Vauxhall’s engine efficiency offensive continues with the introduction of a range of newly developed ECOTEC petrol and diesel units. All of the new engines boast Euro 4 emission standards, high specific power and low fuel consumption.

With the face-lifted Corsa this summer, Vauxhall will introduce two new petrol engines – a 1.0 and 1.4 litre – using twinport technology. These new engines achieve fuel savings of up to 23 per cent compared to the current models, depending on the gearbox.

Vauxhall will also debut the new 70hp 1.3 CDTI ECOTEC in the Corsa, the smallest four-cylinder common rail turbo-diesel in the world. Fuel consumption of 58.3 mpg is achieved thanks to its innovative multi-injection system.

After its debut in Signum, Vauxhall’s first petrol direct injection unit, the 2.2 Direct ECOTEC (155 hp), will be offered in the new Vectra Estate. The new engine manages fuel consumption savings of six per cent when compared to the conventional 2.2-litre manifold injection engine, while also providing more torque and power.

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Published : 20/06/03 Author : Melanie Carter

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