This Opel (or Vauxhall in some countries) Zafira Tourer (launched for the public way back at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show) will be making an appearance at the coming 2013 Geneva Motor Show. And if you think there must be something special about this MPV that it has to be featured there, then you’re right.
This Zafira Tourer will carry General Motors (GM) Europe’s all-new diesel engine, the 1.6 CDTi ECOTEC, which is said to replace its existing 1.7 litre engines and certain lower powered versions of its 2.0 litre diesel range.
This new 1.6 CDTi produces about 134 hp with a maximum torque of 320 Nm. It allows for a 0 to 100 km/h sprint of 10.4 seconds and onwards to a top speed of about 193km/h.
According to Opel, the new engine on the Zafira is said to return a combined fuel consumption figure of 4.1 litre per 100 km with CO2 emissions at just 109 g/km.
As part of its “BlueInjection” Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology, this new engine has, supposedly, met the strict Euro 6 emissions limits and is claimed as the cleanest diesel in its history.