Opel Astra 1.6 CDTI gets updated image

The German based automaker Opel has recently announced a series of updates for the Astra 1.6 CDTI.

Opel has recently added several updates to the Astra 1.6 CDTI. If you were hoping that these updates will be bringing a lot of goodies, think again, because they are basically efficiency improvements, as the company is stating and it has installed the improved low rolling resistance tires, the optimized drive shafts and that’s about it. The unit is now getting an improved combustion process which is helping on the reduction of the CO2 emissions.

“Just a few months after introducing the new generation 1.6 CDTI engine into the Astra, the Opel engineers have continued working on perfecting it, so that it now delivers up to five percent less emissions and consumption while maintaining performance and comfort. New low-friction components have been used for both the chassis and the bodywork: the optimized drive shafts or the especially low-rolling-resistance tires are just two examples”, says the carmaker in its official press release.

The new Opel Astra 1.6 CDTI, producing a total of 110 HP (81 kW), is now capable of burning an average of 3.6 liters of fuel every 100 km, or the equivalent of 78.4 mpg UK / 65.3 mpg US, while emitting 94 g/km of CO2. These improvements represent 0.1L / 100km and 3 g/km. The more powerful 136 HP (110 kW) version is emitting 99 g/km of CO2 and it is burning 3.7L / 100km of fuel (78.4 mpg UK / 65.3 mpg US). Opel hasn’t announced any pricing details for the updated Astra 1.6 CDTI.