Diesel engine for Insignia and Zafira

The 2014 Paris Motor Show is setting up to be pretty eventful, and Vauxhall have recently announce some of their plans for it. They are going to use the Motor Show to introduce their new 2.0-litre CDTi diesel engine which will be the flagship engine.

The engine will debut in the Zafira Tourer and the Vauxhall Insignia, just to give fans a little more to sink their teeth into, in case they need a little more even after seeing the all new Vauxhall Corsa that is also set to make an appearance.

This new engine packs 168bhp and 400Nm of torque, which means a 5% increase in power and 14% extra torque. Even though this suggests better performance, Vauxhall have said the engine is in line with the Euro 6 emission standards and that fuel consumption CO2 emissions and engine noise have decreased when compared to its 161bhp predecessor. Apparently these improvements are down to a new fuel injection system, re-profiled intake ports and a new combustion chamber.

The engine will be sold in vehicles next year and will be the first of a range of new large diesel engines that are being developed by an engineering team in Russelsheim, North America and Turin. We imagine the engines will be on offer in models other than the Vauxhall Zafira and the Insignia in the future.

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