The Opel Grandland X is now available with a new range-topping four-cylinder engine, and more specifically a 1.6-liter turbocharged gasoline unit.
Sourced from the brand’s new parent company, the PSA Group, the engine features direct injection and delivers 180 PS (178 hp) at 5,500 rpm and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque at 1,750 rpm.
Opel says the new PureTech all-aluminum unit has direct throttle response and helps the Grandland X accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 8.0 seconds and reach a top speed of 222 km/h (138 mph). The 1.6-liter turbo-four is linked as standard to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
As for the efficiency part, the automaker says the new unit helps the Grandland X produce low emissions, thanks to an exhaust after-treatment system that includes a Gasoline Particulate Filter (GPF). As a result, it meets the future Euro 6d-TEMP emissions standard.
Thanks in part to the start-stop system, the Grandland X 1.6 Direct Injection Turbo’s combined fuel economy is rated at 5.7 l/100 km (49.5 mpg UK, 41.3 mpg US). The figure is calculated according to the new WLTP cycle and converted to NEDC for comparison.
Customers will be able to select the new top-of-the-line engine on the Ultimate trim level, which comes with several upscale features as standard. Those include 19-inch BiColor alloys, silver-colored roof rails, premium ergonomic seats, leather trim, Denon sound system, as well as many driver assistance and infotainment systems.