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Vauxhall/Opel to debut new-generation large diesel at Paris

Offering 168bhp and 295lb.ft, it will replace the current 161bhp 2.0 CDTI engine at the top of Opel’s diesel range, offering 5% more power and 14% more torque while reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

The unit, which will debut in the Insignia and Zafira Tourer, has also been designed to be impressively quiet and smooth as part of Opel’s focus on "sound engineering" measures to minimise NVH.

To ensure it complies with Euro 6 standards, the new 2.0 CDTI uses Opel’s BlueInjection selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system, with the AdBlue solution available at filling stations and Opel dealerships.

Available next year, the new 2.0 CDTI is the first in a new family of large diesel engines developed in-house by a global team of engineers in Turin and Rüsselsheim supported by engineers in North America. It will be manufactured at Opel’s Kaiserslautern engine plant in Germany.

‘This excellent new powertrain is part of the company’s €4 billion investment in product and powertrain development, which is helping to bring 23 new products and 13 new engines to market,’ said Tim Tozer, Vauxhall’s chairman and managing director. ‘This new large diesel engine is extremely important to Vauxhall as a sizable amount of customers chose a 2.0-litre CDTi engine.’

This 2.0-litre CDTi unit is the latest step in Vauxhall’s powertrain offensive, following the introduction of all-new 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engines and a 1.0-litre three cylinder petrol powertrain. 

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.