Up to 19 per cent lower CO2: the most efficient Opel Astra ever
Thanks to excellent aerodynamics as well as highly efficient new engines and transmissions, the new generation Opel Astra sets standards for efficiency and low emissions. Compared with the previous model, CO2 has been cut by up to 19 per cent.
The 1.2-1.5-litre three-cylinder power units produce 105hp to 145hp, making both the Astra five-door and Sports Tourer real fuel-saving and CO2 champions. A counter-rotating balance shaft in the block of the three-cylinder engines offsets vibrations. The new turbocharged petrol and Diesel engines, which are as economical as they are lively, are primarily responsible for the exemplary efficiency.
The low consumption and CO2 figures are also enabled by the modern six-speed manual gearboxes, the seven-speed continuously variable transmission (CVT) and – for the first time at Opel – a new nine-speed automatic. Meticulous development in the wind tunnel also made a significant contribution to the reductions in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
As a result, the new Astra is one of the most aerodynamic compact cars on the market. At 0.25 Cx, the Sports Tourer belongs to the estate cars with the lowest drag coefficient in the world, while the five-door leads the hatchback class at 0.26 Cx.
Thanks to state-of-the-art emissions reduction technologies such as Gasoline Particulate Filter (GPF) and Diesel Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR), all the Astra’s new powertrains already meet Euro 6d.
But the new Opel Astra, which can already be ordered in a few weeks, not only boasts exemplary aerodynamics and engine technology. It also comes with many other top technologies, from the new front and rear view camera to the digital speedometer and the next generation of infotainment.
The E-Call emergency call system is also on board. A wireless charger in the centre console for smartphones is optionally available.