Opel has unveiled Corsa 1.3 CDTI ecoFLEX. The title itself implies the eco-friendly engineering of the car and the company describes this new launch as a true eco-champion. It is an eco-friendly version of Corsa. The company claims that the economy and the low CO2 emissions make the car the most economical one by Opel, currently available in the market. The new Corsa emits 82 gm of CO2 per kilometer. This figure is 3 grams less as compared to the classic manual five-speed transmission. As for the fuel consumption, it is 3.1 liters/100km- giving the fuel economy of 91.1 mpg for UK and 75.8 mpg for US models. The reduced CO2 emission and fuel consumption are due to various factors. Two of the reasons are the variable oil pump and the water pump which would be in operation only when needed.
The diesel engine generates a power of 95 PS. While the torque output is 190 Nm, between 1,750 and 2,500 rpm. It is accompanied by an Easytronic 3.0 transmission. This aspect too has been ingeniously designed. As compared to conventional automatic transmission, Easytronic 3.0 transmission has lower internal friction. Another advantage is its lower weight. That being said, it has the advantages of the efficiency of a manual transmission, along with a comfortable automatic transmission. Yet another function it has, is enhancing the economy of the car. It enables economic driving by selecting the most fuel-efficient gear that is based on a manual transmission, which is optimized for smaller engines. But an eco-friendly engine isn’t the only reason to buy the car. Other impressive features are a regenerative braking system, low-rolling-resistance tires and also start/stop technology. The German market will have this brand new model in March this year. The company has not revealed the prices; they would be announced close to the launch.