Chevrolet Europe Unwraps its First Diesel Compact Car: 49 MPG Lacetti TCDi
28 November 2006
|Chevrolet Lacetti TCDi diesel.|
Chevrolet Europe will introduce its first diesel-engined compact car at this year’s Bologna Motor Show (7-17 December).
Set to go on sale in the first half of 2007, the new Lacetti TCDi comes with an all-new 2.0-liter common rail turbodiesel engine, developing 89 kW (120 hp) at 3,800rpm and 280 Nm (206 lb-ft) of torque at 2,000 rpm.
The new engine features a Bosch-developed 1,600-bar common-rail injection system and a lightweight alloy cylinder head and a balancer shaft help aid refinement and responsiveness.
The TCDi engine accelerates from 0-62 mph in 9.8 seconds and has a top speed of 117 mph, returning a combined fuel economy figure of 4.8 l/100km (49 mpg US) in the Lacetti five-door hatchback and 5.4 l/100km (44 mpg US) in the larger Lacetti Station Wagon.
The Euro-4 compliant unit emits 149 g CO2/km for the five-door hatch and 158g/km for the Wagon.
More than 160,000 of the gasoline version of the Lacetti have been sold across Europe since the model’s introduction in 2003.
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