The most power diesel Astra ever has been recently revealed by Opel and the model is also made by Vauxhall in the United Kingdom.
The German based automaker Opel has announced a couple of months ago some changes to the Astra range, including the new diesel engine, and now the company has stepped forward, revealing the impressive unit. According to the car manufacturer, the Opel Astra BiTurbo is getting a 2.0 BiTurbo CDTI diesel engine, which is developing a total output of 195 horsepower (143 kW) and it has a peak torque of 400 Nm.
The new diesel engine in the Opel Astra is helping the model to achieve some impressive figures, including a top speed of 226 km/h (222 km/h Sports Tourer, 223 km/h GTC) or 4.9l/100km, which is the fuel consumption for the GTC version (5.1l/100km for the Sports Tourer and the five-door hatch). The CO2 emissions in the Opel Astra BiTurbo stop at 129 g/km in the GTC (134 g/km in the Sports Tourer and 5-door hatchback) and the model can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in under 8 seconds. Vauxhall says that the Astra BiTurbo is available to order starting with the 2nd of August, 2012, and the hatchback has been priced at 24,095 GBP while the Sports Tourer costs 1,015 GBP more.