Vauxhall has announced a new range of BiTurbo engines for the Movano offering higher power, more torque and greater efficiency. The company says that thanks to low fuel consumption and long service intervals, the new BiTurbo engines greatly reduce the cost of ownership for businesses and fleet operators.
Service internals have been extended to 40,000 kilometres (about 25,000 miles) or two years, while moderately priced spare parts and materials are claimed further to reduce operating costs.
The new engine portfolio consists exclusively of BiTurbo diesel power units. The 2.3-litre power units range from 128bhp to 178bhp and all comply with the strict Euro 6d-TEMP (light duty) or Euro V-Id (heavy duty) emissions standards. Compared with the previous generation, the engines boast five to 10 more horsepower and more torque. The top-of-the-line 178bhp BiTurbo develops maximum torque of 295 ft lb.
In addition to front-wheel drive, Vauxhall customers can select a rear-wheel drive configuration, improving the performance of the Movano for heavy duty applications. Both configurations include six-speed manual transmission and will, in future, also benefit from automated manual transmissions. Certain versions of the Movano are optionally available with all-wheel drive.
Rear-wheel drive versions of the Movano can be ordered with an optional limited-slip differential, providing additional traction on slippery surfaces such as at building sites. If one wheel starts to spin on a slippery surface, the torque is diverted to the wheel with more grip.