Three compact models, the Lacetti, Lacetti/Nubira sedan and Lacetti/Nubira station wagon, will use the 2.0-liter 89 kW / 121 hp common rail engine which delivers a powerful maximum torque of 280 Nm / 207 ft-lbs at 2,000 rpm. This allows the three models to attain a 0 to 100 km/h / 62 mph in 9.8 seconds and have a top speed of 186 km/h / 115 mph. The sedan uses just 5.7L per 100km as measured by the Motor Vehicle Emissions Group to give 41 mpg and over 1,000 kilometers / 621 miles maximum range.
The four-valve, turbocharged SOHC engine uses the latest-generation Bosch common-rail system to benefit from high combustion chambers pressures and has an aluminum cylinder head and a balance shaft.
Over 160,000 Lacettis and Nubiras were sold across Europe between 2002 and October 2006. The models will be available from March 2007 in Europe.
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