Vauxhall's new 2.0-litre CDTi diesel engine will debut at next month's 2014 Paris Motor Show with 167bhp and 400Nm of torque.
The new state-of-the-art unit, available from next year, will be revealed in the Insignia and Zafira Tourer. The new engine replaces the current 160bhp 2.0 CDTi engine towards the top of Vauxhall's diesel range.
This highly efficient engine complies with Euro 6 standards and delivers almost five per cent more power and 14 per cent more torque while reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
Due to Vauxhall's focus on 'sound engineering' they have minimised both noise, by five decibels, and vibration from the new engine.
The new 2.0 CDTi runs as clean as a petrol engine thanks to Vauxhall's BlueInjection Selective Catalytic Reduction system. BlueInjection is an after-treatment which removes nitrogen dioxide from the engine's exhaust gases.
Stuart Harris, Vauxhall's Head of Carline Brand said: "This sophisticated engine makes a perfect partner for our top models including Insignia and Zafira Tourer. Its high power density, refinement and frugality place it among the very best diesels in its class."
Tim Tozer, Vauxhall's Chairman and Managing Director said: "This excellent new powertrain is part of the company's 4 billion investment in product and powertrain development, which is helping to bring 23 new products and 13 new engines to market. This new large diesel engine is extremely important to Vauxhall as a sizable amount of customers chose a 2.0-litre CDTi engine."
This 2.0-litre CDTi unit is the latest step in Vauxhall's powertrain offensive, following the introduction of new 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engines and a 1.0-litre three cylinder petrol powertrain.
by: Danielle Bagnall