OPEL ASTRA ecoFlex fuel economy improving

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The new Opel Astra debuts in England as Vauxhall ecoFLEX version. Equipped with the 1.3 diesel with 95 hp Euro 5 and particulate filter, the 5-door model with Start/Stop system, declares an average consumption of 4.2 l/100 km, a very interesting result especially when compared with the previous model, which used the 110 hp 1.7-liter engine with consumption of 4.5 l/100 km. Thanks to this technology and a range of mechanical and aerodynamic improvements, customers can get the best fuel efficiency and respecting the environment.

SAME PRICES: the new Opel Astra 1.3 CDTI ecoFLEX has an average list price of 19,000 euro (excluding taxes), the same as the previous model, with no shutdown system and auto start; main technical features remain also unchanged: diesel common rail with variable geometry turbo, power 95 hp, maximum torque 190 Nm between 1,750 and 3,250 rpm.

ENGINE
: The multi-valve turbo diesel of 95 hp 1.3 CDTI, has also the new engine control unit E59, in addition to a optimized EGR valve to recirculate exhaust gas now water-cooled to further reduce emissions. The particulate filter (DPF) is offered as standard. Astra 1.3 CDTI ecoFLEX is fitted with five-speed manual transmission optimized to minimize power consumption. Version 1.3 CDTI ecoFLEX is available on the new Sports Tourer, which consumes 4.1 lt/100 km and has a level of emissions of 109 g / km CO2.

Astra ecoFLEX is part of the range Opel ecoFLEX diesel with low CO2 emissions, which also includes the Corsa 1.3 CDTI 95 hp (94 g / km)  and Insignia 2.0 CDTI with 118 kW/160 hp (129 g / km).

 

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gabriele pisano

I’d take the new 138 HP Hyundai Accent, that will cost thousands less, get great fuel economy on regular gas, and blow the doors of the Astra.

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