Even if it’s not one of the best models out there, the Opel Astra is no doubt one of the most successful models on the European market. So, it comes as no surprise that the German tuner, Steinmetz, has decided to improve it a bit. They have added new aerodynamic components, lowering, wheels and design elements to make the car stand out just a little bit.
The front of the Astra will see a new spoiler and a totally black front grille. Travel towards the back of the car and you will see a new roof spoiler to help with the design flow. As an option, the customer can choose designer strips to be placed down the sides in silver or anthracite along with stainless steel door handle plates. The Opel Astra was then lowered by about 30mm with the use of the FlexRide System and Watt linkage fitted to the rear axle. After all is said and done, the Astra rides away on 19" alloy wheels.
For the interior the tuner added foot mats with a stainless steel logo and sill trims of polished stainless steel.
As we said before, the Opel Astra is not the best looking ride, but it can still be considered for a tuning project now and again. Thankfully, this tuning package does add a little flavor to the blandmobile.
Press release after the jump.
Aerodynamic components, lowering, wheels and design elements have been developed by Steinmetz specifically for the Astra J, to give an even more striking but not obtrusive design.
The Steinmetz lowering has been matched to the FlexRide System and the Watt linkage fitted to the rear axle. The Steinmetz lowering by 30 mm has been specially developed for city traffic, but is also ideal for a quick blast around the North Loop of the Nürburgring.
The new Steinmetz aerodynamic components provide that external wow factor. With the front spoiler and totally black front grille by Steinmetz, the front end appears even more dominant. For the rear, a roof spoiler has been designed to pick up the flowing styling lines. Available as an option for the sides, there are designer strips in silver and anthracite and door handle plates in polished stainless steel.
The second world premiere at the Tuning World Bodensee is the launch of the ST10 alloy wheel in size 8.5J x 19" ET39 in Bicolor. The classic Steinmetz Design with two dishes between the partially open five spokes perfectly fills the wheelarches of the Astra J by Steinmetz and gives a fine view of the standard brakes. Clear lines, a inwardly dished wheel centre with semi-circular Steinmetz logo above the three-dimensional centre cap are additional eyecatchers of the ST 10 by Steinmetz.
In the same size as the ST10, the ST7 from the existing range can also be fitted. Both alloy wheels run on tyres size 235/35/R19 without any adaptation to the wheelarches on the Astra J by Steinmetz.
Steinmetz Opel-Tuning recommends tyres by Continental and Michelin.
The right gear always in view. For the interior, finished to a high standard by Opel, Steinmetz has developed a gear display which shows the driver - in his colour of choice - the gear currently selected. Foot mats with a stainless steel logo, and sill trims of polished stainless steel, complete the Steinmetz product range for the Astra J.