Opel will showcase an updated Adam next month in Geneva powered by an all-aluminum, 3-cylinder 1.0-liter ECOTEC Direct Injection Turbo gasoline engine.

Opel will showcase an updated Adam next month in Geneva powered by an all-aluminum, 3-cylinder 1.0-liter ECOTEC Direct Injection Turbo gasoline engine.

The engine was announced in early August last year and now Opel has provided more details about their first model to receive the newly developed unit which was created at the firm's International Technical Development Center in Rüsselsheim, Germany. In the Adam it will be offered with 90 HP (66 kW) and 115 HP (85 kW), with both versions delivering a 166 Nm (122 lb-ft) torque from just 1,800 rpm.

The motor will work with an all-new six-speed manual gearbox weighing a mere 37 kg (81 lbs) and will have a start/stop system as standard equipment which will allow the 90 HP version to return 54.7 mpg US (65.5 mpg UK or 4.3 liters / 100 km) with corresponding CO2 emissions of just 99 g/km.

Aside from getting a new engine and gearbox, the 2014 Opel Adam will be available once it goes on sale towards the end of spring with new exterior colors, interior trims and other individualization options.

Further details can be accessed from the press release section.

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