A high-performance version of the new 1.6 SIDI turbo engine will make its world premiere in the Vauxhall Cascada, at the Frankfurt Motor Show this September.
The engine is one of the newly designed Vauxhall four-cylinder SIDI (Spark Ignition Direct Injection) units. With 200PS, 300Nm torque and a top speed of 146 mph, it completes the Cascada’s engine portfolio of three petrol powertrains and joins the 1.4 turbo 140PS, as well as the 170PS 1.6-litre petrol direct injection unit.
Martin Vögler, Global Chief Engineer MGE Engines, said: “This makes our mid-size Cascada an extremely attractive offer to convertible buyers. The new top-of-the-line petrol engine expands the Cascada powertrain portfolio with a high-output and torque champion, now putting two very powerful engines at the top of our petrol and diesel ranges.”
The engine not only delivers 11 per cent more power, but the maximum 300Nm torque is a 30 per cent increase on its 1.6-litre turbo predecessor.
Vauxhall engineers also achieved a high power output with exceptional refinement by optimising the cars induction and exhaust systems. As a result, drivers and passengers will experience quiet and smooth idling, with an appealing sound quality even at high road speeds, engine speeds and loads.
The Cascada SIDI turbo can be ordered from October 2013 for delivery in January 2014.
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