The Opel Corsa Diesel Is Positively Eco-Tastic3
The new Opel Corsa turbo-diesel ought to represent an exemplary automobile to environmentally-friendly types around the world; an official release from Opel quotes emissions at a scant 82 grams CO2 per kilometer. For comparison, that’s a bit better than even the European-spec Toyota Prius.
Part of that has to do with the engine; the 1.3-liter CDTI (Common-rail Diesel Turbo-Intercooler) is an expert at sipping – not gulping – fuel. In this application, the EcoFlex is fitted with Automatic Start/Stop, and still manages a commendable 140 lb-ft of torque and 95 HP.
Coupled to that mill is perhaps the real trick up the Corsa Diesel’s sleeve: a five-speed Easytronic 3.0 automated-manual transmission. Opel claims that the 5-speed has less weight and less internal friction than a conventional automatic gearbox, lending the Opel all the benefit to efficiency of a manual transmission with the ease of automatic shifting. Plus, the gear spread is nice and wide, allowing the torque-happy little powerplant to run at low speeds.
Add to that brake energy recuperation and low rolling-resistance tires, and the 2015 Opel Corsa CDTI achieves an astonishing 3.1-liters per 100 km. That’s around 76 miles per gallon.
The new Opel Corsa CDTI becomes available in Germany starting this March.
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WOW, will that Engine make the Trip here???? 😉
>> Opel quotes emissions at a scant 82 grams CO2 per kilometer.
>> For comparison, that’s a bit better than even the European-spec Toyota Prius.
Several Points to note:
1. Corsa is a small car, if you really feel the need to, please compare it with the Yaris Hybrid which is 79g/km and of similar size
2. You will know by now that Diesels whether Eco or not, emit far higher amounts of other pollutants SOx NOx just to name a few so just mentioning the CO2 figure is misleading. Most European cities (including a few here in the UK) are due to tax wider emissions going forward.
3. If you really feel there is a benefit in mentioning the Prius, do also follow-up with a comment that the Prius sold currently was introduced in 2009 and so the tech is 6+ years old. A new version of the Prius is due to be out this year, so lets see how any of these so called Eco Diesels compare to that 🙂
FU.K the fuel economy ihii