The Opel Astra gets a new diesel engine donated, reached the Euro 6d temp exhaust emission standard. The new Biturbo engine has a sequential charging. This means that at low rpm, the smaller number of blades is active, and only at higher speeds, the second, larger Turbine in the action figures.

Opel is going to kill the turbo lag

The principle is in the automotive industry, is well known. However, Opel has refined this design principle with an electric blade adjustment in the case of the smaller Turbine. Thus the response behavior of the charged unit should be improved. The technical Trick served its purpose, and the infamous turbo lag at low rpm, the factory is in comparison to the predecessor engine with 1.6 liters of engine displacement is smaller. press-inform / Opel, The Opel Astra five-door car is 4.37 m long.

The maximum torque of 350 Newton metres is already available at 1500 Rev/min and in combination with the six-speed manual transmission (automatic transmission, this engine Version for the time being, no) acts of self-detonator supple and will rotate willingly. However, the engine power at higher speeds from its Combustion method offers the best acoustically no secret.

performance: No Wow-effect

The driving performance are not in order; but now a Wow effect one would expect due to the comparatively low weight of around 1.4 tons: After nine seconds the Golf opponents are on the out-of-the road speed, the heading ends but only if at least 225 km/h. it Selects the driving program “Sport”, the Astra felt more spirited, the accelerator implements the commands of the pilot faster and the steering is firmer.

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According to the WLTP cycle is measured by means of the Astra with the new engine of 5.7 liters per 100 kilometers. Thanks to the low weight of the Golf opponents is reflected also in the curves and during fast changes of direction well, good-natured, but at some point, the Opel will not be able to hide the typical under steer tendency of a vehicle with front-wheel drive. The Seating position is too high, the circuit is easily accessible, but it could be for our taste a bit more precisely designed. The sportiness usually goes hand in hand with a tighter suspension and the Astra can’t handle this conflict, which can be seen in the case of floor unevenness.

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In the 4.37 m long Compact-Opel, the passengers have a good front place, also in the rear the legroom is sufficient. The Luggage compartment has a volume of 370 up to 1210 litres when you put the Backrests of the rear bench, it creates a level. When it comes to Infotainment Opel makes every effort to stay on the amount of time. The button Orgy of the predecessor is long gone and the operation with the help of the eight inch touch screen is also easier than in the past. The graphics of the system is improved, but still not the reference in its class.

Navi with some improvements

At the connectivity of the Rüsselsheimer give also effort and provide such helpful functions, such as real-time traffic or Online map updates. However, the data come in the new Version of the Infotainment exclusively on the Hotspot of the smartphone of the driver in the car. The OnStar Version is also available, different. Anyone who wants to, can integrate the phone with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. press-inform / Opel Are both Backrests of the rear bench folded forward, it creates a level

as before, the Matrix LED light of the Astras in the compact class is a real pound, with the Opel scores. However, this technique is only at the Top as standard, otherwise the “IntelliLux”light will cost 1450 Euro additional charge. The 1.6-litre Biturbo Diesel is the currently the third equipment line, the “120 years” is available and will cost at least 27.720 EUR. Here, the Auto-Newsletter

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type Opel Astra 1.6 twin-turbo engine four-cylinder diesel engine displacement (cm3) 1598 power in HP (KW) at rpm 1 150 (110) at 4000 Max. Torque (Nm) bei Umin-1 350 Nm at 1500 Rev/min High
speed (km/h)
225 acceleration 0-100 km/h (sec.) 9 transmission 6-speed manual drive front wheel drive Fuel type Diesel fuel consumption EU Drittelmix (l/100 km) 5,7 CO2-emissions (g/km) 149 length (mm) 4370 width (mm) 1871 height (mm) 1485 weight manufacturer
1393 max. Payload (kg) 550 price (euros) 29.410,00 € emission standard Euro-6 d temp


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