Thursday, 18 April 2013

!NEW! 1.6 SIDI Turbo: Top Gasoline Unit for Opel Zafira Tourer MPV

  • New generation Turbo gasoline engine delivers 125 kW/170 hp
  • Opel Zafira Tourer 1.6 SIDI Turbo is torque champion in the segment with up to 280 Nm
  • Exemplary refinement and smooth power with excellent fuel economy
  • New generation six-speed manual and automatic transmissions 

  • Opel Zafira Tourer MPV 1.6 SIDI Turbo 125 kW/170 hp

    Following its debut in the Opel Cascada convertible, the 1.6 SIDI Turbo from the new family of mid-size gasoline engines with 125 kW/170 hp now tops the Opel Zafira Tourer gasoline offer. The all-new direct injection engine stands out with its maximum torque of up to 280 Nm – 12% more than its closest competitor in the segment of the 150-180 hp compact monocabs. Low-end torque and elasticity are also benchmark, with the maximum torque already available at 1,650 rpm, providing smooth acceleration and strong pulling power. The new 1.6 SIDI Turbo in the Zafira Tourer is also designed to offer superior refinement with exceptionally low noise and vibration levels. In addition, its fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are among the best in the segment with only 6.6 liters per 100 km (combined cycle) and 154 g/km CO2 , thanks to modern technology including the Opel Start/Stop system.

    Opel Zafira Tourer MPV with Panoramic windshield

    The new generation 1.6 SIDI Turbo engine in the Opel Zafira Tourer also comes with a new generation six-speed manual transmission. It matches the highest standard in the segment for fast and smooth shifting thanks to numerous measures that have been implemented in the transmission internals and shifter mechanism as well as the reduction of shift travels. A new, low-friction six-speed automatic transmission featuring an Active Select function to allow manual shifting for a more sporty driving experience is also available.

    Opel Zafira Tourer MPV with LED tail lights

    Prices for the new Opel Zafira Tourer 1.6 SIDI Turbo start at 28,155 euros and 29,450 euros with the six-speed automatic gearbox (RRP in Germany). It can now be ordered and deliveries will start before the summer.

    The new 1.6 SIDI Turbo is one of the three major engines to be introduced in the Zafira Tourer in 2013. The others are the 2.0 BiTurbo CDTI which makes it the fastest diesel-powered compact monocab, and the new generation 1.6 CDTI that reduces NOx emissions by 70 percent and already complies with Euro 6 emissions standards. The state-of-the-art engine also combines 320 Nm of maximum torque with fuel consumption of 4.1 liters per 100 km and emits just 109 g/km CO2 – outstanding values for a spacious seven-seater.

    Art of engineering: Higher and quieter performance
    The new 1.6 SIDI Turbo engine completes and tops the gasoline engine offer in the Zafira Tourer. It joins the 85 kW/115 hp naturally aspirated 1.8 liter and the two 1.4 Turbo engine versions with 88 kW/120 hp and 103 kW/140 hp.

    While all competitors provide maximum torque of 240 - 250 Nm, the Zafira Tourer 1.6 SIDI Turbo delivers up to 280 Nm between 1,650 and 4,250 rpm. It accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 9.2 seconds, offers excellent elasticity with acceleration from 80 to 120 km/h in fifth gear in just 9.5 seconds and reaches a maximum speed of 212 km/h.

    New Opel ECOTEC 1.6 SIDI Turbo gasoline engine
    To provide excellent performance and refinement for optimum driving comfort, the key engine development objectives for engineers with the new 1.6 SIDI engine were low overall levels of radiated noise and vibration. Optimization of the induction and exhaust systems included decoupling the cam cover from the cylinder head via specific fasteners and a dedicated sealing system. 

    With direct injection and focused combustion, engineers were able to substantially reduce noise levels compared to the previous engine. As a result of these ‘sound-engineering’ measures, the customer will appreciate quiet and smooth idling, with a pleasant sound quality even at high road speeds, engine speeds and loads.

    “Our new 1.6-liter downsized engine is the start of a fundamental renewal of our powertrain portfolio. It is distinguished by powerful propulsion at low rpms and is especially quiet and environmentally compatible,” says Mike Ableson, Opel Management Board Member and GME Vice President Engineering. “The 1.6 SIDI Turbo now also brings all its strengths to our elegant flexibility champion, the Zafira Tourer, making it a superb and very comfortable compact van.”

    Award winning “Lounge on wheels”: Premium-level equipment and trim

    The award winning Opel Zafira Tourer – recipient of the 2012 ‘Golden Steering Wheel’ from readers of European car magazines – combines premium class ambience inside the cabin with cutting-edge technologies, some of which are unique in the segment and enhance safety and comfort. Technical highlights include the mechatronic FlexRide chassis system, the second-generation Opel Eye front camera, the AFL+ Adaptive Forward Lighting system, Radar-based Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)Advanced Park Assist (APA) and a Panoramic windshield which floods the cabin with natural light.

    Opel Zafira Tourer MPV- 2nd Gen. Front Camera 
    Opel Zafira Tourer MPV - ACC, AFL+,  APA

    Extra flexibility inside the Opel Zafira Tourer is provided by the new generation Flex7 system, including the unique Lounge Seating functions which give passengers an unprecedented amount of space in the second row.

    Opel Zafira Tourer MPV - Lounge Seating System

    Opel Zafira Tourer MPV - Flex7 System

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