An all-new 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine is the flagship engine
24 August 2009

Vauxhall has confirmed the engine range for its new Astra ahead of the car’s official unveiling at the Frankfurt motor show next month.

All engines in the revised line-up offer a reduction in CO2 emissions compared with their equivalent models in the current Astra. In total, the eight-engine range will cut CO2 emissions and fuel consumption by around 10 per cent across the range.

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A new 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine joins the range from launch; it produces 138bhp and 147lb ft of torque. The engine replaces the old 1.8-litre petrol unit and it offers the same amount of power, 15 per cent more torque and lower CO2 emissions.

The other petrol units offered are a 1.4 and two 1.6s, one of which is turbocharged.

Three diesel engines will be available – a 1.3, a 1.7 and a 2.0-litre – and all feature common-rail fuel injection.

All Astra engines are Euro 5 compliant and a fuel-efficient Ecoflex model will be added to the range in due course.

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24 August 2009

Nice car for the kids! :-)

24 August 2009

Yours on order then is it?

Just had a look at your website tossadz. My god it's like Exchange and Mart for Pikeys.

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The Vauxhall Astra is one of the best-looking hatchbacks, but average dynamics and performance hamper its overall appeal

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