Opel has just launched the latest iteration of the Opel Corsa and the brand has just announced it will add a 1.4-litre turbo to the range. Currently in the range is the 1.0-ltre 3-cylinder turbo and a naturally aspirated 1.4-litre that makes up the automatic version. There's also the top of the range OPC in Europe that we will hopefully see in South Africa later this year.
Sporty Yet Frugal Engine for Opel CorsaThe 1.4-litre turbo motor is said to combine sportiness with impressive fuel consumption. Opel rates the engine at 110 kW with 210 Nm of torque available at 3000rpm. There’s a manual six-speed gearbox connected.
In terms of acceleration the new engine does 0-100kph in 8.9 seconds and will top out at 207kph. As a comparison the 3-cylinder turbo manages the 100kph sprint in 10.3 seconds and will get to 195kph. Fuel consumption is still pretty good at 5.9L/100km.
For fans of the OPC look, Opel offers the Turbo Plus Package for the 1.4-turbo. It features OPC Line front spoiler and rear spoiler lip as well as body-coloured side sills, and the three-door model also has an additional OPC Line roof spoiler. The exterior mirror and grille in carbon design complete the Corsa’s sporty look. The interior adds an OPC Line sports steering wheel, leather gearshift knob and handbrake also wrapped in black leather. Optional Recaro sport seats add to the race car ambiance.
For the moment though Opel SA has no plans to bring this engine to SA.