However, why only for me? In the hearts and wallets of our compatriots, his position is at the same level. In January-July 2013, model sales totaled only 22, 532 units, including the Astra Family, manufactured in Kaliningrad. In total, this is the 18th place among the 25 best-selling cars according to the Association of European Businesses. And still…
General Motors decided to fight for the bright tomorrow with the help of new engines, starting with a 1.6-liter gasoline engine. Actually, a similar one has long been in the gamut, a 180-horsepower, but its performance has been creatively revised. From now on, it gives out 170 hp, the torque is increased by 50 Nm in relation to the old one. The situation is akin to the situation when, being on the sale of good lingerie, you don’t have the exact details of your girlfriend, and the seller does not understand with gestures how much is needed.
A280230 1.6 SIDI Turbo
A new four-cylinder gasoline direct injection engine is available with an initial power of 125 kW / 170 hp. and produces an exceptionally high torque of 280 Nm at 1, 650 rpm. Compared to the 1.6-liter predecessor, the reduction in fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions reaches 15% in the combined cycle, and the torque has increased by 22 percent. As a result, this engine sets new standards in the class of small cars with an engine power of 150 - 180 hp, providing a gap of 12% in terms of torque from its closest competitors, including leading German brands.
A280229 1.6 SIDI Turbo
So, the new engine (it can already be found in the salons of Russian Opel dealers, however, only under the hood of the Astra GTC), was not made at all for us to pay a lower transport tax. In Moscow, with a capacity of up to 175 liters. forces rate is 38 rubles. for a “horse”, in a 180-horsepower aggregate this figure is 45 rubles. In absolute figures, 6.46 thousand against 8.1 thousand rubles. However, this is also true, but in reality it all lies in the fact that the Opel motorists tried with a small volume to provide high power and torque level. Yes, not just like that, but with low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions - an indicator for Europe at the fetish level. By the way, the average consumption is declared at 6.8 liters in mixed mode. There was little time for an introductory test drive, but the declared “appetite” is quite similar to the truth.
A286390 1.6 SIDI Turbo
So, the new 170-horsepower engine, which not all types of bodies are installed for the European buyer, including the Opel Cascada luxury convertible, delivers 280 Nm of torque with the function of briefly increasing boost pressure. The tight speed limits of the Austrian roads did not allow us to fully detect this catch, but wherever possible, the sedan on which we managed to test the beginner accelerated very briskly from the allowed 80 to 100 km / h. Fans of accurate numbers will say that acceleration from 80 to 120 km / h in fifth gear takes only 8.8 seconds, which is almost two seconds faster than its predecessor - 1.6 Turbo. Of course, if you are an apologist for speed, you have a direct road behind the wheel of a charged OPC, but for everyday trips the power of the new motor is more than enough.
But what is a new motor without an appropriate box? Here, the Germans proudly announced that the company had invested 50 million euros in the modernization of five- and six-speed gearboxes. Just such and aggregate with a new turbo engine.