Thursday, 27 December 2012

!NEW! Opel Zafira Tourer 1.6 T CNG is "AUTO TEST Winner in Green"

 "Lounge on Wheels" leaving all competitors behind

The independent environmental institute "ÖKOTREND" and the magazine "AUTO TEST" have declared the Zafira Tourer 1.6 CNG Turbo ecoFLEX the most environmentally friendly car in its class. With 89.8 points refers to the winner of the "Golden Steering Wheel 2012" competitors VW Sharan 2.0 TDI BlueMotion Technology and Ford S-Max 1.6 EcoBoost on the second and third places.

"The Zafira Tourer is the undisputed bestseller and flagship of our CNG fleet," says Frank Leibold, Sales and Marketing Manager OSV. "The award confirms once again that we have the perfect blend of comfort, functionality and environmental friendliness." Has been one of Opel to the manufacturers with the most diverse range of vehicles with alternative fuels. The brand is, for example, a pioneer in environmentally friendly cars with CNG natural gas (Compressed Natural Gas).

Opel Zafira Tourer 1.6 Turbo CNG ecoFLEX
Since 1995, the Institute for Environmental Research rated vehicles annually in twelve categories for the environmental ranking. In addition to the vehicle-related values ​​such as consumption, pollutant emissions and noise of the entire life cycle of models flows into the review with one - of the production and logistics to recycling. How manufacturers perceive their environmental and social responsibility is weighted at 14 percent.

Zafira Tourer CNG: Opel's innovative natural gas engines for Master of Variability

The range of the Opel Zafira Tourer 1.6 Turbo CNG ecoFLEX natural gas operation is 530 kilometers - that's class record, made possible by high-tech tanks made from carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) with 25 kilograms of natural gas capacity. The 14.4-liter reserve gasoline tank of MonovalentPlus system provides additional scope. The optimized operation of the gas turbine engine produces 110 kW/150 hp, maximum torque is 210 Nm and speeds up the van ready for a top speed of 200 km / h It consumes only 4.7 kg in the combined cycle (7.2 m3) of natural gas per 100 kilometers, the CO2 emissions of the Euro-5 engine is 129 g / km. The Opel Zafira Tourer CNG can ascend with biogas or any mixture of biogas and natural gas. Is used 100 percent of biogas as a fuel, the CO2 balance is almost balanced.

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