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2012 Opel Ampera Review

The revolutionary Ampera celebrated its world premiere at the 79th Geneva Motor Show. General Motors Europe President Carl-Peter Forster, said the extended-range electric vehicle and announced plans to put the car into production in late 2011.

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The Ampera also be available with RHD in the UK by the sister brand Vauxhall, Opel.

"Ampera further demonstrates GM's leadership in the electrification of the automobile," says Carl-Peter Forster. "It 'an innovative Voltec electric propulsion system is a type of game-changing technology, the automotive industry must energy and environmental challenges. "

The five-door four-seat Ampera is influenced by the design language of Opel's award-winning sculptural art, combined with German precision, incorporating various elements of innovative style of the Flextreme and GTC concept car on show.

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"There might be a suitable way to celebrate 110 years of innovation in the automotive industry as Opel reveals Ampera," said Alain Visser, Opel GME Director.

The wheels of Ampera are electrically activated at all times and speeds. For trips up to 60 kilometers (MVEG), which runs on electricity stored in the 16 kWh lithium-ion battery, and emits zero CO2 emissions. When the battery is exhausted, a motor-generator Ampera extends the range of over 500 km.

Ampera can be plugged into any 230V household outlet to recharge. GM Europe to analyze the requirements for charging infrastructure for plug-in electric cars with energy companies, including Iberdrola of Spain.

Ampera Gets the effectiveness and the fine from the propulsion system Voltec

The revolutionary Ampera will be the first zero-emission electric car powered in Europe is suitable for everyday driving. With its Voltec electric propulsion system that provides strong acceleration and a high degree of sophistication, the five-door Ampera seats four passengers in comfort, offers a useful trunk for luggage, and has a wide range of over 500 km.

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"Not only conduct electricity in the environment," said Executive Online World and chief engineer Frank Weber. "Driving is fun too electrically. Instant, silent torque of 370 Newton-meters below the right foot feels like flying!"

Electricity to drive the wheels Ampera at all times and speeds. Distances up to 60 km (combined cycle), provides electricity stored in high-end, 16-kWh lithium-ion battery.

During the conduction of electricity supplied by the battery, does not emit CO2 Ampera. When the battery runs out, a motor-generator provides electricity gasoline/E85-fueled subtle power the electric motor, keeping the battery. This mode of operation extends the range of 500 kilometers, until the battery can be charged by connecting the vehicle system loaded into a standard outlet 230V.

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Ampera driver gives you the confidence and peace of mind

Unlike a conventional battery electric vehicle, the Ampera eliminates "dealing with anxiety," giving the confidence and peace of mind knowing that the pilot will not be stranded by a depleted battery.

"A system of lithium-ion is the key to getting the Ampera into the hands of consumers," said Hans Demant, GME Vice President Engineering. "Engineers of our research and development Mainz-Kastel, Germany is testing the battery during the day, 365 days a year to ensure it meets the expectations of our customers."

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The Ampera battery production will be manufactured at GM's plant-ion battery first to be exploited by a major automaker in the United States. More than 220 lithium-ion cells in the T-shaped pack provides a great power. The drive unit offers almost silent power of 370 Nm of instant torque, the equivalent of 150 horsepower, zero to 100 km / h in about nine seconds and a top speed of 161 km / h.

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The Ampera is well suited to daily driving time from most European customers. For example, about 80 percent of German drivers travel less than 50 km per day.

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Opel estimates that an electrically driven km Ampera to pay about a fifth compared to current conventional gasoline vehicle fuel prices.

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Vehicle type: 5-door, hatchback front-wheel drive

Category: Extended-Range Electric Vehicle (E-REV)

Chassis: Independent MacPherson strut front, torsion beam rear axle torque, four disc brakes, regenerative brakes to maximize the full energy, electricity, help control

Seating: four


Maximum speed: 161 kmh

EV Range: 60 km (combined)

Total range:> 500 km


Wheelbase: 2685 mm

Length: 4404 mm

Width: 1798 mm

Height: 1430 mm

Cargo volume: 301 liters

System battery

Type: Lithium-ion

Energy: 16 kWh

Electric drive

Power: 150 hp (111 kW)

Torque: 370 Nm


Size of tires and wheels specially developed low rolling resistance tires wheels 17 inch forged aluminum.

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2011 Opel Corsa Review

The Opel Corsa makeover follows: after reviewing all things under the skin in 2010, Opel small car success becomes a new wardrobe in 2011. A new face design gives you a sporty, expressive eyes, making it instantly recognizable as a member of the Opel family. New exterior colors and interior looks great and offers individualized versions of sports make it more attractive than ever. The Opel Corsa now comes with a new multimedia information and entertainment called "Touch & Connect" which has a color touch screen five inches, full navigation coverage for 28 European countries, Bluetooth, iPod and USB for very competitive price .

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Even if all the engines were modified in 2010 to provide more power and lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, a new 70 kW / 95 hp 1.3 CDTI ecoFLEX version is now equipped with Start / Stop technology will further increase the overall efficiency Opel Corsa: three-door version only requires 3.5 liters diesel per 100 km and emits just 94 g / km of CO2. Start / Stop technology, in particular, allows a reduction in fuel consumption in city traffic - l/100 4.2 km vs. 4.6 liters per 100 kilometers before the Corsa 1.3 CDTI ecoFLEX emissions of 98 g / km of CO

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The perfect family in constant motion

A major player in the European market since 1982, offers the Opel Corsa is one of the most product lines in the small car segment. It comes in two different body styles: three-door coupe, the family five-door and a commercial variant called Corsavan. Inside the cabin, where he won again with one of the most spacious interiors and attractive in its class. Opel also offers many innovative features not offered by his peers - as a heated steering wheel or the integrated FlexFix bike carrier - and many that are rarely found in the segment Halogen Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL), Hill Start Assist and panoramic sunroof.

The engine range of the Opel Corsa range from 48 kW/65 hp at 141 kW/192 hp. This engine family was updated in 2010 with many new engines meet Euro 5 emission standards, which reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by up to 13 percent, while increasing the power of engine in most applications. To help drivers reduce their fuel consumption, even when driving a powerful car, a "change of place" indicator was added to the primary display device.

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Modified 1.6-liter, 141 kW/192 hp turbo version of the Corsa OPC continues to top sales in the family. Make Opel Corsa OPC has also been re-designed to meet the other new line-up, especially the headlights and new grille.

On the diesel side, different versions of the units offer 1.3 and 1.7 CDTI 55 kW/75 powers of the 96 kW/130 hp - and diesel by drinking, they all have a fuel consumption between 3, 5 and 4.6 liters per 100 kilometers.

Flair and individuality for everyone

The four trim levels, Essentia, Enjoy, and Cosmo Sport, which allows customers to customize their Opel Corsa exactly as they wish has been reworked for 2011. New contemporary colors and patterns are available both inside and outside. In the environment of charcoal, they can enjoy indoors also be dressed with more expressive Tabasco Orange or steel blue decorations. The new exterior color palette integrates a delicate off-white Guacamole, catchy and bold green grasshopper, henna warm.

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In addition, it extends the successful, Color Line Sports, which already represents about 20 percent of sales in offering Corsa Germany. In addition to the familiar color and Colorrace edition models now have a new package called Linea fat 17-inch wheels in glossy black with white bands corresponding high along the body. Linea Pack is available on the Enjoy, Sport and Cosmo.

Bestseller super-mini with improved technology and high quality

Opel Corsa has been an important platform to improve in 2010, more comfort, better steering feel and greater directional stability - all without compromising the acclaimed agility and driving pleasure.

Shock absorbers, springs, sway bars, rear axle, steering gear and software for electric power steering (EPS) have been revised to provide greater sophistication of the Corsa race with leadership and ride quality A typical class of more expensive vehicles. The ABS and ESP Plus installed on Opel Corsa support vented disc brakes front and to provide additional functions: If emergency braking control is activated, as well as brake assist and electronic distribution of braking force.

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In addition to his sport, a dynamic style and driving pleasure, the Opel Corsa also offers customers the first-class quality. Report of Germany 2010 DEKRA quality Corsa named the overall winner of the quality, the lowest failure of all vehicles tested. DEKRA (Deutscher Kraftfahrzeug-Überwachungs-Verein) is a leading independent global service for secure and efficient mobility in Europe and the largest organization of technical experts.

The Opel Corsa is a popular choice across Europe among small cars - or super-minis. That represents 30 percent of all sales of Opel / Vauxhall and is one of the leaders in its segment. On average, more than 400,000 units sold annually in the past three years.

Corsa has been designed and developed in Rüsselsheim, Germany, and was built in Zaragoza, Spain, and Eisenach, Germany.

Da Corsa new expressive face, high-end tone

The new Opel Corsa seems to be based on the solid foundation of successful design. It still retains its dynamic character, friendly, but today unveiled a bold online sports with the new Opel design language.

The athletic performance is obtained by re-sizing the upper and lower grilles. The lower grille is wider and higher, and thus visually extending the car. A high degree of attention to the three-dimensional mesh upper grille, recalling an Astra and replaces the previous horizontal bars. The proud new Opel logo is integrated into a redesigned and larger sculptural chromed bore, which contributes to the onset of expression of the front. Thank you to these changes, the Corsa now has an even more dynamic.

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Opel carved eagle eyes were added to the new flagship with the typical wing-shaped signature daylight lamp, which made its debut in the Insignia, and now appears in all new Opel products. The internals of the lamp has also been refined to create a very jewel-like performance that enhances the sporty look. The fog lights integrated into the new blades chrome full presence of the most expressive face new Opel Corsa. The look is further enhanced with six new models of alloy wheels and a big redesigned Opel logo on the tailgate. Three new exterior colors are also included in the palette: a delicate off-white Guacamole, a great green grasshopper and a henna warm.

The side profile of the new Opel Corsa has retained the charm that have already established as one of the favorites of the market. Curves, aerodynamic silhouette is also attractive as a family and cut into three five-door versions. The front and expressive design of the rear, well-defined waistline statements, and the body to wheel relationship best work together to provide an elegant, dynamic feel. Like the radiator grille is V-shaped tailgate that mark the center groove, and the great logo recognizable elements of Opel design.

Far from the Opel Corsa and pronounced wheel arches clearly reflect the pleasure of handling agility and driving top-selling offers.

Interior color contemporary sports, sensual textures and 21 century technology

The Opel Corsa continues to offer one of the most spacious and attractive interior in its class. The welcoming nature of the cockpit was a major makeover. The panel design attractive, user-friendly instrument has been maintained, but the surface treatment - a mix of matte and shiny materials - have been notable improvements in the quality and appearance.

Available in a variety of fine fabrics and colors to help distinguish between the trim levels, and also to ensure that all customers will find the perfect fit to meet their desires. The main features of the interior is newly decorated with a center console with striking patterns and colors of the instrument panel pads available in a modern color combinations that give the interior a fresh and youthful character.

High quality starts Essentia entry level model, the results of a fabric of superior quality to punch in the center console and a new matte color. In addition to the Classic Charcoal interior, Enjoy trim level adds a youthful look with a Steel Blue or Orange is available in Tabasco. Lively, colorful interior is a counterweight to the contrast medium, such as Pearl White console, steering wheel and around the door handles. Colors and patterns arising from two-tone dashboard and harmonious effect of increasing the overall look of the interior. Sport shows the implementation of the center console in Japan was held in an elegant black galvanized fan decorations. Cosmos is a new glossy black frame center console, instrument panel insert where the opposite wing, as well as a beautiful setting in relief gives it a very elegant and refined.

New "Touch & Connect" is a multimedia infotainment system in the round units of the navigation system, which is commonly connected and easy to use. In many of the features include high dynamic navigation, and aux-in USB and Bluetooth connectivity. Navigation is via a menu-driven touch screen.

Opel Corsa ecoFLEX: low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, a lot of driving fun

EcoFLEX is the lowest power, including low emission member of each Opel model line-up. The new Corsa ecoFLEX Opel illustrates the philosophy of developing environmentally friendly cars that are still fun to drive. New super-efficient Opel Corsa ecoFLEX is powered by the sophisticated, 70 kW/95 1.3 CDTI diesel powered by a variable geometry turbocharger technology now equipped with Start / Stop. Comply with Euro 5 emission standards and equipped with a diesel particulate filter reduces emissions that are harmful to health, is only 3.5 l/100 km and the news just 94 g / km of CO2 in its variant three-door (hatchback: 3.6 l/100 km and 95 g / km), while offering powerful performance and alive. With the Corsa ecoFLEX, drivers of fleet sectors and private sectors in many European countries can benefit from special tax benefits and costs of low green fuel without polluting the air with diesel particulate matter.

1.3 CDTI engine, the Corsa ecoFLEX 70 kW/95 hp turbocharged and produces up to over 190 Nm of torque between 1750 and 3250 revolutions per minute.

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The engine of the Opel Corsa ecoFLEX combines two strengths: low CO2 and high performance. Opel engineers have achieved using a turbo variable turbine geometry, which significantly improves engine performance. They have also optimized the calibration of the engine to significantly increase the low-end torque and maximum power, which makes a new transmission set-up is possible: a longer gear ratio was selected for the five-speed unit , benefiting fuel consumption and CO2 values ​​of less than 100 g. The new 70 kW/95 hp Opel Corsa ecoFLEX has a top speed of 177 km / h and needs only 12.3 seconds to reach 100 km / h off.

Not only propulsion technology, but the measures still plan to make the Corsa ecoFLEX super-efficient. The aerodynamics have been improved by reducing the car 20 mm and to optimize the flow of air through the vents. The wheels feature a new design, new wheel covers most effective. Corsa ecoFLEX is fitted with 175/70 tires special roll resistance optimized, and installed in a lighter, the flow is composed of 14-inch steel wheels, 15-inch wheels are optional.

Opel ecoFLEX: Start / Stop to reduce CO2 emissions

Opel has gradually start / stop to save fuel technology available in most of ecoFLEX models. When the 55 kW/75 hp version of the Opel Corsa 1.3 CDTI in the summer of 2010, which has benefited from a 10.8 percent fuel consumption thanks to the system (4.5 to 4.0 liters per 100 km), the latest powerful 1.3 CDTI also now receives the system. By the end of 2011, all product lines Opel feature of this environmentally friendly technology.

Start / Stop the principle is simple: the engine is not running not to consume fuel. With a start / stop, instead of idling at a red light or in traffic, the engine stops when the driver engages neutral and release the clutch pedal. This is apparent from the tachometer needle moves to "autostart" position, which indicates that the system is ready to restart the engine. At the traffic light turns green or traffic becomes liquid again, the drivers simply press the clutch pedal to restart the engine, switch to first gear and take off. By eliminating idling time, engines emit less greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, no engine noise stops more noise for the occupants of cars and pedestrians and cyclists in cities. Naturally, the owners see the largest economies in city driving. In city traffic, it emits 70 kW/95 hp Corsa 1.3 CDTI with start / stop of 8.7 percent less CO2 than the equivalent version without this technology environmentally friendly - or 4

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2 km l/100, l/100 km compared to 4.6 without Start / Stop. On the combined cycle, the Opel Corsa 1.3 CDTI with Start / Stop only requires 3.5 liters of diesel per 100 km.

Of course, the automatic climate control, power steering and braking characteristics are maintained while the engine is turned off to keep the passengers safe and comfortable start / stop system is not activated, if it is safe to do so if it can affect the operation of the engine or if you reduce the comfort of the cab driver and passengers.

The following conditions must be met to enable the start / stop:

the cap is completely closed

the driver's door is closed

belt is set

the engine has warmed up

battery is adequately charged

temperature of the engine coolant is too high

The ambient temperature is too low (below -10 ° C), below this temperature the system is not active

vacuum brake is sufficient to guarantee optimum braking performance

filter self-cleaning diesel particulate is not active

If there is a change in any of these conditions for automatic engine shutdown controlled by the driver (AUTOSTOP), the system can be started automatically without driver intervention. And as some drivers prefer to shut down, you can press the ECO button located in the center console to be transferred. The deactivation is indicated by the key LED turns off.

In an automatic engine shutdown, which has turned off the rear defroster includes electric windows and heated exterior mirrors. Other functions are passed to a power saving mode and infotainment system will be protected during the start-up. This means that the navigation system needs to be restarted after the engine stopped.

ecoFLEX: Continued improvements to the environment

EcoFLEX, Opel introduced the brand in 2007 and led this commitment to environmental responsibility, step by step, starting from.

At its launch in 2007, the Opel Corsa 1.3 CDTI ecoFLEX (55 kW/75 hp) has already shown the remarkably low fuel consumption of just 4.5 l/100 km CO2 emissions of just 119 g / km (combined ). A year later, the values ​​reduced to 109 g / km and 4.1 l/100 km and 105 g and 4.0 l/100 km when the models are not equipped with particulate filters. In January 2010 changed its Opel Corsa 1.3 CDTI ecoFLEX with 70 kW/95 hp more powerful variant, however, reduce fuel consumption and emissions of 3.7 l/100 km and 98 g / km of CO2 (three-door ). Equipped with Start / Stop, the same Opel Corsa 1.3 CDTI ecoFLEX (70 kW/95 hp) today when 94 g / km of CO2 and 3.5 l/100 km. Progress in action!

Make today different features ecoFLEX vehicles also designed the Corsa to Astra and Astra, and will continue to work to improve all the members of this family of very low-cost vehicles.

The Insignia ecoFLEX, for example, has a remarkable CD of 0.26, placing it among the world's most aerodynamic sedans. It combines the fuel consumption of 4.9 liters of diesel per 100 km and 129 g CO2 / km, with power up to 118 kW/160 hp Tourer (Insignia Sports: 134 g / km of CO2 and 5.1 l / 100 km).

The new Astra 1.3 CDTI ecoFLEX early in the year 2011 is the start / stop system that keeps the fuel consumption by up to 3.9 liters of diesel per 100 km and emissions of 104 g / km of CO2 (Sports Tourer: 4.1 liter and 109 g).

Agila to the Zafira, Opel ecoFLEX models meet the many diverse needs of drivers in the form of driving profile and the type of use, while remaining affordable. The mosaic of the energy offered by Opel include gasoline, diesel, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and compressed natural gas (CNG).

Corsa Color Line shines with colorful spectacle individualized

Opel Corsa Color Line was created because a growing number of people seeking individual, sporty look for their car. Color Line has many models to suit different lifestyles and tastes, and always the same idea of ​​having a different aspect of the mass, and a special touch of dynamism and sportiness. Much like the sport, now all kinds of conception and expression are not only worn for sports, but hanging out, going to downtown shopping, going to work or even go out at night. Corsa Color Line is simply an attitude.

Edit colors and racing models provide even more color brilliance to Formula Opel Corsa, with bright colors and themes of the body design found in the alloy wheels of 17 inches. They are always in combination with sports suspension, sports seats wrapped, alloy pedals, tail lights dark glass, dark color and an oval chrome exhaust pipe. Within the center console in piano black color rings, while the ventilation and the stitching on the upholstery is painted with exterior paint. All variants are available with an engine volume 1.2-liter gasoline unit.

Color Edition was the first member of the Color Line. It is a tone of voice in and out dynamically, which boasts a modern and expressive. It 'a sport black roof, complete with a glossy black, five-spoke alloy wheels, exterior colors and available in white, yellow, red, black, and a new aquamarine.

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The race of colors is designed to appeal to true fans of motor sport exterior colors and comes in yellow, red or white. It has special alloy wheels black 17-inch black roof, while panels of the hood, tailgate and sides are lower than one reason for the checkered flag in bold highlighting the Opel Corsa winning personality.

Linea Pack - available at Enjoy, Sport and Cosmo - aimed at customers looking for even more customization. It is available in nine exterior colors and features two large white or black streaks leading from the CAP back tailgate. The color of the wheels and side mirrors caps are coordinated with stripes.

Color Line Series is presented in court and stylish three-door Corsa variant of the family five-door body.

Corsa full of innovative features for fun and safety

Opel Corsa is packed with comfort features and safety to ensure that every trip is comfortable and safe. From a panoramic sunroof that provides an overview of the world for the unique FlexFix rack for bicycle transportation safe and easy, is Opel's super-mini is the ideal travel companion for fun and uncomplicated .

State-of-the-art infotainment system

Stay in touch with the world of multimedia infotainment 4x20-watt seven-speaker are now involved in the Race. Called "Touch & Paste" This versatile system consists of five-inch color touch screen, full navigation covers 28 European countries, with Bluetooth, iPod and USB. We are connected in general, easy to use and has all the comforts built in. This new 21 century offered to replace the two navigation systems offered in the past (60 CD and DVD 100). Available at a very competitive price, offers a DVD-based functionality of the system, covering most of Europe at lower prices than the previous 60-CD system, and that a number of additional features.

Touch & Connect system is easy and intuitive navigation. Its five-inch touch screen is equipped with two 2-D and 3-D (for the crow flies) SD cards and navigation of the map. Another feature is an option to select the route most environmentally friendly and helps save fuel and the environment. Points of interest can also be downloaded by the user.

It also has a function that uses the smart suburb TMC to offer alternative routes in case of congestion, even if the navigation is not active. This feature is particularly useful for commuters who know their routes, but I would be automatically informed of traffic jams on their way.

Bluetooth allows you to secure your phone hands-free - even the address books on the screen - and is compatible with the iPhone. It also allows for streaming audio and displays the music titles on the screen. iPods are full, and the ability to navigate without the need for special cables. USB keys can also be used for the new system.

Small car has great ideas

The true philosophy, Opel, Opel Corsa is also innovative technologies at an affordable price, such as halogen Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL), heated steering wheel, Hill Start Assist, panoramic sunroof, or FlexFix integrated bicycle rack, which is unique in Opel .

A small power plant, Opel Halogen Adaptive Forward Lighting offers greater security in a dynamic curve and static cornering lights. The dynamic curve light ensures optimum illumination of the lights along the curve turning to 15 degrees left and right of the car in the opposite corner. A static cornering light illuminates the area to the right or left of the vehicle up to 90 degrees, a great help when driving in low light conditions. AFL Race will also be behind the lights and headlights dark smoke.

A unique element of comfort in this category is heating the steering wheel option, the rapid heating of the hands of drivers. The temperature reaches 34 ° C to provide an ideal heat conduction in cold weather.

Opel Corsa is Hill Start Assist holds the car on the slopes of three percent or steeper within 1.5 seconds after the brake pedal is released. This technology essentially eliminates the "roll-back" on the hills, when the vehicle is stopped temporarily and ensures easy, confident "ride" on the grades.

A large panoramic sunroof gives a lot of outside light, which creates a sense of volume and improved design of the Corsa. The aerodynamically optimized shape of the deflector to prevent disturbance to the integrated sound that usually happens, also the sunroof fully open. When the roof is closed, the interior noise is reduced by 2-room insulation.

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According to Opel's commitment to offer a fully integrated flexible solution easy and comfortable, the Corsa is available with the system operator FlexFix - the ideal solution for transporting bicycles. Opel is the only manufacturer to offer innovative FlexFix system that requires no installation or removal - it just gets out of the rear bumper like a drawer. A simple pull of the lever near the edge of the trunk and the door slides out of the defense. No special equipment or tools required. When not in use, the tray can be simply pushed FlexFix to store almost invisibly into the rear bumper. The FlexFix rack, with more rear lights, can carry up to two bicycles with wheel sizes from 18 to 28 inches. The maximum capacity is 40 kg, with each cycle up to 20 kg. For added security, a beep is committed when the vehicle is in reverse.

A special delivery box with 160 liters of cargo volume is available as an accessory and can be mounted on the FlexFix, making it more flexible.

2011 Opel Corsa OPC Nurburgring Edition Review

The Opel Corsa OPC Nurburgring Edition Limited is based in the Corsa model line in the recently updated, and with only 500 units planned, which will offer a rare blend of power, performance and raw passion.

The extra power is provided by the modified engine and turbo systems, a sports exhaust with reduced back pressure against, and optimization of fuel 100 octane. Consequently, the maximum production of 1.6 liter turbo OPC increased from 141 kW/192 hp to 154 kW/210 hp, providing a tangible impact on 131.4 hp per liter, which is unusual in that engine category . The maximum torque of the motor base (230-266 nm) also increased to 250 Nm and 280 Nm when the turbocharger "overboost" function is activated.

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To convert such energy efficient propulsion, the front axle is equipped with a mechanical multi-plate limited slip differential. This helps reduce wheel spin when it is very high lateral forces during acceleration, for example, or changes in the texture of the pavement surface. It is also ideal for incursions on the ground.

Bicycle race is also a higher price. The measures are even lower ride height, spring design and new units, and Bilstein shocks - as well as high-tech information - a new lightweight front brake system is tailor-made specialists Brembo high performance brake pads. Control algorithms support platform systems - ABS, traction control (TC) and electronic stability control (ESC) - have been calibrated to the experts at Opel Performance Center car to meet the new assembly.

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Visual highlights are two new, no colors - apple green "Grasshopper", and the red "henna" - as well as a newly designed 8 x 18-inch forged aluminum wheels and shiny black, shod with 225/35 R 18 V-rings. Other distinguishing characteristics "Nürburgring Edition" of the current Opel Corsa OPC is the front spoiler lip and a new dual-suction stainless steel and "Nürburgring" logos from the pillars B.

The interior includes unique sports skid plates with black lettering and decorative stitching "Nürburgring" red and white Recaro sport seats front and rear hand brake and the speed of the console. The front seats are embossed with the logo of the "Nürburgring" and insert the wheel is finished in piano black.

Exceptional driving skills - exceptional driving pleasure

The standard performance figures only give an indication of what it means to run the Opel Corsa OPC Nürburgring Edition. It reaches 100 km / h from standstill in just 6.8 seconds, and gear strength is increased by the fact that a lot of torque generation. This small sports hatch complete the transition from 80 to 120 km / h in 5th gear in just 6.2 seconds and a top speed of 230 km / h, it is among the leading performance in its class.

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As the name suggests, the Opel Corsa OPC Nurburgring Edition Opel emphasizes once again to tie the famous Eifel racetrack steeped in tradition. Top-of-the-line Corsa has been shown that great driving dynamics during testing and development is under maximum load at the Nürburgring North Loop, the world's most demanding race track. But the driving experience offered is not limited to the speed and accuracy of treatment alone. It also includes an exciting sound: the sound of a newly developed exhaust system is suited to the type of vehicle, for optimum performance.

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The essence of the Opel Corsa OPC Nürburgring Edition is best summarized by the Opel brand ambassador and Winkelhock 'Jockel UCI PERFORMANCE coach Joachim. "You run and run and run - and you simply do not want to stop," he told her so popular, usually with a mischievous smile.

The Opel Corsa OPC Nürburgring Edition can ask a sales price of € 27,650 (VAT in Germany).

2011 Opel Antara Review

Accentuated by the exterior styling, new engines, chassis and given a new interior, the Opel Antara combines sporty off-road, with the high value in use and urban chic in the 2011 model year.

Fully modified engine range consists of two diesel units and a petrol variant meets Euro 5 emissions and ensures better driving performance with a very low consumption and emissions. The two available transmissions - a six-speed manual and automatic - have also been completely new development.

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The 2.2 CDTI diesel is available in two output levels. The 120 kW/163 hp entry-level unit develops a maximum torque of 350 Nm and is available in combination with front or all-wheel drive and manual or automatic transmission. With a fuel consumption of 6.3 l/100 km (CO2: 167 g / km), acceleration from zero to 100 km / h in 9.9 seconds and a top speed of 189 km / h (for all variant manual front disc wheel speed), the powertrain offers a balanced union of efficiency and dynamics.

The 135 kW/184 hp top-of-the-line diesel (maximum torque of 400 Nm) comes standard with four-wheel drive, available in two transmission choices and impresses with excellent handling characteristics (from zero to 100 km / h in 9.6 seconds, top speed 200 kmh). At the same time, it can boast with this economy and high engine-friendly environment with a fuel consumption of 6.6 l/100 km and CO2 emissions of 175 g / km).

Alternative to diesel engines, engine 2.4 ECOTEC gasoline 123 kW/167 hp and 230 Nm of maximum torque is available in front-wheel drive and manual transmission or four-wheel drive, combined with manual or automatic transmission. It comes with acceleration from zero to 100 km / h in 10.5 seconds, top speed is 190 km / h, the fuel consumption of 8.8 liters / km and CO2 emissions of 206 g / km (manual front-wheel drive version), it leaves virtually nothing to be desired.

Intelligent all-wheel drive with variable distribution

Opel Antara has electronically controlled four-wheel drive system combines the benefits of front-wheel drive - such as low fuel consumption - with the benefits of traction drive wheels. As the engine drives the front wheels normally, the current driving conditions are continuously monitored by an electronic control system.

If sufficient traction threatens to cause the front axle slip, the system of redistributing power in a transparent manner. According to the driving situation and unconditional power range from 100 percent front-wheel drive and 50 percent on both front and rear axles, and all variations in between.

New chassis fine-tuning with the dynamic

To match its engine driven, the Opel Antara to date is now a brand new tuned chassis that combines driving fun and agility with a high driving comfort. Direction depending on the speed has also been improved and now offers more direct contact with the road.

Narrow framework and improvements in active safety features include ABS and standard equipment of Hill Start Assist (HSA) which prevents break when you start in the ratings. According to the alternative model and equipment, distinctive alloy wheels in 17, 18 or 19 inches in size to help manage refined and striking aspect of the sport crossover.

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New design with a clear brand identity

The design of the new Opel Antara sport a outdoor grill with chrome accents surrounding days, typical of the brand in the chrome crossbar and logo in bold. The crossover also features exclusive new fog lights, rear lights with new graphics and a distinctive front and rear underrun protection.

The interior updated with new features, premium finish and upholstery, instruments with new graphics, a redesigned center console with storage solutions and extra stylish leather finish Titanium Light option. Improved safety features and comfort include electric parking brake, a speed display for manual variants automatic deactivation of front and side airbags in the front passenger side to allow installation of a chair, tensioners and belt force limiters front and a tire repair kit.

Alternative strong SUV segment in Europe

Its attractive appearance, a state-of-the-art line-up engines, development of active chassis and a refined interior, the Opel Antara is a strong competitor in its class. Sports crossover offers an excellent quality-price ratio: 123 kW/167 hp 2.4 ECOTEC gasoline unit of front wheel drive version of the Villas is a very inexpensive entry-level line of the model in the basic price 26 780 Euros Antara.

Opel Antara Opel showcases around update of the strategy to focus more on existing traditions, the potential and expertise and to revive them with attractive products. In this case, tradition is based on the Frontera, which was built between 1991 and 2003 with the Antara level marks a new beginning. The crossover SUV segment and will play an important role in the portfolio of branded products with the aim of strengthening the position of Opel on the European car market. The next step in this direction is the compact SUV in 2012.

Strategy for the European market Opel Antara is predicting sales of more than 15,000 units of its debut in 2011, then an annual turnover of 20 000 are planned. About 80 percent of net sales are expected to market English, German, Italian and Russian. 163 hp diesel variant would be the biggest seller, accounting for about 75 percent of sales.

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In addition to nice-sized SUV segment

Medium SUV segment in Western Europe has increased steadily over the last five years, with the exception of a slight decline during the global economic crisis in 2009. SUV parts of the total market for passenger cars, nearly doubled in this period, 2.2 percent (2005) to 4.2 per cent (January-October 2010).

Research indicates that growth should continue in this segment in the coming years. This vehicle benefits from emotional factors such as the class value of staff compared to conventional sedans and station wagons, versatility and ability to think outside the box - in this case, the paved roads - if necessary.

Another factor is the changing demographics of the European population. SUV and crossover models like the Antara are particularly popular among older customers, who appreciate the comfortable entry and exit and a greater sense of security offered by the high position of the seats in these cars.

Strong competitive position with the frame and an attractive price FlexFix

His style, the best engine line-up, active, and the beginning of the creation of a practice of interior design of luxury, the Opel Antara is a strong competitive position. The new crossover target groups are mainly in the middle of a social climber, and liberal environment with an affinity for technology and development is often very clear.

Many of these buyers will continue an active life, and his bicycle FlexFix integrated transport system, the Opel Antara to this group offers an unparalleled competitive advantage. This highlights an interesting value for money offers: 123 kW/167 hp 2.4 ECOTEC gasoline unit with Ville Front wheel drive version is very affordable entry-level line model of the Opel Antara basic price of EUR 26 780.

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Product Strategy: stronger presence in the SUV segment

The Opel Antara features around to update the strategy to focus more on the traditions, the potential and experience to revitalize with attractive products. In this case, tradition is based on the Frontier, which was built between 1991 and 2003, and updating the Opel Antara is a new beginning. The crossover SUV segment and will play a greater role in the portfolio of branded products in order to strengthen the position of Opel in the European car market. The next step in this direction is the compact SUV in 2012.

"The Antara is not only a car has improved a lot," says Alain Visser, Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Aftersales. "It is also the beginning of our return to the SUV segment. Opel will be stronger and more present in this vehicle class in the future."

Strategy for the European market Opel Antara anticipates selling 15 000 units of its debut in 2011, then an annual turnover of 20 000 are planned. About 80 percent of net sales are expected to market English, German, Italian and Russian. 163 hp diesel variant would be the biggest seller, accounting for about 75 percent of sales.

2.2 CDTI diesel one of the most efficient in its class

Output level is 2.2 CDTI diesel engine, which is available in two power levels. 120 kW/163 hp version can be combined with front-wheel drive or full, and manual or automatic transmission. Top 135 kW/184 hp version is also available in both types of transmission, but four-wheel drive is standard with this engine.

And a maximum torque of 350 Nm at 1750-2750 rpm, and the combined fuel consumption of 6.3 liters per 100 kilometers (CO2 emissions: 167 g / km) front-wheel drive manual version, 163 hp diesel engine is a Antara ideal base for the range. Acceleration time is 9.9 seconds (zero to 100 km / h) and a top speed of 189 km / h, showing excellent dynamic range.

184 hp combined with peak-drive diesel impresses with 400 Nm of torque (1750-2750 rpm) and offers excellent handling, excellent performance and a comfortable ride in all situations. Time sprint of 9.6 seconds and a top speed of 200 kmh continues to demonstrate these qualities. Meanwhile, the economy and environment are still a priority (fuel consumption: 6.6 l/100 km Emissions: 175 g / km CO2).

This block is one of the more efficient new diesel engines in its displacement. High specific power, low emissions, reduced noise and vibration behavior as well as handling and long life is ensured by the precise timing of the various systems components and design features, including:

The engine block has a high structural rigidity (improved noise and vibration behavior)

The engine block cooling jacket design horizontal fins (cooling optimized)

Dual flywheel (reduced transmission of vibrations)

The oil pump is integrated with the balance shaft module (estate, reduces engine vibration)

The new DOHC aluminum cylinder head variable swirl control (and the vortex flow)

Water-cooled turbocharger with air cooling and variable turbine geometry (cylinder loading and handling)

Training, maintenance-free timing chain with automatic chain tensioner

The fuel injection pressure of up to 1800 bar (preparation of the mixture)

The compression ratio reduced to 16.3:1 (increased power, reduced emissions and combustion noise)

Optimized heating system (improved starting in cold weather)

Exhaust gas cooling system with a highly effective (reducing emissions)

Maintenance-free piece of diesel particulate filter (DPF)

Piston oil spray cooling

2.4 ECOTEC gasoline engine: an interesting alternative

As an alternative to the two diesel engines, a newly developed 2.4 ECOTEC gasoline unit is also available to improve the Opel Antara. 123 kW/167 hp and maximum torque of 230 Nm (at 4600 rpm), combines an attractive brand of high performance driving. As the front-wheel drive, this engine is available with a manual six-speed transmission, four-wheel drive and the format is either a manual or automatic six-speed transmission.

Performance, fuel consumption and emissions of all the data confirm the efficiency of this engine. The acceleration time (10.5 seconds), speed (190 km / h), fuel consumption (8.8 litres/100km) and CO2 emissions (206 g / km) leave little to want.

The 2.4 ECOTEC engine also provides high technology features. These include:

Variable parameters on the intake and exhaust camshafts (usable speed range, the development of torque, fuel economy)

Cam-chain (reliability)

Noise optimized piston skirt

Aluminum engine block and cylinder head (weight, engine temperature)

Oil Pan structural

Precision sensors to determine the positions of the crank and camshaft (preparation of the mixture of fuel timing, ignition)

Piston oil spray cooling

On top of a very low fuel consumption and emissions, the level of service to the Opel Antara is also very limited: regular inspections of gasoline and diesel are only necessary every 30,000 km or once a year. When the oil must be changed are determined by use and driving conditions and are marked with a gauge of life of engine oil.

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Optional manual or automatic transmission

Two new systems of six-speed transmission, a manual and automatically combines efficiency with a wide dynamic range and comfort. High-tech features such as precision designed "Monoblock" cog and synchronization features intricately designed and structural elements in the manual transmission ensure minimum operating force is required, fluid changes, and low vibration operation low friction.

A special design features of the automatic transmission is available free pairs of gears deformation in the crankshaft, which makes the transmission unit particularly compact and versatile. A very global space allows both exceptional responsiveness out the first report and a "long" sixth stop on the cruise with a relaxed, low fuel consumption at low speeds. Drivers have two driving programs available at the touch of a button - if they want to "cruise" or drive more aggressively. The transmission also includes an automatic step brake system, which prevents unwanted upshifts in a moving vehicle or while driving downhill.

Optional front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive

Depending on their specific needs, Antara buyers can choose between a sporty crossover, both front-wheel drive or full floating unit. The latter combines a powerful front-wheel drive - such as fuel consumption - the wide dynamic range, power and active safety.

The main components of electronic traction control system total ITCC (Intelligent controlled torque coupling) is the conductor of electromagnetic coupling and multiple hydraulic wet clutch, which are incorporated into a single unit module rear axle. This solution provides several advantages: it guarantees a quick response, is compact, lightweight and maintenance free.

Appropriate force distribution

While the front wheels are also responsible for four-wheel drive Opel Antara, the driving current is continuously recorded and compared between electronic stability control and CCIC (CES) on parameters such as wheel speed, the angle turning and throttle position.

If sufficient traction threatens to cause the front axle slip, the system reacts in 0.1 seconds, seamlessly redistribute power. According to the driving situation and unconditional power range from 100 percent front-wheel drive and 50 percent on both front and rear axles, and all variations in between.

New Set-up: More agile and more comfortable ride

A variety of modifications and fine-tuning measures have allowed the current Opel Antara greater dynamism and flexibility, increasing driving pleasure and ride quality.

Changes includes optimized front axle McPherson struts with spring rates have increased, and support new upper leg, which is milder in the horizontal and vertical, but more rigid in the diagonal plane. In combination with a provision of modified shock and a stabilizer bar reinforced and extended bearing guide bushes flexible ensures that the increased stiffness in roll, more direct steering feel and ride comfort improved.

The multilink rear suspension, with three transverse links and a leak on each page was also redesigned and refined. The arms are now hydraulically damped to subsequent structural isolation has improved. Optimized leg mounts and coil springs with increased spring rates also mitigate the effects of road shock. In combination with a stabilizer bar, a wide track (1569 mm front, rear 1576 mm) and wheelbase is long for this category of vehicle (2707 mm), these measures to ensure better traction, stability and a better balanced suspension comfort.

The new Antara related to the speed rack and pinion steering system has a binding power steering gear and changed through a reinforced shaft with a slider. The rigidity of which is an increase not only provides specific information for the driver, but also requires a minimum of effort during maneuvers.

The braking system is elegant all-rounder also meets the high active safety chassis and excellent driving dynamics. Large, vented discs front and rear brakes combined with an optimized four-channel ABS and Brake Assist to ensure the function of deceleration of confidence at all times and under all road conditions.

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A wide range of advanced systems will help to further improve active safety. They include:

Electronic stability control (ESC), including ARP (Active Rollover Protection) and CBC (brake control)

HSA (Hill Start Assist) to eliminate the rollback on slopes

DCS (Descent Control System) that keeps the car a top speed of rise of 10 km / h by braking the front wheel without interference from the driver when driving down steep slopes

Electronic control yaw moment AOD (Active on Demand), which helps to minimize understeer or oversteer, changing the torque front and rear

TPMS (Monitoring System Tire Pressure) controls the pressure by means of sensors on the wheels and wheel activates an alarm on the individual display driver, if the loss of more than 0.3 bar pressure

EDC (engine drag control) in versions increasing the torque of the diesel engine, if there is danger of wheel lock (caused by motor breaks down high-speed change or release the clutch in a low voltage )

Standard equipment in all-wheel drive variants of the vehicle includes an automatic level control, which maintains a constant distance from the ground to load or pulling a trailer.

Opel Antara and a lot more to offer in terms of utility. Four-wheel drive variants can take loads up to 2000 kg (FWD: 1500 kg) and trailer stability program (TSP) also ensures that all trends are swinging in the car-trailer is recognized by a sensor Lace and effectively prevented by reducing engine power and controlled deceleration.

In addition to better handling characteristics on the road, the AWD Antares also offers an impressive off-road ability. Deviations in rough terrain are facilitated by: the front with variable electronic control / power distribution in the rear, a ground clearance 176 mm, 450 mm deep at Ford, with a view to an angle of 20 to 24 degrees before and back and a tilt angle of 18 degrees.

By design, the Opel Antara range of alloy wheels fitted with 17 or 18 inches (235/65 R 17 tire size and 235/55 R 18). A new, eye-catching 8 x 19-inch wheels are optional in combination with tires 235/50 R 19.

Comfort and high utilization

The Opel Antara combines not only the dynamic driving performance with the elegance of prestige, his concept of body-mind through also offers a high degree of comfort and convenience feature. It begins with its length and width (4596 x 1850 mm), which occupy more space than a standard mid-size cars and crossover to strike the perfect companion for city driving. The seat height (the height of the vehicle 1717 mm) provides a restriction in all directions from the road, while the characteristics of the powertrain management and excellent agility to ensure precise performance and trouble-free life maneuver.

The interior features refined ergonomics can really feel comfortable on the front and rear headroom, and plenty of space to the side. Behind the cabin, and features tilt-back foot space (946 mm), which is a segment of a generous. Opel Antara emphasize the characteristics of the vehicle ideal for travel or adjustable crossover with compelling features and functionality. Its trunk can accommodate up to 420 liters of cargo normal configuration, this will increase 865 liters when the rear seats are folded down and up to 1420 liters when loaded to the roof. The rear seat (60:40 split) and the front passenger seat back can be folded down to accommodate items up to 2.63 meters in length.

Recently renovated, high-quality interior environment

To match its comfort and interior space and high-end design, the Antara offers new "climate" optimizations. Automatic transmission, air conditioning system with fully modified inside the air filter ensures a comfortable cabin environment and the environment.

Update Antara interior is equipped with an electronic parking brake by a button, which comes standard. Both offer great comfort, this is also possible to completely redesign the center console armrest, and to provide flexible storage space and spacious typical of everyday objects. A well-designed storage system is complemented by a pull-out compartment front passenger seat, wearing sunglasses Hall, nets on the backs of front seats, door and a parking ticket on the dashboard. Behind the cabin also offers practical storage space that can expand the multi-functional center armrest (optional).

Ensure the cleanliness of luggage under the tray, and optional FlexOrganizer system. This includes two side rails on both behind the walls, with a different (optional) FlexOrganizer elements, such as networks, partitions, rods and hooks can be cut. This means that the load can be divided into parts that hold the load and prevent shifting.

Unparalleled practical integration "FlexFix" system rack

Another excellent example of innovation and practical functionality are the "FlexFix" rack. He retired as a drawer and can not be implemented quickly with minimum effort. When not in use, remains virtually invisible, integrated into the rear bumper and then discarded as a possible break in the link exterior design harmony. FlexFix can carry two bicycles (tire size from 18 to 28 inches), while maintaining full functionality on board. This means that the interior space and cargo area are available without restriction and should not be installed, removed or stored.

Important steps for maximum acoustic comfort

Other invisible, but the most notable innovations in the years 2011 Opel Antara model include a wide range of measures designed to insulate against noise and vibrations. This includes:

Hydraulic motor bearings (the movement of engine vibration at idle)

Linking wheel drive components (transmission noise)

Electronically controlled AWD (sound transmission)

The beginning (the transfer of road noise)

The structure of the front frame (anchors modified)

Splash front wall (insulation against noise of the engine)

Air intake and exhaust (flow noise)

Upper structure of the body (low-frequency rumbling noise, etc.)

Windshield add rolling (engine and wind noise)

Door rubber seals (engine and wind noise)

Body seals (wind noise)

The body water repellent (wind noise)

The rear of the body (isolation from the load)

Other NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) measures to ensure acoustic comfort in the Opel Antara is at the front console, in the C and D pillars, tablets wheel arch and the roof, direction, speed and edge doors. The efforts of the acoustics experts lead to a successful outcome: the noise is inside the new Opel Antara has been reduced by more than 3 dB (A) and therefore more than half.

Performance characteristics of electronics, also improved. Now include systems for effective control system for an electric locomotive and the state of the battery (check "RVC" regulated voltage) and the optimization of thermal insulation and energy efficiency diesel versions of the fan (W "PWM" Pulse Modulation).

High levels of passive safety

Complementing the chassis and support "large reserves of active safety, the Opel Antara also offers a comprehensive passive safety features. They are based on a rigid body structure, comprising 37 percent of high-strength steel.

The side of the beam, the crossbar and the front axle, a panel member support tools and solid reinforced doors before you distribute the collision energy of a collision along the optimized load paths, helping to prevent deformation passengers. B-pillars for the construction of custom metal blank sheet of variable thickness to provide security in case of side impact. A reinforced structure in the rear with large longitudinal beams and a fuel tank located in front of the rear axle to round out the security measures of the body.

In the case of minor accidents on the front of the box low-speed crash and subsequent special collision energy absorption, thus reducing the potential repair costs. Opel has also taken the necessary precautions in terms of long-term quality: all areas exposed to corrosion of the body are galvanized on both sides.

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Opel Antara Passive safety is further enhanced by the extensive and selected add-on systems, including:

The front airbags

Side airbags for driver and front passenger

Curtain airbags for front seats and rear / outside

Three-point belts in five places

Belt tensioners and force limiters front

Height-adjustable headrests for all five seats

Belt warning for driver and front passenger seat

Isofix on outer rear seats for child safety seats

Recognition of occupation with the front passenger seat airbag deactivation side of the front and side to fit a child seat

Elegant Brand Connection Crossover Clear

More than ever, again worked Opel Antara has a combination of off-road sports with urban chic and high functionality in everyday life.

External changes to the model year 2011 crossover, the newly designed front grille, a dynamic form of V-style printing in a cloak of inclined columns. Chrome front grille of the framework for its chrome bar brand with a logo bold and new fog lamps emphasize the sculptural form of the language and look at the Opel luxury crossover.

Dark tone lining around the doorway and floor surfaces and the protection is not a clear distinctive off-road capabilities of the Opel Antara in rough and unpaved surfaces. The back has the balanced proportions and symmetry that defines the Opel Antara, apart from the competition.

Contours reflect the sustainability and quality of the curves in the right places and the platform of your life, and the roof form a harmonious unity. Antara is appealing sporty look is rounded and large wraparound taillights with a newly designed graphical user interface, rear underbody protection and stylish alloy wheels 17, 18 or 19 inches in size.

"The careful design allows new and improved character of the Antara is visible," says Mark Adams, vice president of design for Adam Opel AG. "The Antara update incorporates the driving dynamics of higher quality, and represents the philosophy of the product that reflects the standards of the Opel brand."

Interior with new instruments, new materials and additional storage

The dynamic model is updated cross inside for improved comfort and quality. Standard equipment includes a most comprehensive electric parking brake that creates a space for a redesigned center console with additional storage space. This also frees up space to distribute the comfort of travel in front seats offer the contour sports and six-speed or power in eight steps (optional) adjustments for excellent ergonomics.

The refined interior includes instruments with new and distinctive edges, easy to read graphics cluster. New panels and padding materials, new (optional) Light Titanium leather upholstery and stylish interior light creates a very high quality look and feel.

"As with the exterior reveals the inner development, the Opel Antara has been through," said Mark Adams. "A wealth of detail documenting an attractive confident style that enhances the emotional elements of character and dynamic crossover in general."

Comfort, functionality and individuality

According to its position as a sophisticated crossover design with a wide variety of applications, the new Opel Antara offers standard high-definition equipment, options, and a wide range of accessories.

For 2011, the generation model Antara comes standard with an electric parking brake that ensures an easy drive away on the grades, especially in combination with Hill Start Assist (HSA), which is also standard. New security features include the deactivation of the front and side airbags, front passenger when the safety seat is installed, optimized pretensioners on front seats and a tire repair kit.

Customers can choose from three equipment versions: Antara, Enjoy More or Cosmo. Standard features include:


Electronic Stability Program (ESP)

Antilock brakes (ABS)

Traction Control (TC)

Hill Descent Control System (DCS)

Hill Start Assist (HSA)

Fog Lights


Front and side airbags front

Head curtain airbags for front and outer rear

Away from the passenger side airbag

Belt tensioners

Belt Furnaces

ISOFIX outer rear seat

Tire repair kit

Electronic Parking Brake

Front and rear electric windows

Electric side mirrors

Air conditioning

Radio CD 30 MP3, aux-in and steering wheel controls

12-volt outlet in the front area, rear cargo

Center front armrest

Pull-out compartment for a passenger seat

Pockets on the front seat backs

Cargo cover

Rear seat backs fold down split 60:40

Alloy wheels 7 J x 17 inch size / 235/65 R 17 tires

Enjoy Plus - In addition to the standard equipment for the Antara, the Plus version offers Enjoy:

Automatic Light Control (ALC)

Trailer Stability Program (TSP)

Tinted windows in the rear

Automatic climate control

Leather Steering Wheel

Leather shift knob

Front seat

Cosmo - Beyond the most enjoyable teams, Cosmo offers:

Electronically controlled all-wheel drive

Chrome exterior door handles

Chrome exhaust

Heat absorbing windshield

Rain sensor

Parking Assist, front / rear

On-board computer

Cruise control

Illuminated vanity mirror on both screens

Center armrest with storage compartment

Leather upholstery

Alloy wheels 7 J x 18-inch wheels / tires in size 235/55 R 18

Many possibilities for individualization

The many possibilities to customize the new Opel Antara begins with a long list of colors. A selection of seven exterior colors are available (Daydream Blue, Olympic White, Sovereign Silver, Grey Thunder Grey Placid, carbon black, creamy white). According to the alternative equipment, interior colors available are blue / Jet Black (Antara), Jet Black or Cashmere (Enjoy Plus) and jet black leather interior, Light Titanium Saddle Brown or the top-of-the-line variant Cosmo.

There is also a choice of high-end options and accessories, including convenience packs for More Enjoy and Cosmo.

Enjoy Plus Pack includes:

Trip computer

Park Assist, front / rear

Cruise control

Graphic Info Display (GID)

Alloy wheels 7 J x 18-inch wheels / tires in size 235/55 R 18

The package consists of Cosmo:

Xenon headlights

Headlamp cleaning system

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Heated, electrically adjustable and folding mirrors

Interior and exterior (driver's side) automatic dipping mirror

High quality accessories

Antara accessories can be fitted with a large special needs. Range of accessories ranging from shipping boxes, roof racks and towing hook is the unique alloy wheels, child seats and trays on the floor and trunk. Bluetooth compatible audio system and steering wheel controls and a USB connector of the console connected to the external media players and Apple's iPhone are also available.

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Another nice option that was already very popular in the current Antara predecessor, the model is unparalleled FlexFix rack system. Innovative Carrier is built into the rear bumper when not in use, and easily removed if necessary. This allows the transport of two bicycles subject to available space within the passenger or luggage compartment.

2011 Opel Meriva Review

Innovative, versatile and elegant: The second generation of the Opel Meriva, formerly in the Geneva Motor Show 2010 will set a new standard for flexibility of the car with a multitude of innovative features designed to enhance the flexible use space. And that's all in a distinctive and contemporary design.

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When the car is innovative about the diversity card compact seven-seat Zafira in 1999, Opel has created a new market segment accessible minivan when it launched its first generation Opel Meriva 2003. Revolutionary concept FlexSpace back, a high seating position and a spacious cabin, the Opel Meriva is a small but very flexible. A formula for success has enabled a consistent result in a small SUV segment, where sales in Europe totaling over 1 million units.

Now the second generation Opel Meriva again raises the bar for affordable, on-board flexibility. E 'FlexSpace system was further developed in a more intuitive and easy to use. It also has the FlexDoors, rear-hinged rear doors, which facilitate the cottage - the first presentation of a producer of volume. In addition, the new Meriva is an excellent interior storage space to improve the revolutionary concept of a flexible center console and the system exclusive FlexFix Opel - an integrated rear bicycle carrier, which is stored in the storage box.

Opel Meriva flexibility of a brand is to strengthen the expressive exterior and interior design that brings forward Opel awarded new sculptural language. MPV's silhouette is fluid, elegant and dynamic. Rear window graphics distinctive wave compounded by FlexDoors better visibility to the rear-hinged rear seat passengers, especially children.

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The new benchmark in versatility edge

"When the Opel Zafira and Meriva Flex 7 seating concepts are FlexSpace has invented a new type of fully integrated, on-board flexibility," says Alain Visser, vice president of sales, marketing and maintenance of the Opel / Vauxhall. "The new Meriva wanted to design a new industry standard automotive versatility. I see no other car offers so many ideas that make life easier."

Greater flexibility is extended to all areas of the new Opel Meriva. In the cabin, the rear seats FlexSpace innovative system introduced in the first Opel Meriva has been developed: It takes much less effort to move the seats in different positions or near them.

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Throughout the cabin, storage space is significantly increased in a convenient location, provided that items commonly carried in the vehicle. FlexRail revolutionary console consists of replaceable memory unit slides on rails located between the front seats provide a convenient and adaptable to any type of storage use.

The front seats are large similar to those of the new Opel Astra and badges. Offer a range of first class, the setting - 240 mm front / rear and 65 mm in height - allowing people of all sizes and ages to find comfort for their displacement. Another new Opel Meriva Opel is the availability of a single integrated FlexFix bicycle rack.

Entering a new era of doors

Opel Meriva opens a new dimension in access to rear seats with one rear-hinged doors. The FlexDoor is the first time a volume manufacturer in the industry. Unlike other known systems available rear hinged doors equipped FlexDoor full-size doors that open independently without a cover drive through the front doors. A classic B-pillar opening makes this independent as possible, while ensuring the rigidity of the body and good protection against lateral impact. It also has a handle that makes it even easier entry and exit.

FlexDoor offer a great feature that is easy to enter and exit the rear seat. Search the C-pillar hinge also allows more space for passengers' feet to swing beyond the flange of B-pillar. FlexDoor is also open to 84 degrees, much wider than conventional doors, where 68 to 70 degrees is the norm. These passengers also benefit from the same angle of 84 degrees. FlexDoor are also more ergonomic and comfortable for passengers before opening FlexDoor stowing a jacket, a purse or umbrella behind the front seat.

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FlexDoors also increases safety, especially for young families. Parents can get in the back seat makes it easy to connect, and children can easily see when you come in and out of the vehicle. For example, when both the front and back doors are open at the same time, the safety zone has been created for both children and parents out of the car without a door that separates them, to reduce traffic coming out of children.

FlexDoors add style to increased functionality. Stepping in and out of the vehicle, not only feels much more natural, it looks cool and elegant. No need to twist or slip out the back seat.

FlexDoors has been successfully market tested and evaluated Opel Meriva customers since 2006. It 'supports a variety of patented locking system for enhanced security.

Monocab expression of the new Opel design

Inside and out, the Opel Meriva Opel advance expressive design language - combines sculptural artistry with German precision - and sticks to the same level of quality on the Insignia and the new Astra.

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Opel's designers created a dynamic, stylish SUV. A line of low, sweeping roof combined with signature Opel blade side of the body and cause the rear window line gives the wave of a new Opel Meriva, and distinctive look.

FlexDoors inviting interior landscape in harmony with sleek lines and surfaces. Curved wing-shaped instrument panel adds a sense of breadth and volume. Leaning forward in the center console to contribute to this and added the concept of sportsmanship and sculptures.

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The interior is decorated with six different levels of color and finish. The largest selection ever offered in an Opel. The high level of texture and finish and the materials chosen and the construction and decoration of the controls is typical of more expensive cars.

Opel Meriva launch of six environmentally friendly engines

New Opel Meriva will benefit from a longer wheelbase, wider front and rear, all contribute to improving the treatment and increase comfort.

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The engine range offers economical and efficient turbo engines with a power bandwidth of 75 to 140 hp. A particularly economical ecoFLEX version will also be offered. The Opel Meriva offers a choice of 5 and gearbox 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic.

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Designed and developed by Opel engineers in Rüsselsheim Center, Germany, the new Opel Meriva will be built in Zaragoza, Spain, and is scheduled for sale in the summer of 2010.

2012 Opel Zafira Tourer Review

The Opel Zafira Tourer makes its world premiere at the 64th International Motor Show in Frankfurt, 15-25 September 2011. Offering a perfect combination of functionality and wellbeing, the Opel Zafira Insignia Tourer provides values ​​of quality and innovative technology and design philosophy Opel - "the art of sculpture is combined with German precision" - in the minivan segment.

The "Tour" in the name of the mark a great step forward: with a large seating system Flex7 redesigned, the third generation of the Opel compact van sets new standards for passenger cabin flexibility and quality. But the transformation goes beyond the increased capacity to transform their cabin layout: The overall experience is updated. is relaxed driving through with a fine quality design, comfortable atmosphere of the spacious cabin, chassis and technologies and improved security.

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The benchmark for flexibility gives rear passengers a new sense of First Class

When it was launched in 1999, the first generation Zafira was not only the first seven places in its class. It also sets new standards for fully integrated into the flexible board. This means that you must remove and store the heavy seats. Since 1999, Opel has sold more than 2.2 million copies of two generations of Europeans Zafira. Along with the Meriva, the European leader in the small SUV class, the Opel Zafira has created a model of flexibility and multi-purpose vehicle segment.

Premium flexibility is the card of the new Opel Zafira Tourer. Opel engineers have significantly improved the clever Flex7 floor plan. While the entire line third party may still be bent to the ground in the trunk, the second line has been completely redesigned: No longer a bank, it now consists of three separate individual seats that fold flat and moved independently other. Everyone can slide along the 210 mm.

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In addition, second-row passengers can enjoy the unique, optional seating system Lounge, which offers a spacious living room and the comfort of a limousine. Thanks to a clever folding mechanism, rear center seat in the second row folds flat and swivels to provide convenient armrest for the passengers in the outboard seats. The longitudinal movement of the outboard seats, in this case is greater than 280 mm - 70 mm more than the standard version and 80 mm more than the current Zafira. Furthermore, the seat of the outer sheet of 50 mm toward the center of the cabin, a real novelty in the segment.

A combination of longitudinal and lateral movements to ensure the comfort of first class and the unique sensation of traveling to "lounge on wheels", where the largest company, and ergonomics, passengers can change the positions at their convenience when traveling . This emphasizes the personal comfort makes Opel Zafira Tourer much more than the family car. Opel flexible interior designer transformed into an oasis of tranquility, a place to relax and enjoy the spacious atmosphere - be it a business trip or a long ride with friends.

The unique features further enhance the flexibility Opel Zafira Hatchback

Thanks to its generous interior space and flexible transport system, the Opel Zafira Hatchback offers 710 liters of cargo volume in a five-seat configuration (65 liters more than the current Zafira) and up to 1,860 liters (+ 40 liters), where all rear seats folded.

It also provides ample storage space, including the revolutionary multi-functional FlexConsole, improving the innovation system FlexRail presented last year in the Meriva. This innovation policy is another example of the flexibility of premiums in the Tourer Opel Zafira. The armrest with storage box and track both cup holders slide in aluminum tracks to the desired position, allowing the flexible use of space between the front seats - exactly where is the most accessible and useful.

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The second generation of the Opel FlexFix upscale grill also integrated for the first time in the new Zafira Tourer. To date, approximately 60,000 customers Opel opted for the highly acclaimed support that is built into the rear bumper and is simply out like a drawer. Based on the experience of the first generation, the system has been redesigned and has a new fixation device that makes it even more functional and easy to use.

Opel Zafira Tourer looks different from athletics

"The Zafira is the icon of the flexibility of Opel, and we wanted to create more movement and premium grades of its third generation," said Mark Adams, Vice President, Opel / Vauxhall Design. "Opel Zafira is Tourer a statement with its sleek, sporty looks and premium brand. "

The front with its distinctive double boomerang graphics fat scan the top of the fog lamps, typical Opel crease and trapezoidal grille center proud to create a dynamic and progressive, unusual for a minivan. According to all the other models in the range, the flagship feature of the table DRL Opel wing-type.

The sleek, aerodynamic body of the Opel Zafira Tourer borrowed its silhouette, which resembles a high-speed train. beltline sweeps the hockey stick-like gesture and visually pushes the vehicle forward, while the function of the Opel "knife carving and increase the movement of the body side.

Graphics headlights wing shape is repeated in the taillights, which can be upgraded with LED technology. The horizontal chrome bar with the logo of Opel, which extends in the lightweight division, giving the Opel Zafira comprehensive sports tailgate and rear and adding a touch of quality.

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What is interior, driver's visibility has improved significantly redesigned front panel with thin columns, large windows and side view mirror repositioned to the side - now installed in the door panel.

The superior quality of cabin is dominated by the dynamic forms, sculptural and a sense of comfort. The bright and airy atmosphere in the lounge Tourer Opel Zafira can be improved by the optional panoramic windscreen - an innovation introduced in 2005, Opel Astra GTC inch strip of a glass roof that extends to the end visually generous to the rear of the vehicle .

FlexRide adaptive chassis control improves the comfort and safety

For a more relaxed driving experience, the Opel Zafira Tourer mechatronics platform is designed to provide comfort and safety. Compared to the previous generation, the wheelbase and tracks have increased significantly benefit from the comfort and dynamic stability: The pitch is 2760 mm (+57 mm), while the songs are 1,584 mm in the front (+ 96 mm) and 1588 in the rear (+ 78 mm).

Opel Zafira Insignia Tourer Bordered with an isolated sub-frame and a leg strut. Presentation of the rear axle is unique in the minivan segment. Like the Astra, it combines a compound with a crank arm's Watt. This construction has several advantages: Although it offers excellent stability / control, comfort and noise isolation, it is lighter and more compact than an axle multi-link, for example, would not leave enough place for the integrated rack FlexFix offered on the Opel Zafira Tourer.

Still a rarity in the MPV segment, the intelligent and fully adaptive FlexRide chassis control in the Tourer Opel Zafira increases driving comfort and safety demand. It automatically adjusts to road conditions, speed cornering, vehicle movements and driving style to give maximum stability, and offers three options: the default balanced, comfort-oriented " Tour "mode and most active" Sport "mode.

Greater driving safety through intelligent wizard

A number of innovative systems to improve the Driver Assistant ride comfort and overall safety of the new Zafira tourer.

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A new feature of the Opel range, radar-based Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Collision Mitigating Braking (CMB), continuously monitors the distance of vehicles ahead. If you set the safety distance is not respected, the system automatically reduces the speed of the vehicle or at worst triggers emergency braking to avoid collision.

Opel Eye camera system in front of the second generation Opel Zafira in as early Tourer. So he still has the alarm current output channel (LDW), features his street signs (TSR) improved and much larger. The device also supports new features such as:

After an indication of the distance (IED), which visually informs the driver of the distance to the vehicle ahead.

One Step Forward Collision Alert (CAF), which warns the driver with visual and acoustic signals of an imminent collision with the car in front.

Ranging Intelligent Light System (ILR), which adds a new feature bi-xenon Advanced Forward Lighting System (AFL +): It adjusts the low beam projector, distance from the vehicle ahead and constantly adjusts to the lighting optimize road without glare.

Other innovative driver assistance even make the evening Tourer Opel Zafira:

The side blind spot alert (SABS) warns the driver of an impending collision when changing lanes.

In order to facilitate the movement of Advanced parking Park Assist (APA) to help the driver to find enough space to park and drive away, and rearview camera also makes it difficult to move in a breeze Strait.

highly efficient diesel and petrol available at launch

When launched this fall, Opel Zafira Tourer will be available with three versions of the 2.0 CDTI common-rail turbo diesel Astra and the familiar insignia. Output is 81 kW/110 hp and 96 kW/130 hp, while supply atmospheric distillation unit has been modified to provide 121 kW/165 hp. For the petrol range includes two small, fuel-efficient ECOTEC turbo petrol 1.4 units of 88 kW/120 hp and 103 kW/140 hp. six-speed manual and automatic transmissions are available.

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Opel new Start / Stop technology that adds more fuel savings, especially in urban stop and go traffic, providing both 1.4 and 2.0 CDTI Turbo petrol engines.

Shortly after its creation, the Opel Zafira offers Tourer will be expanded with a super efficient fuel ecoFLEX model, and variants that run on compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). A few months later, high-performance driveline also presented, including units of the essence of a whole new generation.
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