Official: Opel Zafira Tourer BiTurbo DieselWednesday, January 30, 2013 7:23 by Arman Barari
By putting its 2.0-liter CDTI BiTurbo engine into the Zafira Tourer, Opel has made the world’s fastest production diesel-powered seven-seater minivan. Not something to brag about, because, well, what’s the point, but pretty cool nonetheless.
That BiTurbo diesel engine is capable of producing 143 kW/195 hp and 400 Nm of torque. That gives this seven-seat family bus a 0 to 100 km/h sprint time of 8.9 seconds and a top speed of 218 km/h. Because of the enormous torque power, you also get good in-gear acceleration, as 80 to 120 takes just 8.5 seconds in fifth gear.
As for the fuel consumption, the Zafira Diesel BiTurbo averages 5.6 liters / 100 km, which is about 50 mpg. That is just about perfect. You have the practicality, you have the speed, and it is very light on fuel too.
The only thing that might not be so great is the starting price, which is 35,405 Euro.