30 January 2006

New engine for Vectra, Signum

Vauxhalls' new unit brings increased performance and better fuel economy

Vauxhall Vectra and Signum

The Vauxhall Vectra and Signum now have a new 1.8-litre petrol engine.

Packing 138bhp, the new engine has variable valve timing. It replaces the 120bhp 1.8 unit.

The new engine brings the 0-62mph sprint time down to 9.9 seconds and pushes top speed up to 131mph.

On top of the increased performance, the 1.8-litre engine improves fuel economy to 39.2mpg and reduces carbon dioxide emissions.

The Vectra and Signum with this new 1.8-litre engine are on sale now, with prices starting at £14,740 for the Vectra and £17,995 for the Signum.

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