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    Why is the 22. so underpowered??

    As the title, the 2.2 is a cracking engine, but why is it only 146/8 BHP, surely it should be pushing more as standard, like at least 170BHP.It's got soo much potential. Most other makes that have a 2.2 push out more power.
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    vauxhall had the Z20let out when the 2.2 was in the astra G it would not make sence to have 2 200bhp lumps in the same car
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    the 2.2 was to replace the 2.0 16v lump

    also cost it costs more to get big power from a NA car
    a turbo is a cheap way to get power out of a engine

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    I understand that, but they could have given us more than 146.
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    is it underpowered in comparison with other engines in the G?

    1.8 - 125
    2.0 - 134
    2.2 - 144

    see the progression - add 200cc and the power goes up by approx 10

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamee View Post
    I understand that, but they could have given us more than 146.
    look at the astra H they used a 170bhp z20lel 200bhp z20ler are both the same lump with only ecu changed
    240bhp z20leh new block
    no 2.2 in the astra but the zaffy b gets a 2.2 engine

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    But other makes have more power, it is soo easy to get another 50 BHP out of it, factory wise, but soo expensive for us to tune.
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    my 3ltr 24valve straight six jobbie is only 230bhp. the spec/figures percentage increase seems about right n stuff. Get a remap (£250) and you'll see some more ponies. I intend to.

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    the way they look at it
    its to plug the gap the 2.0 16v engine left
    no point in them giving it 190bhp when that will take sales from the Gsi's
    also it would of cost more to sell and to insure
    50bhp out from factory would of needed
    cams
    head work
    ecu work
    exhaust
    inlet manifold
    = more money on the base price

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    so easy to get another 50bhp? LMAO

    Why VX need to a 200bhp 2.2 in the borchure when they already have a range of Z20LE(X) engines that covers that?

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    P man - but that will only give you 8-10 extra.
    Danny, i understand, but the US use/choose this engine as it's got soo much potential, and alot of them are not supercharged/turboed etc. look at Ffoeg, he has his pushing out 170+, but it has cost him a packet, and he did all of it himself. I just think that they could have giving us at least 160 as standard, then a nice jump up to the lets.
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