Rüsselsheim. Opel has created the fastest diesel-powered seven-seater in the compact van segment by introducing state-of-the-art, sequential twin-turbo diesel technology to the Zafira Tourer. The 143 kW/195 hp, 400 Nm 2.0 CDTI BiTurbo engine gives the Zafira Tourer’s new top diesel variant a maximum speed of 218 km/h. And with combined cycle fuel consumption of just 5.6 l/100 km, the new BiTurbo model is not only powerful but also impressively efficient, delivering an exceptional blend of high performance and great fuel economy.
The sophisticated sequential BiTurbo technology in the Zafira provides a high power output, an instantaneous throttle response and extraordinary pulling power from a wide torque plateau. Acceleration from zero-100 km/h is achieved in just 8.9 seconds and elasticity is outstanding, with 80 km/h to 120 km/h reached in just 8.5 seconds in fifth gear.
The award-winning Zafira Tourer – most recently a recipient of the 2012 ‘Golden Steering Wheel’ from readers of European car magazines – combines premium class ambience inside the cabin with cutting-edge technologies, some of which are unique in the segment and enhance safety and comfort. Technical highlights include the mechatronic FlexRide chassis system, the second-generation Opel Eye front camera, the AFL+ adaptive forward lighting system and a panoramic windshield which floods the cabin with natural light.
Extra flexibility inside the Zafira Tourer is provided by the new generation Flex7 system, including the unique lounge seating functions which give passengers an unprecedented amount of space in the second row.
The new 2.0-liter BiTurbo engine further expands the Zafira Tourer’s broad powertrain offer. This now comprises four diesel and four gasoline engines, as well as an LPG and a CNG Turbo variant. The extensive choice ensures that a wide range of customer needs and tastes are met. “Opel is spicing up its already successful Zafira Tourer with new and exciting German-engineered features,” says Thomas Sedran, Opel Board Member in charge of Operations, Business Development & Corporate Strategies. “We are now the only brand to offer a sophisticated BiTurbo engine in a van format. It provides a perfect blend of high performance, impressive fuel economy and premium class quality in a seven-seat layout.”
The new high-performance diesel Zafira Tourer BiTurbo can be ordered now. Prices start at 35,405 euro (RRP in Germany includes VAT), and customer deliveries are expected to commence in April 2013.