The upcoming Opel Astra OPC range-topping version is currently starring in a new report which is trying to explain some of its features.
The new generation of the Opel Astra, the K, has been officially unveiled a few months back and it has been also introduced at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, last week. On top of that, the carmaker has officially announced its official starting price in various parts of the Old Continent but the question on everyone’s lips is regarding the range-topping OPC version.
However, if you are expecting this to come faster than probably late 2016 or even 2017, then you haven’t learned a thing on how automakers work. According to a recent report, the upcoming Opel Astra K OPC is going to receive a 1.6 liter turbocharged engine under its hood. This may seem like not a good choice really but let’s not forget that we are living in the world of turbocharging and downsizing engines so expect it to be more powerful than the 2.0 liter turbo unit.
The announcement has been made by the guys from CarAdvice, who have recently spoken to Marc Schmidt, the Opel Astra chief engineer. In some previous reports on the same topic, the Opel Astra OPC was believed to get up to 280 HP from its new engine. Our source has also spoken about the HiPer strut front suspension which is not compatible with the new Astra generation. Additional details on the range-topping OPC, the Renaultsport Megane’s rival, amongst many, are limited at this point, and will be announced most likely close to its unveil date.