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The new Opel Mokka 1.6 CDTI has been unveiled prior to its Paris motor show debut. Onwards from early 2015, the car will be available with a new 1.6 litre turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine pumping out 136 hp and 320 Nm of torque.

Opel’s 1.6 litre CDTI is part of the company’s new all-aluminium diesel engine range and is available with a six-speed manual as well as a six-speed automatic. Both transmission options are mated to a choice of either front or all-wheel drive. Performance figures include a 0-100 km/h time of just 9.9 seconds and a top speed of 191 km/h.

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In typical diesel fashion, the advantage is most obvious with in-gear accelerations figures – the Mokka clocking in a 80 to 120 km/h time of just 9.9 seconds in fifth gear. The 1.6 litre CDTI complies with Euro 6 emission standards, consuming just 24.4 km/litre of fuel and emitting 109 g/km of CO2 when paired to the six-speed manual transmission.

Methods employed by Opel engineers to achieve the desired results in terms of performance and engine emissions include variable turbine geometry (VTG) turbos and a Lean NOx Trap (LNT) system – an after-treatment system for the exhaust that uses a diesel particulate filter that captures and reduces nitrogen oxide from the exhaust gases.