Ecoflex emits just 98g/km of Co2
30 October 2009

Vauxhall has unveiled its cleanest Corsa Ecoflex, which boasts CO2 emissions of 98g/km and a combined fuel consumption of 76.3mpg. The 1.3 CDTi turbodiesel-powered supermini also produces improved power and torque figures over the previous model, with 96bhp and 140lb ft respectively, mostly thanks to a higher-pressure variable-geometry turbocharger. Despite the improved economy, the Ecoflex can reach 62mph from standstill in 12.3sec and top 110mph. Crucial to achieving the low emission ratings, the Corsa Ecoflex is fitted with a diesel particulate filter as standard, slotting the emissions-friendly Corsa into the lowest tax brackets. Sitting 20mm lower and on 14-inch steel rims with aero-optimised wheel trims, the Corsa Ecoflex will be on sale from next January. Pricing will be announced soon.

George Chapman

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30 October 2009

It's nice to see they have produced a real world eco car with some decent grunt rather than a headline grabbing 75bhp slug.

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

30 October 2009

Problem with fitting a Diesel Particulate filter to cars such as these is that they sell mostly as city runabouts where the DPF will get cloggged very quickly.

2 November 2009

[quote edeath]

Problem with fitting a Diesel Particulate filter to cars such as these is that they sell mostly as city runabouts where the DPF will get cloggged very quickly.

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I agree with edeath on the DPF, alot of buyers will find themselves losing some of the fuel savings of this car by having to run their Corsa up and down a motorway / dual carriageway to try and re-generate the filter!

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