Opel Zafira 1.9 CDTi

September 10, 2012

If the next junior heralded and the pram in the hall already is – then announces itself already: It will continue to work closely in the trunk.The once popular station wagons are currently largely disappeared in the middle class.A van like the Zafira is because the ideal, because practical solution.With plenty of space and a sophisticated interior design, it offers families exactly what offers a combination does not create virtually unlimited variability for men, women, kids in tow.

Opel offers the Zafira with a 1.9 common-rail diesel engine, which has optionally 100, 120 and 150 hp – always with standard diesel particulate filter.Thus the hardships the sporty model bachelors are not too heavy, the big turbo diesel with 110 kW/150 hp and 320 Nm of torque is the best choice.

He precipitated by good performance and acceptable fuel economy.The top speed of over 200 kilometers per hour is certainly more as responsible fathers may expect of their families, the sprint to 100 is completed in 10.2 seconds.More needs a family car with 1.6 tonnes unladen weight barely.

Fleet gait

The standard six-speed transmission shifts despite long ways accurately and easily so that the comparatively low speed range (2000 to 2750 rev / min) can be easily compensated.

The chassis is unremarkable and without pitfalls.Slightly understeer in tight corners, it provides ample safety reserves.For a van chassis tuning is firm, but without acting uncomfortable.With good steering and the power reserves of the engine is objection to a more upbeat pace on winding country roads nothing.Coarser Schnitzer be ironed out by the standard ESP.

The noise of the engines from the joint venture of General Motors and Fiat has its limits.The interior of the diesel is manifested by a constant hum that is not later than 160 km / h swallowed by significantly increasing wind noise.

Suitable for fingernail

The interior is especially in comparison to French competition cleaned and precipitated by practical details such as the fold-down center rear seat, which is transformed into a center console with storage and cup holders.Baptized by Opel Zafira already for the first generation Flex7 – - also the seat concept features fingernail suitable for operation.

645 liters of cargo space, a 59-centimeter-high loading lip and a flat loading area also bring advantages in the family.To bring friends for Juniors Hockey training can, with a few simple steps additional seats are ready for use.Unfortunately, the seat belts must be mounted separately – that was solved in the previous model better.All five kids placed the remaining 140 liters of luggage space provide at least enough space for sports bags and sticks in junior size.The second row can also sink, the 1820 liters of cargo space to over 1.80 meters in length and one meter in width are Kleintransporter Suspicious.

In everyday driving the Zafira like also by its sumptuous space.Forward even tall central Europeans have enough space and are well along with the adjustable steering wheel a good seating position.The seats are padded tight, yet comfortable and offer reasonable lateral support.

Gray mush

Shelves in the doors and in the center console – shaped like the thrust lever with a jet handbrake – provide sufficient space for odds and ends and drinks.The interior finish is neat and the materials used allow the entire interior optically but quickly merge into a gray mush.

All controls for lighting, heating, music and navigation are where they belong.The cockpit precipitated by chrome-ringed instruments for speed, rpm and fuel level – all other indicators were banished to the center console.The central screen provides all relevant information there, on board computer air conditioning to navigation – acts like a relic of the eighties.

Despite its length of no less than 4.47 meters, the Opel Zafira clearly and can park easily.The turning circle of 11.5 feet is just about acceptable to move the van on normal roads in three moves to repentance.

The Vauxhall Zafira 1.9 CDTi Sport costs in the basic 29,360 euros.The less purist Cosmo version for 31,210 euros fog lamps, central locking, leather steering wheel, cruise control, trip computer, electric windows front and rear, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, a panoramic sunroof, roof rails, climate control comes standard with pollen filter and navigation system.The metallic finish costs 475 euros, 760 euros the leather fair and reasonable xenon cornering headlights Euro 1005.Who can not switch: it is the six-speed automatic for 1,600 euros extra.

 Specifications
Opel Zafira 1.9 CDTi

 

Engine Series
Cylinder 4
Displacement (cc) 1910
Power (kW / hp) 110/150
Payload (kg) 577
Total weight (kg) 2205
0-100 km / h (s) 10.4
Vmax (km / h) 202
Consumption (L/100 km) 6.2
Fuel Diesel
Base price (€) 29,360

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