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Opel Marks the Arrival of its Best Diesel Engine Portfolio Ever

New generation whisper diesels introduced in Insignia, Mokka and Corsa

Insignia features exemplary exhaust gas treatment with low nitrogen oxide emission

Opel has taken a significant step in the transformation of its portfolio of engines with the launch of a new two litre turbo diesel engine to the Insignia and new 1.6 whisper diesel to the Mokka. Available in Ireland from April this year, the new Insignia and Mokka engines boast class-leading efficiencies in their displacement class, improved responsiveness and dramatically reduce the noise and vibrations providing supreme levels of comfort.

Speaking about the launch of these new engines, Dave Sheeran, Managing Director, Opel Ireland said: “While diesel technologies are high on the agenda for motoring consumers, Opel has taken a significant step in providing sustainable solutions with the renewal of its portfolio of diesel engines. The new Insignia and Mokka engines provide a powerful mix of German efficient engineering, power and comfort which we know will prove to be popular with Irish customers”.

2.0 CDTI: Top-of-the-range diesel
The leader in the pack is Opel’s new 2.0 CDTI that delivers almost five percent more horsepower of 170hp and offers 14 percent more torque of 400Nm at 3,750 rpm. This four-cylinder powerhouse propels the Insignia from zero to 100 km/h in nine seconds and has a maximum speed of 225 km/h. Fuel consumption has been reduced to 114gm/km which translates to €200 in annual road tax (A4).

Just as important, the engine is also impressively quiet and smooth as a result of Opel’s unwavering focus on ‘sound engineering’ measures to minimise vehicle noise, vibration and harshness. As with all new Opel engines, the new 2.0 CDTI meets the stringent Euro 6 emission standards. Previously, the biggest weakness for the diesel engine has been the emission of nitrogen oxides but thanks to Opel’s BlueInjection selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system, nitrogen oxide is removed from the engine’s exhaust gases. This is enabled through minute quantities of AdBlue®, a harmless fluid consisting of urea and water, which is injected into the exhaust gas flow ahead of the SCR catalyst and downstream of the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF). The solution is immediately converted into ammonia (NH3), which is absorbed by the SCR catalyst. Nitrogen oxide in the passing exhaust gas is then selectively reduced to harmless nitrogen and water vapour in a chemical reaction with the ammonia.

The 2.0CDTI (170hp) Insignia engine is available on the Saloon, Hatchback, Sports Tourer and Country Tourer and starts from €30,395. It’s available on the SC, well equipped SE, sporty SRI Limited Edition and premium Elite trim. Later this year the new 2.0 CDTI will also be introduced in the Zafira Tourer. It is also available in an automatic version.

1.6 CDTI: The whisper diesel
Hailed as the ‘whisper diesel’ by international trade media, Opel’s new generation all-aluminum four-cylinder 1.6-litre diesel engine is a real highlight to Opel’s portfolio of engines. Having made its debut in the Zafira Tourer, Meriva and Astra range, the all-new 1.6CDTI (136hp) replaces the outgoing 1.7CDTI engine on the Mokka and has been rated as the quietest and most efficient in its class.

It impresses with outstanding refinement, low consumption of 4.1 litres of diesel per 100km over the combined cycle which is equivalent to 109 g/km CO2, and qualifies in tax band A3, €190 annual road tax. On the Mokka, the 1.6 CDTI accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 9.9 seconds, and makes the transition from 80 to 120 km/h in fifth gear in just 9.9 seconds. This new engine introduced on the Mokka SC and SE and is available from €25,245.

1.3 CDTI – the small but able consumption marvel
Opel have also just welcomed a new small diesel engine to the Corsa. The 1.3CDTI (95hp) gives 190Nm of torque. Significant reductions in noise have been made and it offers increased responsiveness. New-generation turbochargers ensure smooth driving and acceleration at low engine speeds with minimal noise generation. Both versions come with fuel-saving Start/Stop technology fitted as standard. The most frugal Corsa diesel version, an automated Easytronic 3.0 transmission and braking energy recuperation system – can reduce CO2 emissions down to just 82 g/km (€180annual road tax) and fuel consumption to 3.1 l/100 km in the combined cycle. This new engine is offered on the five door Corsa SE model and is priced at €19,495.

Trim Body-Style Engine Price
SC Saloon 2.0CDTi (170PS) ecoFLEX S/S € 30,595
SE Saloon 2.0CDTi (170PS) ecoFLEX S/S € 32,095
Elite Saloon 2.0CDTi (170PS) ecoFLEX S/S € 34,595
SRI LE Saloon 2.0CDTi (170PS) S/S € 33,595
SC Hatchback 2.0CDTi (170PS) ecoFLEX S/S € 31,195
SE Hatchback 2.0CDTi (170PS) ecoFLEX S/S € 32,695
Elite Hatchback Elite 2.0CDTi ecoFLEX (170PS) € 35,195
SRI LE Hatchback SRi LE 2.0CDTi (170PS) ecoFLEX S/S € 34,195
SC Sports Tourer 2.0CDTi (170PS) ecoFLEX S/S € 32,395
SE Sports Tourer 2.0CDTi (170PS) ecoFLEX S/S € 33,895
Elite Sports Tourer 2.0CDTi (170PS) ecoFLEX S/S € 36,395
SRI LE Sports Tourer2.0CDTi (170PS) ecoFLEX S/S € 35,395
Country Tourer Country Tourer 2.0CDTi (170PS) ecoFLEX S/S € 36,395

Trim Engine Price
SC 1.6CDTI (136PS) € 25,245.00
SC 1.6CDTI (136PS) 4x4 € 26,745.00
SC 1.6CDTI (136PS) Automatic € 28,245.00
SE 1.6CDTI (136PS) € 27,745.00
SE 1.6CDTI (136PS) 4x4 € 29,245.00
SE 1.6CDTI (136PS) Automatic € 30,745.00