Opel Europe has revealed details of its most frugal Corsa to date, the diesel powered Corsa 1.3 CDTI ecoFLEX, which is considered to be the “most economical and fuel efficient diesel model Opel has ever built”.
Low Fuel Consumption and CO2 Emissions
The 70kW three-door Corsa 1.3 CDTI ecoFLEX with Start/Stop technology consumes only 3.3-litres/100km with a low corresponding CO2 emissions figure of only 88g/km. The five door version is equally impressive with a fuel consumption figure of 3.4-litres/100km with a CO2 emissions figure of only 89g/km.
The Opel Corsa ecoFLEX has undergone a number of enhancements to improve fuel consumption and reduce emissions. One of these enhancements is the use of a variable displacement oil pump that delivers only the necessary oil pressure and varies the oil volume depending on the load, thereby reducing the energy needed for oil circulation. The use of low-viscosity transmission oil has also contributed to reduced fuel consumption. In addition to this, adjustments to the engine mappings in the engine control module have further aided lower fuel consumption.
The Opel Corsa ecoFLEX will also be available with a new generation of manual transmissions that offer smooth and precise gear shifting as well as new 185/65 R15 low-rolling resistance tyres. The chassis has also been optimised for all Corsa variants and the suspension and damper system now compensates for uneven road surfaces and provides enhanced ride quality.
The Opel Corsa 1.3 CDTI ecoFLEX will not be available in South Africa.