Like many other Opel/Vauxhall models across the range, the new Astra is getting a low-CO2 version to compete in the green market. Named ecoFLEX, the new Astra uses an updated version of the 1.3-liter CDTi engine that was co-developed with Fiat and produces 95 horsepower. This engine, along with the usual refinements to aerodynamics, higher gear ratios and low-rolling resistance tires, helps the model achieve a CO2 emission rating of 109 g/km and fuel consumption of 4.2 l/100 km (56 mpg U.S.). Fo
In Berlin, Germany today General Motors Europe announced a broad ranging strategy for reducing carbon dioxide emissions starting this year. Opel and Vauxhall will be adding ecoFLEX variants to each of their model lines similar to what Volkswagen has done with their BlueMotion models. The new ecoFLEX models will be optimized for minimal CO2 emissions and will be introduced in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The first ecoFLEX model will be a Corsa with a 1.3L diesel putting out 119g/km of C
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