The special edition model is powered by a 118bhp 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol
22 June 2012

The new Vauxhall Corsa Black Edition has been launched. Limited to 500 units, the new Corsa is available in both three and five-door body styles and is powered by Vauxhall’s 1.4-litre turbocharged engine, which produces 118bhp and 129lb ft of torque. 

Stop-start comes as standard and the special edition model achieves a claimed 51.4mpg with CO2 emissions of 129g/km. 

Compared with the £15,600 1.4-litre Corsa SRi, the Black Edition betters that model’s 0-62mph sprint time by 2.2sec to 9.7sec and features a higher top speed of 121mph compared with 112mph. 

Externally, the new car features front and rear spoilers, 17-inch alloys,  darkened head lights and tail lights and tinted rear windows.

Inside, the Black Edition gets sports seats and contrasting silver stitching. Optional extras include a Touch and Connect infotainment system. 

The Corsa Black Edition is priced at £15,995 and £16,425 for three and five door models respectively.

Grace Robertson

 

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22 June 2012

If the new turbocharged 1.4 engine is being used in the Corsa now, why don't they use the 140bhp version?

I like the looks of it. My son's going to get a Corsa 1.2 Limited Edition on a leasing agreement for twelve months that gives him free insurance, which is great for someone of his age. That car will be white with 17" black alloys. I prefer the appearance of that, personally.

22 June 2012

I agree Fidji  why not offer both the 1.4 120 and the 1.4 140.  i think Vauxhall would have gained more customers if they had done this instead of just offering the 1.2 16v unit and the 1.3cdti 16v 75 ecoflex in the limited edition models that have been on sale for a little while both are underpowered imo. ok i know these cars are aimed at younger buyers looking for cheaper insurance but the option would be good. some people may say they do the 1.4 sri but  the limited edition models look good.  however ive seen places advertising the 1.7CDTi 130 SRi on 12 plates for £13495. i reckon id have that instead of any of the above  

http://www.arnoldclark.com/used-cars/vauxhall/corsa/1.7-cdti-ecoflex-sri-3dr-%5Bac%5D/2012-%2812%29/ref/arnau-113320/

22 June 2012

I've always considered the 130bhp diesel Corsa a bit of a sleeper. If you see a humble little Corsa with a 'CDTi' badge on the back, you don't expect it to punch so far above its weight. A chipped one of those would make for a great Q-car.

My son is going to get a Corsa Limited Edition with the 1.2 petrol engine. This is because he is 17, and they offered free insurance with a twelve month lease at a local(ish) dealer. It looks nice, and at his age, I think that's quite important!

I wonder what kind of figures the 140bhp 1.4 turbo would get in a Corsa...

22 June 2012

i guess ye since he is 17 the 1.2 limited edition makes sense. i wonder if they offer free insurance on this model? maybe worth the wait?. the news of this car is obviously so fresh that its not even on the Vauxhall website! im rather surprised they have put this engine in the current corsa to be honest though, it must be due for renewal soon the current Corsa D has been on sale since 2006

22 June 2012

VX220EDDIE wrote:

i guess ye since he is 17 the 1.2 limited edition makes sense. i wonder if they offer free insurance on this model? maybe worth the wait?. the news of this car is obviously so fresh that its not even on the Vauxhall website! im rather surprised they have put this engine in the current corsa to be honest though, it must be due for renewal soon the current Corsa D has been on sale since 2006

The lease will only be twelve months, as the dealership won't cover insurance for three years! It's a miracle the deal applies to young drivers, to be honest, and the car has got appeal to young drivers. My son currently drives a previous generation 80bhp Corsa 1.2 SXi+ in black. I picked it up cheap, but it's in good condition with 60,000 miles on the clock. He's only had it about a month, and he likes it, but the offer on the new Corsa was too good to refuse, and it's not often something comes along like this. The deposit wouldn't be required and the instalments would be lowered if the current Corsa was offered as part exchange, but I reckon I can get more from it by selling it privately.

Anyway, it does seem silly that the new turbo'd 1.4 engine isn't available in the Corsa, and that it won't be available in it in 140bhp form. The older 1.4 is still available in it with 98bhp, but that engine is nowhere near as powerful or efficient, even though it's cheaper. You can get it in 87bhp form in the Astra. I imagine that must be lethargic...

23 June 2012

yeah the insurance deals must cost them a fortune, i got a Corsa Sport 1.6 16v when i was a teenager back in 1997 and it came with 2 years free insurance. great when your young and looking for a fun car with minimal costs.

22 June 2012

i am staggered at how slow a small car with a 1.4 turbo is. but i am sure its quick enough to be fun. Its performance is simelar to a MK2 golf with 90 bhp. Aint progress wonderful...

23 June 2012

Discounted so heavily there almost a BOGOF deal!

Peter Cavellini.

23 June 2012

Wow a stylish Vauxhall. But on reflection I have to say that Vauxhall / Opel have made some fine sports cars (well hot hatchbacks), in their history. Just a shame they are more interested in football, than any serious motorsport programme.

www.KOOOLcr.com

 

24 June 2012

Fidji5 can you tell me what dealership that was, or if it a deal that vauxhall are doing nationally, as that sort of deal would really help me out at the moment, my partner is 18 and we cant find any sort of reasonable insurance. ?

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