Opel has introduced the most powerful diesel engine available for the Astra, a 2.0-liter BiTurbo CDTI that produces 195 hp.

Opel has introduced the most powerful diesel engine available for the Astra, a 2.0-liter BiTurbo CDTI that produces 195 hp (145 kW / 197 PS) and 294 lb.-ft. (400 Nm) of torque. This engine is offered for three body styles of the Astra: five-door hatchback, Sport Tourer station wagon and the GTC coupe.

Fitted to the five-door hatchback, the engine allows the Astra to hit a top speed of 140 mph (226 km/h), which makes it the fastest diesel-engined Astra ever made. All of the BiTurbo models come as standard with the start/stop technology, allowing the GTC coupe to have a fuel consumption of 4.9 liters / 100 km, while the other two versions will consume 5.1 liters / 100 km. The GTC has CO2 emissions of 129 g/km, while the hatchback and the estate have 134 g/km of CO2.

This engine made its debut earlier this year in the Insignia, an engine that benefits from the BiTurbo technology and a twin-intercooler system. It will be available at dealerships by the end of the year.

For more details, check out the press release below.

 

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