Car manufacturers continually improve upon the engine’s design, ultimately creating fascinating machines capable of incredible speeds. In the latest line-up of great designs, Vauxhall’s 1.6 SIDI turbo has really stood out, offering drivers an unprecedented number of unique features. If you’re looking for a lot of power from a little package, the Vauxhall Cascada may be for you.
Set to officially premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show later next month, Vauxhall’s new high-performance 1.6 direct-injection turbo engine is already making some massive waves, gathering a following unlike any other. The reason for this is that it has been linked to its ability to produce 200PS, 300Nm torque and a top speed of 146mph without batting an eyelid, making it quite a powerful engine.
The magic behind the SIDI (Spark Ignition Direct Injection) turbo engine is found in the manufacturing. The engine block will be able to withstand incredible combustion pressures up to 130 bars in the cylinder due to the cast iron with aluminium baseplate. “In contrast to the 170PS version, a different type for piston was developed for the 200PS model and the compression ratio was reduced from 10.5 to 9.5;1.”
Martin Vögler, Global Chief Engineer MGE Engines recently said: “The completely new, even more powerful 1.6 SIDI turbo with 200PS debuting at Frankfurt 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 SIDI turbo with 200PS and 300Nm torque as well as the BiTurbo CDTI with 195PS and 400Nm.”
The new SIDI turbo engine promises to complete the Cascada’s engine portfolio, offering several powerful powertrains. It will join the ranks of the 1.4 turbo 140PS as well as 170PS 1.6-litre petrol direct injection unit. Along with these will also be a 2.0-litre turbo diesel with 165PS and the 195PS 2.0 BiTurbo CDTI.