With every new model Opel/Vauxhall release an extremely efficient ecoFLEX variant and it was just about time for the Astra to get one! So behold the new Opel Astra ecoFLEX which has average fuel consumption of 3.9 l/100 km and 104 g/km CO2 emissions. That is due to the 1.3 CDTI turbo diesel engine and Start/Stop technology.
The Astra’s 70 kW/95 hp 1.3 CDTI turbo diesel engine features uses a common rail, multiple fuel injection system working at a pressure of 1,600 bar and a turbo charger with variable geometry, as well as new E59 control unit, and improved exhaust gas recirculation module (EGR). Also for reduced emissions it is fitted with a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) as standard.
The fuel consumption rating for the Sports Tourer variant is 4.1 l/100 km for emissions of 109 g/km CO2.
All Astra 1.3 CDTI ecoFLEX improve their aerodynamic performance using an active aero shutter fitted to the front grille: It opens to allow air to pass the engine at low vehicle speeds and then automatically closes at higher speeds to smoothen the airflow at the front of the car. This system is complemented by carefully-tuned underside aerodynamics. To optimize fuel economy, a ‘shift-up’ indicator is fitted in the main instrument cluster. This item is offered on all Astra versions equipped with a manual transmission.
Prices of the new Astra 1.3 ecoFLEX with Start/Stop start at 19,780 euros in Germany.