Opel Vectra: Engines: New top-of-the-line 2.8 V6 turbo engine, extended diesel range, DPF standard

A wide range of modern ECOTEC engines is available for the new Vectra and Signum - five gasoline engines (1.6 - 2.8 liter, 100 - 230 hp) and four CDTI common-rail diesels (1.9 - 3.0 liter, 100 - 184 hp), which are equipped with a maintenance-free diesel particulate filter as standard. All engines comply with the Euro 4 emissions standard.

The most powerful engine for all versions of the Vectra and the Signum is an all-new 2.8-liter aluminum gasoline six-cylinder unit with a twin-scroll turbocharger for plenty of power in all driving situations. The sixty-degree V6 with variable valve control delivers 90 percent of its maximum torque of 330 Nm at 1500 rpm. Peak torque is provided across a wide range from 1800 to 4500 rpm. Driving performance with this engine is equally impressive: only 7.3 seconds are required for the zero to 100 km/h sprint and top speed (electronically limited) is 250 km/h - a new record for the Vectra.

The top-of-the-line diesel engine is the 3.0 V6 CDTI with 135 kW/184 hp and maximum torque of 400 Nm available from 1900 rpm. The Vectra sedan boasts fuel consumption of only 6.9 liters per 100 km with this engine. New to the diesel range is a 100 hp version - in addition to the 120 hp and 150 hp units - of the 1.9 CDTI engine. The 1.9-liter units feature newest-generation multiple direct injection and high torque values (260 to 320 Nm) with low MVEG average fuel consumption (5.7 to 5.9 liters per 100 km).

Depending on the engine, either a five or six-speed manual or automatic transmission is available for the front-wheel drive Vectra and Signum. Apart from the 1.6 and 1.8-liter entry-level gasoline units, all engines are equipped ex works with a six-speed manual gearbox, while an adaptive six-speed automatic with ActiveSelect is available for the 2.8 V6 Turbo, the 150 hp 1.9 CDTI and the 3.0 V6 CDTI. With this transmission, it is also possible to change gear manually in a second shift gutter. In addition, the engine adapts to prevailing driving style and conditions.

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