The range topping Opel Cascada Turbo, which made its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, has officially gone on sale in Germany with a starting price of 29,490 euros ($40,572 USD) after the initial launch of the vehicle.
The 1.6 liter ECOTEC Direct Injection Turbo engine, part of Opel’s new family of small engines, is producing 200 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque in the Cascada, enough to bring the convertible to top speed of 146 mph (235 km/h).
Customers will not have to trade fuel efficiency for power when opting for the Cascada’s most powerful engine, as the 1.6 will consume only 6.7 liters of fuel for every 100 kilometers, or roughly 35.1 mpg on the combined cycle. C02 emissions are rated at 158 g/km.
In addition to the new powerplant, the Cascada has received two new paint schemes, Emerald Green lacquer and double-layer Magentic Silver. The folding soft top roof also adds a new color to its palette, Khaki Grey. Inside the Casacda offers Opel’s IntelliLink infotainment system with a seven-inch color display and optional rear-view backup camera.
Despite the potency of this small motor, GM has not announced plans to implement it in the North American market.