The Opel Astra GTC will now be available with the next-generation SIDI 1.6 liter ECOTEC turbo engine. The small 1.6 liter mill, which is currently offered in the Opel Insignia and Zafira Tourer, is the first of three new gasoline engines Opel plans to roll out between now and 2016.
The engine produces a power-dense 200 horsepower and a hefty 221 lb-ft of torque in the Astra GTC, propelling the hot hatchback from 0-60 in 7.9 seconds and onto a top speed of 142 mph (230 km/h). On the combined cycle, the Astra GTC will return about 43 mpg while dispelling 154 grams of CO2 per kilometer.
The Astra GTC with the 1.6 liter turbocharged engine will start at €25,250 including taxes in Germany.