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Opel to Show New Meriva Diesels, More ecoFLEX Units at Paris

By Green Car Congress on 08/04/2010 – 12:50 pm PDTLeave a Comment

Opel will introduce three new diesels to its Meriva lineup at the Paris Motor Show. The new 1.3 CDTI ecoFLEX version combines 21% more power (70 kW/95 hp) and 11.2% lower emissions (119 g/km CO2) than its ecoFLEX predecessor.

Also new are two versions of the 1.7 CDTI engine, respectively developing 81 kW/110 hp and 96 kW/130 hp and up to 300 N·m (221 lb-ft) of torque for an average combined fuel consumption of 5.2 liter/100 km (45 mpg US).

All diesel engines in the Meriva are equipped with particulate filters as standard and comply with Euro 5 norms.

In addition to the new 1.3 CDTI ecoFLEX, Opel will also show the new Corsa and Agila with Start/Stop technology and the Insignia 2.0 CDTI ecoFLEX.

Opel now offers Start/Stop technology on the Corsa 1.3 CDTI (55 kW/75 hp) and Agila 1.2 gasoline (69 kW/94 hp) together with a Euro 5 upgrade and a CO2 engine optimization package, delivering significant fuel economy in urban driving. By the end of 2011, all major carlines will offer the Start/Stop technology.

Fuel consumption and CO2-emissions have been reduced on the Insignia ecoFLEX model from 5.2 L/100 km and 136 grams to 4.9 L/100 km (48 mpg US)and 129 grams.

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