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FIVE POWER UNITS UNDER 100G CO2: NEW OPEL ASTRA AVAILABLE TO ORDER
|Date: 22 Aug 2019
||Author Type: Press Release
|Author: Opel South Africa
|Source: Opel South Africa
Rüsselsheim. The new Opel Astra
celebrates its public premiere at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt
(public days September 12-22). The five-door limousine (from €19,990, all
prices RRP incl. VAT in Germany) and the Sports Tourer (from €20,990) are now
available to order and come in the trim lines Edition, GS Line, Elegance,
Ultimate and as the “120 Years” special model. This new Astra is the most
efficient ever with up to 21 per cent lower CO2 emissions than the predecessor.
Five of the seven powertrain combinations on offer even undercut the magical
100 gram mark for CO2 emissions per
kilometre driven (according to NEDC1). With a completely new generation of
engines and transmissions, the Opel Astra sets standards for low emissions,
putting it at the top of the compact class.
The Astra’s ultra-modern three-cylinder
petrol and diesel engines ensure lively driving performance and guarantee top
driving comfort with minimum noise generation. A counter-rotating balance shaft
in the block of the three-cylinder engines offsets vibrations. The base power
units have a six-speed manual gearbox as standard. A new stepless automatic
(continuously variable) transmission and a smooth-shifting nine-speed automatic
also contribute to lower fuel consumption and higher comfort.
Meticulous development in the wind
tunnel also made a significant contribution to the reductions in fuel
consumption and CO2 emissions. At
0.26 Cd, 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 Cd. As a result, the new Astra is one of
the most aerodynamic compact cars on the market.
The Astra’s agile chassis has been
further developed. New shock absorbers increase comfort. The optional dynamic
chassis features stiffer dampers, a more direct steering and a Watts link at
the rear axle.
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 the future Euro 6d emission standard. The new all-aluminium engines are
equipped as standard with fuel-saving stop/start technology. The new Astra 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.
Efficiency champions: up to 21 per cent
lower CO2 emissions
petrol units: three 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbo engines with 99 g/km CO2
diesels: two 1.5-litre three-cylinder units with manual gearbox and 94 g/km CO2
generation engines: all powertrains already meet future Euro 6d standard
aerodynamics: lowest drag coefficients reduce consumption
innovations: optimised front camera and digital instruments
premiere: at the IAA in Frankfurt from September 12-22 in hall 11.0
The new turbocharged petrol and diesel
engines, which are as economical as they are lively, are primarily responsible
for the exemplary efficiency.
The compact, three-cylinder, turbo
petrol units are available with 1.2 and 1.4-litre displacements. With power
outputs extending from 81kW (110hp) to 107kW (145hp) and maximum torque from
195 to 236 Newton metres, they achieve an excellent balance between performance
and efficiency (NEDC1 fuel
consumption: urban 6.4-5.2 l/100 km, extra-urban 4.2-3.8 l/100 km, combined
5.0-4.3 l/100 km, 116-99 g/km CO2; WLTP2 combined: 6.2-5.2, 142-119 g/km
figures). The new Astra 1.2 Direct Injection Turbo is combined with a six-speed
manual gearbox while the Astra 1.4 Direct Injection Turbo is available with stepless
automatic transmission. Integration of the water-cooled exhaust manifold in the
cylinder head contributes to quick engine warm-up, which lowers emissions after
a cold start. All petrol engines feature variable valve timing and are up to
six kilogrammes lighter than the previous three-cylinder units. The 1.2 Turbo
petrol engine with 96kW (130hp) emits around 21 per cent less CO2 than the comparable predecessor
model. Typical for Opel is the excellent transient throttle response of the
petrol engines – at 1,500 rpm, 90 per cent of the maximum torque is already
available within 1.5 seconds of flooring the accelerator.
High efficiency: less than 100 g/km CO2 from new Astra turbo-diesel
The new Astra’s 1.5-litre diesel
engines have the same positive characteristics. The reduced-friction,
light-alloy engines feature a balance shaft and variable-geometry
turbochargers. The common rail fuel injection system operates at up to 2,000
bar. The high-tech three-cylinder units offer 77kW (105hp) to 90kW (122hp) and
depending on power output 260 to 300Nm of maximum torque (NEDC1 fuel consumption : urban 6.0-4.0
l/100 km, extra-urban 4.0-3.2 l/100 km, combined 4.7-3.6 l/100 km, 125-94 g/km
CO2; WLTP2 combined: 5.6-4-4, 147-117 g/km
Optimum exhaust after-treatment of the
Astra 1.5 diesel is delivered by the state-of-the-art emissions reduction
system consisting of a passive oxidation catalyst, AdBlue injector, SCR
catalyst and Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF).
Fully digital: new front and rear view
camera, digital speedometer
The Opel Astra already offers a
portfolio of state-of-the-art technologies and assistance systems that is
unrivalled in this vehicle class – first and foremost the adaptive, glare-free
IntelliLux LED® matrix light.
The new Astra is also available with optional extra energy-efficient LED
headlamps that each consume only 13 watts in normal use. The extensive offer
also includes systems such as adaptive cruise control, following distance
indication, forward collision alert with automatic emergency braking, traffic
sign recognition and lane keep assist, to name but a few. Also available are
AGR-certified (Aktion Gesunder Rücken e.V.)
ergonomic seats – in fabric, Alcantara or premium leather trim – with
ventilation and massage function. The Astra is also highly digitalised with a
new optional high-tech front camera as well as rear view camera.
The new front camera is
smaller and more powerful than before, thanks to a faster processor. It now not
only detects vehicles, but also pedestrians – an important safety bonus.
The digital rear view camera available in conjunction
with the new Multimedia Navi Pro infotainment system is also more powerful. The
view of the traffic behind the vehicle on the monitor is more distinct and
precise; the contrasts are more visible in the dark.
Astra customers enjoy top connectivity
with the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible systems Multimedia Radio, Multimedia Navi and Multimedia Navi Pro. They belong to the newest
infotainment generation – smarter, faster and more intuitive. The
top-of-the-line Multimedia Navi Pro – as in the Opel Insignia flagship – has
an eight-inch colour touchscreen with a display
choice in “Tour” or “Sport” mode. Multimedia Navi Pro can be individualised and
also be operated by voice control. Connected Navigation services with real-time
traffic information and online map updates make the journey more relaxed. The
navigation display itself appears with redesigned symbols in a fresher, more modern
look. The same applies to the instrument cluster: drivers in the new Opel Astra
are the first to have a digital speedometer.
Driving pleasure: wireless charging and
Bose sound system
Comfort is a top priority in the new
Astra. A practical feature when travelling: compatible smartphones can now also
be charged inductively via wireless charging.
All you have to do is insert your smartphone into the opening provided in the
The new Astra transforms into a concert
hall with the optional Bose high-end sound system.
A total of seven loudspeakers including a RichBass subwoofer under the boot
ensure optimum listening pleasure. The driver and passengers are surrounded by
a rich sound – regardless of where they are in the vehicle. In addition, up to
eight different sound profiles can be stored via the digital amplifier –
depending on the taste and preference of the music lover.
Last but not least, the new Astra
introduces another comfort feature that makes driving in the cold season more
pleasant and safer: the heated windscreen.
Fine, almost invisible wires in the windscreen ensure that Astra drivers
quickly have a clear view of the road on frosty days and that the windscreen no
longer fogs up.
In great demand with the Asta Sports
Tourer and still on offer: the sensor-controlled tailgate that automatically
opens and closes as soon as the driver moves his foot under the rear bumper
with the key in his pocket.
The new Opel Astra again sets standards
in its class with these top technologies as well as with exemplary fuel
consumption and CO2 values for both
diesel and petrol engines.