Engine Opel A16XHT

The 1.6-liter Opel A16XHT or LVP engine has been produced since 2013 at the company’s Hungarian plant and is installed on advanced versions of such popular models as the Insignia and Astra. This power unit has a more powerful Performance Turbo version under the A16SHT index.

The A10 line includes: A12XER, A14XER, A14NET, A16XER, A16LET and A18XER.

The engine was installed on:

  • Opel Astra J (P10) in 2012 – 2015;
  • Opel Insignia A (G09) in 2013 – 2017.


Production years since 2013
Displacement, cc 1598
Fuel system direct injection
Power output, hp 170
Torque output, Nm 260 – 280
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 79
Piston stroke, mm 81.5
Compression ratio 9.5
Features balance shafts
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator DCVCP
Turbocharging yes
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.55
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Opel Insignia 2015)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~275 000
Weight, kg 130

Disadvantages of the A16XHT engine

  • This engine often annoys with excessive noise, whistling and vibrations in operation;
  • There were several recall campaigns, the first due to falling off electrodes of candles;
  • Frequent cases of destruction of pistons were recorded, we advise you to replace them with forged ones;
  • A small resource here has a thermostat, a water pump, and a high-pressure fuel pump does not last long;
  • After 100,000 km, the balance shaft chain can stretch, and replacement is very expensive.

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