Our lowest-emitting diesel ever emits just 88g/km

15-Oct-2012

Our thriftiest Vauxhall Corsa is now even more economical and environmentally friendly. The three-door Corsa 95PS 1.3CDTI ecoFLEX Start/Stop now achieves 85.6mpg while emitting just 88g/km (the five-door achieves 83.1mpg at 89g/km CO2). This is a 2.4mpg and a 6g/km improvement over the 2011 Corsa 1.3 CDTi ecoFLEX (80.7mpg at 94g/km).

 

"In just five years, from the first Corsa ecoFLEX to today, we have been able to reduce consumption and C02 emissions by 26 per cent, while at the same time increasing performance by over 26 per cent," explains Mike Ableson, Vice President of Engineering at Vauxhall. "Our customers appreciate this – as does the environment."

Turbodiesel enhancements

We've made number of enhancements to the 95PS turbodiesel engine to reduce consumption and emissions:

 

  • A variable displacement oil pump delivers only the necessary oil pressure and varies oil volume by load in order to reduce the energy needed for oil circulation
  • Special low-viscosity transmission oil contributes to efficient fuel consumption
  • An adjustment of engine mapping in the engine control module.

 

From November 2012 the Corsa will also feature the new generation of Vauxhall-engineered manual transmissions with a more precise and smooth gear-change action. We've reworked the base transmission, giving it new gears and modified parts, including shift rods and fork shaft. The end result is high-shift comfort and the best operation possible in both cold and warm conditions. New 185/65 R15 low-rolling resistance tyres also add to the Corsa’s eco-friendliness.

Uncompromised performance

Even with all this economy, we haven't compromised the Corsa's performance. A maximum torque of 190Nm is available between 1,750 and 3,250rpm. And the 95PS turbodiesel allows the Corsa to accelerate from 0-62mph in 12.3 seconds, taking it to a maximum speed of 109mph.

 

Our engineers have also optimised the chassis for all Vauxhall Corsa variants (except the VXR Nürburgring Edition). The suspension and damper system now provides improved ride comfort, especially on rough roads and in urban areas at low speeds. Of course, this has not come at the expense of the Corsa’s impressive handling and agility.


Completing the package is Vauxhall’s unique Lifetime Warranty which provides first owners with the reassurance of comprehensive cover for the life of their car, or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first.