Opel Adam To Launch New 1.0 SIDI Engine At Geneva 2014
|   Sunday, February 23, 2014
At the 2014 Geneva Motor Show Opel Adam will present itself with a turbocharged three-cylinder gasoline, completely new and endowed with high torque at low speeds and efficiency levels that set new standards.

And that's not all: the new generation engine will be mated to a manual transmission with 6 speeds, which is also a new thing. In addition, the extra options in terms of colors and interiors will extend an almost unlimited range of possibilities for customization of the Adam model.


The Adam is the first car in the Opel range equipped with the 1.0 SIDI (Spark Ignition Direct Injection) turbocharged petrol unit, made entirely of aluminum. This engine has been developed by the German manufacturer at the International Technological Development Center in Rüsselsheim, Germany.

This powerful small engine will be available in two configurations. A configuration will have an output of 66 kW / 90 hp and in the other configuration it will have an output of 85 kW / 115 hp. Both provide high torque at low engine speeds of 166 Nm at just 1,800 rpm.

Like the two 1.6-liter units of medium size, which Opel has launched in recent months (1.6 ECOTEC turbo engine with gasoline direct injection and 1.6 CDTI (Common Rail Diesel Turbo Injection) diesel engine), the new 1.0 ECOTEC turbo engine with direct injection offers a high-class sophistication level of noise and vibration, remarkably small for a three-cylinder unit. These features are superior even to most four-cylinder engines.

Offered in conjunction with a completely new transmission with six gears, the new generation of three-cylinder engine is available with the standard start / stop function. The version making 66 kW / 90 hp ensures the Adam model sees a reduced consumption in mixed regime, of 4.3 liters per 100 kilometers, with CO2 emissions of just 99 g / km.

These are remarkable results for a gasoline engine, especially one so generous in values of power and torque. The systems that increase efficiency are direct fuel injection, variable valve timing, all-aluminum construction and a water pump that can be turned off.
The Opel Adam model with the direct injection 1.0 ECOTEC turbo engine will be on sale in late spring, and production will begin in the summer. It will be available not only with new propulsion systems, but with new colors.

At the Frankfurt Motor Show in September last year, Opel offered a preview of Adam's customization possibilities and now they become available.
The 5 new body colors are: elegant silver (Silverwalker), rich dark brown (Mr. Darkside), vibrant blue (Let it Blue), audacious lime green (Dancing Green) and a subtle warm grey (Pink-Kong).

"We not only set out to minimize fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, we also wanted to demonstrate that three cylinders can be just as refined as four or more. We tackled at source the balance, noise and vibration issues typical of conventional three-cylinder engines, and we're confident ADAM customers will be enthusiastic about the results" said Dr. Matthias Alt, Opel's Chief Engineer, Small Gasoline Engines.
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