Opel has announced the Zafira Tourer’s engine lineup will be now include the company’s 120 horsepower CDTi 1.6-liter four-cylinder “whisper diesel” engine, joining the 134 horsepower version of the 1.6-liter diesel which made its debut in the compact van last year.
The new diesel engine is paired with standard start/stop technology and a braking energy recuperation system, which converts a part of the kinetic energy taken from the car in overrun mode to electricity, charging the cars battery. When the battery is charged fully, it will be used to power the various electronics in the car instead of using energy which would normally be created via the diesel engine. The system activates automatically when the driver lifts their foot off the gas or presses the brake pedal and helps reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
The new diesel engine meets new Euro 6 emissions standards, and received an ‘A’ energy efficiency label in Germany. It will achieve 4.5 l/100 km (52 European MPG) in the combined cycle with emissions of only 119 g/km CO2, Opel says.
A 2.0-liter diesel is also available in the Zafira in 110 horsepower, 130 horsepower, 165 horsepower and 195 horsepower versions. The Zafira Tourer with the 120 horsepower 1.6-liter diesel engine is now available in Germany from 26,850 euros ($35,845 USD).