When Opel introduced the updated 2015 Corsa late last year, the only engine announced at launch was the automaker’s new 1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylinder. A second engine option was offered upon the arrival of the Corsa OPC and its 207 horsepower 1.6-liter, but we had a hunch Opel had more up its sleeve. General Motors’ European arm confirmed our suspicions today, announcing a new 150 horsepower 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder for its three- and five-door Corsa.
The new 1.4-liter engine, which can also be found under the hood of the sporty Adam S, will return about 47 MPG on the European cycle (5.9 liters per 100 km) and meets Euro 6 emissions standards. In the Corsa, it results in a 0-62 mph of 8.9 seconds and top speed of 207 km/h, bridging the gap between the full fledged Corsa OPC and the base-level 1.0-liter model.
The 1.4-liter Corsa may be particularly attractive to those who put an even amount of emphasis on performance and practicality. While the Corsa OPC is only available as a three-door, the 1.4 Corsa Turbo can be had as both a three- and five-door. The black roof, black grille, chrome exhaust tailpipe and chrome trimmed fog lights are also standard, and a ‘Sport Stripes White Package’ offers white wheels and accents at no extra cost.
Taking the sporty looks to another level is an available Turbo Plus Packag. For 800 euros on five-door models and 950 euros on three-doors, Opel will include an OPC Line front spoiler and rear spoiler lip, body-colored side sills, and an OPC Line roof spoiler for thee door models. Inside, the package adds an OPC Line sports steering wheel, a leather-wrapped gearshift knob and handbrake and optional Recaro seats.
The Corsa Turbo is available in a “young, fresh and sporty’ entry-level Color Edition or a “sophisticated, well-equipped” Innovation version. In Germany, prices start at 17,380 euros for three-door models and 18,130 euros for five doors.