Opel Astra 2012, the range is updated and get a diesel BiTurbo

With the launch of the new Opel Astra OPC and Astra GTC, and the presentation of a promising Astra Sedan, it was time to update the rest of the range Opel Astra. The five-door models with compact body and family receive a small facelift and engine range is completed with the introduction of diesel BiTurbo of 195 hp. To top off this update of the German compact will premiere some of the technologies already put into practice the latest releases of Opel.

The new Opel Astra Front acquire new common features of the compact Opel, in the words of the brand itself after the submission of Sedan is complete, which never ceases to amaze is also expected as a convertible which lately have been allowed to see some spy photos. The range of engines ranging from 100 hp and 280 hp OPC, including a very low emission model, the 1.7 CDTI ecoFLEX with only 99 g / km CO2.

The 1.4 Turbo engine has also been updated with a system called overboost torque increases from 200 to 220 delivered Nm momentarily, when accelerating background in critical situations such as overtaking.

The arrival of the Opel Astra 2.0 CDTI BiTurbo a very performance based diesel
The peppers are hot diesel, which is why the most powerful Opel Astra so far except for the OPC will be a diesel powered model. The new Opel Astra BiTurbo mechanics will use a 2.0-liter diesel develops an output of 195 hp and massive maximum torque of 400 Nm between 1,750 and 2,500 rpm, as a reference is exactly the same as the Opel Astra OPC offers with its 280 hP. Obviously this model responds to the growing need of cars enjoy low consumption and sporty performance.

Specifically, the Opel Astra GTC will BiTurbo interesting figures for a compact of this nature. Its top speed exceeds 223 km / h and 0 to 100 km / h will practice in only 8 seconds, considering that it equips the GTC three-door body.

To a certain extent and bridging gaps could say that this diesel is an attempt to launch an OPC CDTI. Among other things the diesel BiTurbo receive a different exterior design that emphasizes its sporty.

The Opel Astra gets all the technology of its “big brothers”
The current Opel Astra will receive a range of technological equipment previously only fitted to the latest models of the German mark. Get the second generation of the Opel Eye camera with improved sign recognition, warning of unintended lane change indicator, clearance and pre-collision warning. It also introduces a camera and a rear parking assistant and the vehicle presence detector in the blind spot and an adaptive cruise control based on a radar system.

The AFL + adaptive lighting is also updated with the latest generation of this technology that automatically adjusts the light of long and short range and redirects the light beam according to the terms of the way in which circulated.


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