The Opel Astra GTC will now be available with the next-generation SIDI 1.6 liter ECOTEC turbo engine. It boasts 125kW of power and 280Nm of torque between 1,650 and 4,250rpm. In 2013, similar configurations were released for Cascada, Zafira.
Previously, the most powerful version of the model was a modification with a 170-horsepower powerplant. Engineers managed to ‘squeeze out’ 30 horsepower by installing a new cylinder made of cast iron. Base unit is made of aluminum.
The engine propels the hot hatchback from 0-60 in 7.9 seconds and onto a top speed of 142 mph (230 km/h). The average fuel consumption is 6.6 liters.
However, the new Opel Astra GTC 2014 has got not just another engine, but a new entertainment system. The set includes seven-inch screen, navigation system, the ability to control functions by voice. Of course, there is support for mobile devices. Also you can purchase an optional rearview camera.
The Astra GTC with the 1.6 liter turbocharged engine will start at €25,250 including taxes.