2011 Opel Astra Sports Tourer Exterior Spyshots
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Our Auto Spies in Germany have captured photos of the 2011 Opel Astra Sports Tourer while it took its laps around the Nurburgring circuit. Inspired by the larger Insignia Sports Tourer, the Astra Estate is evidently longer than its hatchback brother which should translate to a larger, deeper boot space.

The front of the car is void of any camouflage due to the fact that the brand has decided to leave it unchanged from the previous model. The car still has its rear end covered with camouflage, but the rear light clusters look to be similar to the current Astra line-up. The only difference is the lower reflector lights look to have been relocated into the bumper instead of being underneath it.

The estate will use the same engine line-up as the five-door hatch, which means a petrol range stretching from a 1.4-liter naturally aspirated four-pot up to a 180 horsepower 1.6-liter turbo and a comprehensive diesel range that tops out with a 160HP 2.0-liter CDTi.

Check out the full story plus a video of the Astra doing its laps around the Nurburgring after the jump.

Since typically no vehicle can be revealed without some healthy competition preceding it, the 2011 Opel Astra Sports Tourer is being targeted for production as a direct answer to the Renault Clio Grand Tour and the Audi A3 Sportsback. It looks incredibly close to production which should mean a Paris Motor Show reveal at the end of September.

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  (334) posted on 05.20.2011

Yeah, I agree! And looking on how this drive in the corner I think they have a sort
of problem in that area. BTW, is there a aftermarket version for this?

  (553) posted on 05.20.2011

hmm. I thought only sports car only have the right to make a record in the Nurburgring track. However, looking at the specs and performance of this car. I don;t think that its good idea to see on how will it perform in the track.

  (815) posted on 05.27.2010

ugly looking wagon tourer, i would like to have it as a hoarse.

  (858) posted on 05.27.2010

I agree it’s quite long. hmm this is a good choice for hoarse.

  (512) posted on 05.26.2010

Considering that this new wagon body style has been engineered for the Delta platform, and as seen in these latest photos of the upcoming Opel Astra SportsTourer, there’s a strong possibility that it has some similarity with wagon variants of the local Cruze and Buick compact which it may also be developed.

  (543) posted on 05.26.2010

For sure it has a long wheelbase. To be honest, it looks awful to be a GT car.

  (331) posted on 05.25.2010

Quite long and looks heavy to be a Sport Tourer car but for sure opel perfectly fit an engine to compensate with the large and longer wheelbase and body of the astra.

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