Opel Meriva gains new diesel engine image

Opel has added a new diesel engine for its popular MPV, the Meriva, which is currently available for order on the German auto market.

The German based automaker has recently introduced a new entry-level diesel engine for the Meriva. The popular MPV will drop the 1.3 liter diesel engine in exchange for a newly developed unit, which is less powerful than the 1.6 liter powertrain produced by Renault. It also has a 1.6 liter displacement and it is producing a total output of 95 HP (70 kW) and a peak torque of 280 Nm (206 lb-ft) of torque.

This basically means an increase of 100 Nm (73 lb-ft) to the previous unit but despite the increased performance, the engine is now more fuel efficient, thanks to new technologies used, including the stop / start system. The engine can be connected to a 6-speed manual transmission which is allowing the entry-level Meriva to burn an average of 4.0 liters of fuel every 100 km, or the equivalent of 70.6 mpg UK / 58.8 mpg US. The CO2 emissions stop at 105 g/km. The Opel Meriva 1.6 CDTI is available for order and it will set you back for 19,150 euros, including VAT.