Opel launches 2015 Zarifa Tourer with new engine

2015 Opel Zafira Tourer 1 Opel launches 2015 Zarifa Tourer with new engine

German car maker Opel is continuing its policy of expanding the range of available new engines. The latest example is the launch of the new ‘Zafira Tourer 1.6 CDTI ecoFLEX’ , large sized Multi Purpose Vehicle (MPV). The first ‘Zafira tourer MPV’ (overall the third generation) was launched back in 2011. Before that it was a compact sized MPV and was called just the ‘Opel Zafira’. The first generation was launched back in 1999 and was developed with help from another German brand Porsche. After the launch of the third generation ‘Zafira’ , it picked up several awards including the award for best estate car in Germany. It also received a 5 star safety rating in EuroNCAP.

As per the name, the new model is receiving power from an efficient 1.6-liter CDTI 4 cylinder diesel engine. The unit produces 120 PS (88 kW) and torque of 320 Nm (236 lb-ft). The fuel consumption is impressively low at 4.5 L/100 km (52.2 mpg US / 62.7 mpg UK). This has been made possible with the help of start/stop technology, a 6 speed manual transmission with low friction and a brake energy recuperation system. The CO2 emission level is of 119 g/km. The new ‘Zafira Tourer 1.6 CDTI ecoFLEX’ has already been launched for sale in Germany and is expected to hit other markets in the coming months.

The official press release of the ‘Zafira Tourer 1.6 CDTI ecoFLEX’ stated:

“Another economical choice for the Zafira Tourer: the versatile Opel seven-seater is now available in a second 1.6 CDTI ecoFLEX version with a power output of 88 kW/120 hp. This joins the 100 kW/136 hp turbo diesel which made its debut in the compact van last year. Both are members of Opel’s new diesel generation and distinguished by exceptionally economical fuel consumption with first-class running smoothness as well as minimal noise generation, which has prompted the motoring press to hail Opel’s 1.6 CDTI ecoFLEX engine as the “whisper diesel”. It is part of Opel’s large model and engine offensive, which will see 27 new models and 17 new engines introduced between 2014 and 2018. The new base version of the Zafira Tourer diesel is now on sale for a very attractive 26,850 euros (RRP incl. VAT in Germany).

A clear focus on minimizing engine noise, vibration and harshness characterized the engine’s entire concept, design and development process…the success of this work is proven by the engine’s best-in-class performance for low noise and vibration.

The new engine generation is also first class in other areas: it has been further optimized in terms of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The Zafira Tourer with the 88 kW/120 hp 1.6 CDTI ecoFLEX comes with Start/Stop fitted as standard, and is also available with a low-friction six-speed manual transmission and a braking energy recuperation system. To ensure optimum electrical energy management, this system recovers a part of the kinetic energy via the generator in engine overrun mode, converting this to electrical energy and feeding it into the battery… …the two new generation ultra-efficient whisper-quiet 1.6 CDTI engines now complete a wide portfolio of diesel units for the Zafira Tourer. The spectrum of choice includes Opel’s familiar 2.0-liter diesel, with 81 kW/110 hp, 96 kW/130 hp or 121 kW/165 hp, as well as the top-of-the-range version which delivers143 kW/195 hp and 400 Nm maximum torque. The gasoline portfolio comprises an 85 kW/115 hp 1.8-liter engine and variants of a 1.4-liter Turbo with 88 kW/120 hp or 103 kW/140 hp, as well as a 125 kW/170 hp version of the 1.6 ECOTEC Direct Injection Turbo. The most powerful gasoline engine in the Zafira Tourer range is the 1.6 ECOTEC Direct Injection Turbo with 147 kW/200 hp – both versions of the direct-injection gasoline turbo unit are part of Opel’s all-new engine generation…Customers who seek even more economical and environmentally-friendly driving can choose a 103 kW/140 hp, 1.4 LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) ecoFLEX model or the 1.6 CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) ecoFLEX variant with 110 kW/150 hp.”

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