According to a recent report, the 2013 Opel / Vauxhall Cascada (previously known as the Astra Cabrio) will feature a new turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine.

According to a recent report, the 2013 Opel / Vauxhall Cascada (previously known as the Astra Cabrio) will feature a new turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine.

Autocar says the Ecotec engine will feature an aluminum block and SIDI (spark ignition direct injection) technology which promises reduced fuel consumption and higher torque outputs.

The entry-level variant will reportedly be called the Eco Turbo and have an output of 168 bhp (125 kW) and 206 lb-ft (279 Nm) of torque. A more powerful variant, known as the Performance Turbo, should produce 197 bhp (147 kW) and 211 lb-ft (286 Nm) of torque.

As we have previously reported, the Cascada will be launched early next year and measure 4.7 meters long. It will have fabric roof which promises to give the model a "classy and elegant profile."

[Update: Opel has confirmed the Eco Turbo will produce 170 HP (125 kW) and 260 Nm (192 lb-ft) of torque, while the Turbo Performance will develop 200 HP (147 kW) and 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) of torque.]

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