Opel releases most powerful diesel Astra ever

Opel has released details of its most powerful diesel-engined Astra using the company’s 2.0 BiTurbo CDTI unit.

Previously seen in the Insignia, the brawny, twin-turbocharged four-cylinder engine is now available for the Astra GTC coupe, five-door hatchback and Sports Tourer estate version, providing an output of 143 kW (195 hp) and 400 Nm of torque, a sub-eight second 0-100 km/h time and a top speed of 226 km/h (140 mph) in the five-door model (Sports Tourer: 222 km/h, GTC: 223 km/h). The addition of a Start/Stop function helps to keep consumption to a minimum, with the GTC using just 4.9 litres every 100 kilometres and its counterparts needing just 0.2l more to cover the same distance.

Visually, the 2.0 BiTurbo CDTI cars wear slightly restyled bodywork, with a colour-coded grille bar, more aggressive front bumper with revised air intake, rear bumper insert and twin exhaust tailpipes. Inside the cabin there’s a flat-bottomed leather steering wheel, JetBlack fabric or optional leather seats with red stitching and seams and exclusive floor mats with red edging.

[Source: Opel]

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