Opel Zafira

From Opel press: The Zafira’s engine range has expanded for 2011, but the Zafira’s “trademark” is of course on board - unrivalled in terms of its flexibility, the Flex7 seating system enables transformation of the interior in a matter of seconds, without cumbersome removal of the seats.

Technical highlights of the trendsetting car include the panorama roof system with integrated storage compartments and power operated shading system, as well as the IDSPlus chassis (Interactive Driving System) with electronic continuous damping control (CDC). Other features include steering-linked AFL bi-xenon curve light (Adaptive Forward Lighting), trailer stability assist, Hill Start Assist (HSA) and the Open & Start keyless entry system.

There are five gasoline, two natural gas and four diesel engines available for the Zafira, with 1.6 to 2.2-liter displacements and output from 69 to 177 kW (94 to 240 hp). The new turbo version of the 1.6 CNG, the Zafira ecoFLEX Turbo with rated output of 150 hp and maximum torque of 210 Nm between 2,300 and 5,000 rpm, ensures plenty of power in all situations. The high torque not only allows a more powerful drive, it also keeps consumption low in everyday use.

Both 1.7 CDTI engines (81 kW/110 hp and 92 kW/125 hp) are also in the ecoFLEX league and come with six-speed manual transmission and maintenance-free diesel particulate filter as standard. The 110 hp version emits only 139 g/km CO2. The 1.6 ecoFLEX with 85 kW/115 hp introduced in 2008 offers improved elasticity, smoothness and ten percent more output than the previous 1.6-liter engine. It also has lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions: the engine requires an average of 7.1 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers.

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