The Vauxhall Cascada is to be fitted with a new flagship 197bhp 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine, due to make its debut at next month’s Frankfurt Motor Show.
The new 1.6-litre direct-injection turbo petrol engine is a newly designed four-cylinder SIDI (Spark Ignition Direct Injection) motor. It follows the new 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo engine announced by Vauxhall, which is available in the Vauxhall Adam supermini.
The new engines from Vauxhall are part of their plan to replace 80 per cent of the entire Vauxhall engine range with higher-powered and more efficient motors.
“The completely new, even more powerful 1.6 SIDI turbo with 197bhp debuting at Frankfurt makes our mid-size Cascada an extremely attractive offer to convertible buyers,” said Martin Vögler, Global Chief Engineer MGE Engines. “The new top-of-the-line petrol engine expands the Cascada powertrain portfolio with a high-output and torque champion.”
Power from the new 1.6-litre engine is up by 11 per cent over the comparable 1.6-litre turbo predecessor and torque is up by an impressive 30 per cent, totalling 300Nm, helping the Cascada achieve a top speed of 146mph.
Order books for the Cascada with the 1.6-litre SIDI engine will open in October.