Clean and quiet, it delivers 85 kW/115 hp and has higher torque (166 Nm from 1,800 to 4,700 rpm) and the fuel efficiency improved by 20 percent compared to the naturally aspirated big brother 1.6-liter power unit. Not only that the small and nature friendly 3 cylinder engine has superior mechanical performance compared to a regular four cylinder unit, it also has a more reduced noise and vibration characteristics.

This refined 1.0-liter engine will be launched in the ADAM small car next year and it will come together with new improved technologies such as direct injection, continuously variable valve timing and a lightweight aluminum cylinder-block. Having all these top rated updates Opel is confident that its customers will be delighted by its fuel saving capacities and CO2 emissions, significantly lower than 100 g/km. All the efforts were done to get a low vibration and a very quite engine. From the balance shaft positioned in the oil sump driven by a chain with inverted teeth, to acoustically-optimized covers for the top and front of the engine and a cylinder block made of high pressure die-cast aluminum designed to reduce radiated and structure-borne engine noise, as well as to reduce mass the 1.0-liter it is a really one kind of masterpiece.

The 1.0 SIDI Turbo (Spark Ignition Direct Injection) will be mated to an all-new six-speed manual gearbox that features superior shift quality and weight reduction. It only weights 37 kilograms, about 30 percent lighter than the current gearbox and gets in the same time reduced dimensions measuring just 375 mm along its axis.