Opel Corsa 1.3 CDTi

September 25, 2012

Less than seven percent of German Corsa customers have opted in the past year for a diesel.The reasons are obvious: The diesel versions are in the small car class usually prohibitively expensive and the mileage of the female customers are often too small to eject the extra price.But who has fun on saving, which is expected at the revised Corsa 1.3 CDTi Ecoflex, the 2011 model will find its favor.

New colors, nice applications and a slightly revised front of the new Corsa model year, are one thing.The engine line-up, however, remained unchanged – apart from the 1.3 CDTi Ecoflex.Is to get to 75 and 95 hp.The stronger version of the Corsa makes neat legs and consumes even less than half a liter of the weaker twin brother: 3.5 to 4.0 liters of diesel – which is a decent difference.

Here smoothness and noise insulation of just 1248 cc four-cylinder can certainly be desired.In the cold condition of the small diesel engine rattles annoying to himself.During driving it is a bit quieter, although the diesel engine in almost every speed range loudly proclaims its origin.Not only on the highway, also in brisk highway speed is desired ardently forth a sixth gear – the five gears are just annoying on longer routes.And just for the tours of the Corsa is fitted with a fuel-efficient diesel.The sixth switching circuit provides only the 130 hp Topdiesel.

The only start-stop

The 1.3-liter makes Nagler 70 KW/95 HP and a maximum torque of 210 Nm at 1,750 r / min.He goes to a small turbo lag so vocal as it is powerful to the point.The trip computer displays not only remaining range and average fuel consumption.Currently the display on the dashboard indicated at about 130 km / h has a fuel consumption of just 2.7 liters.A gear shift indicator warned earlier than expected to upshift and the traffic lights will turn the engine off to save energy.The Corsa 1.3 CDTi Ecoflex is however currently the only Corsa, which has the start-stop function.

The average fuel consumption of 3.5 liters makes the Opel Astra Knauserkönig for the small car segment.With a tank capacity of 45 liters and in real operation significantly more than 1,000 kilometers in it.It provides the front-wheel drive a maximum speed of 177 km / h and will do the sprint from 0 to 100 km / h in 12.3 seconds rather tired.

The recent facelift has made the interior only casually noticeable.But the chairs are neat, although the high seating position is not likely to appeal to all drivers.Too cheap, the three round dials in the cockpit and the control buttons present on the grip steering.Cockpit irritate two completely different large displays for computer and navigation system.Even better that it’s for 390 euro surcharge in addition to the comfortable fit not only in the winter-a heated steering wheel.A single-stage seat heating is not very timely.

Tough seat adjustment

Even more annoying are the tough seat adjustment and not moving back to the starting position front seats, if you have passengers in the rear can narrow climb.The space available in the Corsa is in the normal range class, more space needed here no.The boot holds 285 to 1050 liters, is not folded flat.There is a hidden place of the spare tire storage under the cargo floor.

For powerful diesel engine also fits the taut suspension tuning.Who wants, then order the Corsa with the sports facilities of the OPC Line Package, which includes, among other 215er tires.The compromising comfort you have to get used to.

The entry into the Corsa class is the 11,640-euro in three-door Corsa 1.2 with 70 hp and saving facilities.Most customers are likely to be with the 87 hp 1.4-liter variant best served.Who wants to take his petrol station manager to distraction and move in this segment partout a diesel likely, the Opel Corsa 1.3 CDTi Ecoflex be thrilled.I highly recommend the equipment variant “Corsa Navi” which is offering 18,690 euros including air conditioning, navigation screen, multi function steering wheel, cruise control, trip computer, curtain airbags and front fog lights.

Opel Corsa 1.3 CDTI ecoFLEX


Engine Series
Cylinder 4
Displacement (cc) 1248
Power (kW / hp) 70/95
Payload (kg) 425
Total weight (kg) 1555
0-100 km / h (s) 12.3
Vmax (km / h) 177
Consumption (L/100 km) 3.5
Fuel Diesel
Base price (€) 15,630

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