Opel?s Latest Direct Injected and Boosted 1.6L Is the Astra?s Mainstay
Strong engine with decent fuel economy for us. Will it be enough in the land of $7.00 per gallon gasoline? The latest Turbo charged and Direct Injection 170 hp 1.6L debuts in Opel?s Astra, its best seller. This next generation 1.6L engine provides 22% more torque than its outgoing predecessor. At the same time, the 1.6L SIDI Turbo is up to 14 percent more efficient. The five-door hatch, sedan and Sports Tourer are equipped with GMs next-generation six-speed manual with substantially lower friction.