When Europeans think of speed, the Opel/Vauxhall Zafira Tourer is perhaps one of the last things to come to mind. Next to glaciers, and London traffic. But things are changing, as the Zafira Tourer has just been announced to offer a new 2.0L twin-turbo diesel engine with 195 horsepower, and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque.
This punchy little engine is claimed to rocket the 2013 Zafira Tourer BiTurbo from 0-100 kph (62 mph) in 8.9 seconds, and will pull all the way to 218 kph (135 mph). Sure, it’s no Camaro, but as far as seven-seat diesel compact MPV models go, it’s now one of the fastest on the market. All while using a mere combined 5.6 l/100 km of diesel fuel according the the European fuel economy scale. That also translates to 50.4mpg in the English cycle, while producing CO2 emissions of 149g/km.
Deliveries are expected to begin in April, but interested buyers can now order the Zafira Tourer BiTurbo for €35,405 (including VAT) in Germany, and £27,685 in Great Britain.