The new generation Opel Astra brings plenty of new features to the model. A new lighter chassis, completely redesigned, better finishes, more interior space and more technological equipment. Of course, the engine range also renews and although not yet know all of the new Astra mechanical options, we can already talk in depth the new engine 1.4 turbo Ecotec will introduce this model.
currently Opel already has a 1.4 Turbo in almost all models, but the new Opel Astra introduces a completely improved version. At the time of its launch they said would have 145 horses, but now the brand ensures that come with two power levels, 125 and 150 horses . This engine belongs to the same family of three-cylinder Ecotec 1.0 which premiered at the Opel Adam Rocks and Astra will be the access engine 105 horses.
1.4 Ecotec turbo engine new Opel Astra
The changes are significant. Starting with the weight reduction using a aluminum cylinder head and a block of the same material. The engine it will replace has steel block and only this element 10 kilos of weight are saved. The crankshaft is also lighter socket when casting. The fuel feed system completely changes going from a multipoint indirect injection to direct reducing consumption.
Further features of the new engine are exhaust manifolds integrated in the cylinder head, the oil pump two stages lower friction and better insulation of engine parts such as the crankcase or the rocker cover and a smaller distribution chain that contributes to further refinement.
The new 1.4 turbo Ecotec delivers a maximum torque 245 Nm between 2,000 and 3,500 revolutions , compared to the 200 Nm of the previous 1.4 turbo of 140 hp Astra we can still find at dealerships . Stop & Start is based on preliminary data from Opel, consumption figures throw 4.9 liters per 100 with emissions of CO 2 114 grams per kilometer.
Source – Opel
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Article New Opel Astra and remanufactured engine is the 1.4 Turbo 125 and 150 hp has been originally published in Current Motor.