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For the customers it would be interesting to have a choice out 3 engines with different power and torque
- 4 cyl base
- 4 cyl turbo
- V6 (turbo)
A third engine will make new costs of development and GM would not sell a single car more as now because the demand is higher as the production capacity.
If demand would decrease in the later future GM could decide to put a 6 cylinder engine out of the ecotec programm (2.8 L Turbo 230 to 280 hp) as a third choice.
Examples of Opel engines:
2.8L V6 Turbo.........230 hp - 330 Nm (243 lb-ft) betw. 1,800 and 4,500
2.8L V6 Turbo S......250 hp - 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) betw. 1,800 and 4,500
2.8L V6 Turbo OPC..280 hp - 355 Nm (262 lb-ft) betw. 1,800 and 4,500
Or the 3.6L V6 DOHC - 252 hp, 251 lb-ft out of the Aura XR.
But IMO there is no need to do that the next years.
Waiting for the Opel GT
Colour not yet decided
Helmut Herrmann Robert Tiede RIP (*15.5.1950 - † 11.5.2007)