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2012 Opel Astra ecoFLEX Announced

2012 Opel Astra ecoFLEX

General Motors announced this week the 2012 Opel / Vauxhall Astra ecoFLEX that promises to deliver an emissions level of only 99 g/km. The car is powered by a 1.7-liter CDTI turbodiesel engine that benefits from the common-rail technology and generates 130 hp (96 kW) and 300 Nm of torque, available between 2,000 and 2,500 rpm.

2012 Opel Astra ecoFLEX

To further improve fuel efficiency, the engineers improved the car’s aerodynamics, lowered the chassis by 12 mm and installed low rolling resistance tires, along with the implementation of the start/stop system.

2012 Opel Astra ecoFLEX

Unfortunately, General Motors forgot to mention what really interests us – fuel consumption. We hope that they’ll divulge the figures pretty soon.

They did mention that in order to reduce the gas emissions, they’ve implemented a technology called Clean Tech Combustion, along with braking energy recuperation and a thermal management system. The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission with reduced friction.

Source: General Motors via ZerCustoms

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