Friday, October 30, 2009
Come January 2010, Opel will be releasing the Corsa ecoFLEX to the European nations. The Corsa ecoFlex is powered by a 1.3-liter CDTi diesel engine with a variable geometry turbo for a total output of 95HP, or 28 per cent more power than the existing 75HP Corsa ecoFLEX. As the title suggest this Corsa consumes 3.7 l/100 km (63.3 mpg US or 76.3 mpg UK) of fuel & releasing just 98 g/km CO2 as a three-door. The 5-door version emits 1g/km more than the former means you can still save on your annual road tax.
Among the engineering works involved in achieving these figures includes lowering the car by 20mm to improve aerodynamics, more efficient wheel caps & optimizing the air flows via the air intakes. In addition to that, new 175/70 tires that are roll-resistance-optimized and fitted to lighter, 14-inch steel wheels.
The transmission unit is a 5 speed manual with elongated gear ratio. In line with Opel's goal of producing a fun yet eco-friendly car, 190 Nm of torque available between 1750 and 3250 rpm provides that extra oommph to pull away from traffic. The ecoFlex takes 12.3 seconds to reach 100 km/h (62mph) from a standstill with a top speed of 177 km/h (110mph) . Oh by the way I find the car bears striking resemblance to the Hyundai i20. What do u think?
Source : Opel