Opel has released new details about the 1.4-liter Ecotec Direct Injection Turbo engine that will debut in the 2016 Astra.

Opel has released new details about the 1.4-liter Ecotec Direct Injection Turbo engine that will debut in the 2016 Astra.

Described as a "big brother" to the turbocharged 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine that powers the Adam and Corsa, the all-aluminum four-cylinder engine will have outputs of 125 PS (92 kW) and 150 PS (110 kW).  The engine will also have Start/Stop technology which will enable the Astra to consume as little as 4.9 L/100km (48 mpg US / 57.6 mpg UK) with CO2 emissions of 114 g/km.

Opel also say engineers paid close attention to minimizing noise and vibration when they were developing the engine.  As a result it has a split oil pan and a sound absorbing cam cover - among other things.

The engine is already in production and the company's Szentgotthárd plant recently set a production milestone by building their eight millionth engine which, of course, was a new 1.4-liter Ecotec Direct Injection Turbo.

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