Opel has introduced a new entry-level Meriva with the company's 1.6-liter CDTI engine.

Opel has introduced a new entry-level Meriva with the company's 1.6-liter CDTI engine.

Set to replace the previous 1.3-liter diesel engine, the new 1.6-liter CDTI develops 95 PS (70 kW) and 280 Nm (206 lb-ft) of torque - an increase of 100 Nm (73 lb-ft). Despite the increased performance, the model is more fuel efficient as the engine boasts a start/stop system and can be connected to a low-friction six-speed manual transmission. This enables the model to average 4.0L/100km (58.8 mpg US / 70.6 mpg UK) in the combined cycle and have CO2 emissions of 105 g/km.

The Meriva 1.6 CDTI is currently on sale in German pricing starts at €19,150 (including VAT).

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