The Euro-only Opel Corsa OPC is one of the most powerful cars in its class and with its 192 hp. That kind of power in a small car is more than enough, but as you know, in the world of tuning there are no limits. Lexmaul, a German tuner, unveiled their tuning program for the Corsa OPC.
Lexmaul added more boost to the 1.6-liter turbo engine, which elevated it to 210 hp. For better stability Lexmaul offers also a new suspension system, which lowers the car with 40 millimeters in the front and 50 millimeters in the rear. Price of the kit: €900 (current exchange rates: $1,253).
Opel revealed today two new models to its line-up: the ecoFlex version for the Corsa and Astra . With a CO2 emissions of just 109 (Corsa 1.3 CDTI ecoFLEX) and 119 g/km (Astra 1.7 CDTI ecoFLEX), the two models require just 4.1 and 4.5 liters of diesel, respectively, per 100 km (that is about 58 mpg for the Corsa and 52 mpg for the Astra).
While these figures are impressive, they still do not beat Volkswagen’s Bluemotion diesel technology . But for Opel this is a step in the right direction for the European car buyer. Also if high millage diesels gain traction in the U.S., Opel may end up sharing the technology with some of its other General Motors cousins.
If you’re driving in a big crowded city then you sure dream for a car such as Corsa OPC, the furious 202HP “race car” prepared by Steinmetz. The new Corsa offers a modified exhaust which not only gives an extra 10 HP but provides a deeper note too. Wheel and tyre combinations from 16” to 19”are also available on the car, the ST3 can be fitted in size 8.0J x 19“ and the ST4 in 8.0J x 18“. The powerful engine develops 141kZ/192HP as standard, has been improved with 7kW/10HP due to the use of the new left/right silencer system.
The package offers also a lowering kit and so it brings the car 30 mm nearer to the tarmac. This reduces the vehicle’s roll tendency and lowers the centre of gravity which means that the car will have better road- holding. Regarding the aerodynamics, the power of the front is emphasised by a front grille Type II in combination with its vertical double strut and 2-piece front spoiler. The front and rear sections are linked by the new Steinmetz designer stripes in silver or anthracite. The interior is enhanced by foot mats with stainless steel.
German Economics Minister Michael Glos and Minister-President of the German State of Thuringia Dieter Althaus were present as actress Esther Schweins drove the ten-millionth Opel Corsa off the production lines at the plant in Eisenach.
The 500,000th new Opel Corsa will be registered in December 2007. Since its sales start around 14 months ago, the model has been successfully positioned throughout Europe and continues to lead large markets such as Germany and the United Kingdom. Opel was able to increase Corsa registrations across Europe in the first 11 months of 2007 by around 50 percent compared to the same last-year period. This puts Opel’s successful model far ahead of other German competitors in the segment, who all had at least 45,000 fewer vehicle registrations than the Corsa.
The Opel Corsa celebrates its 25th birthday on August 30. Production first began on the Opel Corsa in 1982 at General Motors España’s plant in Figueruelas (Zaragoza). This anniversary coincides with the production of the eight millionth Corsa model at the Figueruelas plant: a Corsa OPC in magma red. With a 1.6-liter ECOTEC turbo engine (141 kW/192 hp), the OPC variant is the most powerful series production Corsa ever built. Combining the number of Corsa models produced in Spain with those (...) More
Opel presents a range of especially economical and low-emission vehicles at the IAA in Frankfurt (September 13 – 23, 2007). The current models showcase how automotive technology will look in the near future: the Corsa Hybrid concept car uses innovative technology with starter generator and stop/start automatic transmission which contributes to an average consumption of about 3,75 liters of diesel per 100 km (99 g CO2/km). The Vectra Flexpower with a 2.0-liter turbo engine designed for operation with bioethanol/gasoline mix also makes its debut at the IAA.
Opel will unveil an ecoFLEX variant emitting lower CO2 levels in each model line in Septemeber at Frankfurt Motor Show. These especially pro-environmental automobiles combine economy and driving enjoyment with low fuel consumption and reduced CO2 emissions in each vehicle class. The premiere model is a Corsa 1.3 CDTI emitting only 119 g/km of CO2, which will be launched in 2008. The Swedish premium brand Saab is also expanding its range of BioPower engines across its entire model portfolio this year. Cadillac will offer a similar E85 variant as of fall 2007, and in 2010, E85 vehicles are expected to be available for Opel/Vauxhall and Chevrolet.
According to AutoExpress, Opel Corsa is going off-road. The smallest Vauxhall SUV ever will be unveiled in 2009 as a competitor of the Ford Fiesta SUV, iat Sedici and Suzuki SX4. The Corsa SUV will be built on the same GM’s new small car platform, which will also be used by the next Meriva supermini-MPV. The engines will be taken from the current Corsa line-up, with low-capacity petrol turbos helping Vauxhall meet tightening emissions regulations, while giving superb fuel economy and (...) More
The new Opel Corsa had a very successful start und meets the customers taste. But many would prefer it to be sportier. Therefore KW now also offers its coilover suspensions for this model. From now on, for every version of this small car KW coilovers V1 and V2 are available. They permit an individual lowering of the car between 25-55 mm at the front axle and 25-50 mm at the rear axle. KW coilover suspensions – 3 damping variants for every type of driver Coilover suspension V1 with preset (...) More