2013 Frankfurt Preview: Opel Cascada gets a 200 hp 1.6-liter SIDI turbo engine

Article by Anita Panait, on August 23, 2013

Opel will unveil a powerful version of its 1.6 SIDI turbo engine generation inside an Opel Cascada at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA), which is set from September 12 to 22, 2013. The engine is second of the newly designed Opel four-cylinder engines that features gasoline direct injection (SIDI = Spark Ignition Direct Injection), marking the acme Opel’s 1.6-liter class.

This new engine could provide up to 147 kW (200 hp) of output, and up to 300 Newton meters of torque, allowing the Cascada to reach a maximum speed of 235 km/h. The first 1.6 SIDI turbo has the capability to provide up to 125 kW (170 hp), and has been offered since Cascada was launch in the spring. Both the 1.6 SIDI turbo engines are released for unlimited usage of regular and super gasoline fuel.

The newer 1.6 SIDI turbo does not only provides 11 percent more power, but also returns up to 300 Nm of torque with overboost, which is 70 Nm more than the comparable 1.6-liter turbo predecessor. The newer 1.6 SIDI turbo’s 125 hp is also considered top of its class.

Despite the power and torque the newer SIDI engine provides, it still enables the Cascada to have decent fuel efficiency figures at 6.7 liters per 100 km, which is equivalent to preliminary carbon emission figures of 158 g/km. The high-performance version of the new mid-size Cascada convertible is easily recognizable thanks to its two exhaust tailpipes.

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