2013 Opel Astra GTC gets 170 hp 1.6 SIDI Turbo engine

2013 Opel Astra GTC with 1.6 SIDI Turbo engine

The 2013 Opel Astra GTC is now available with a 1.6 SIDI Turbo engine. This power unit recently made its premiere in the Cascada, Astra five-door hatchback and Sports Tourer as well as the Zafira Tourer.

According to the German carmaker, the 1.6 SIDI (Spark Ignition Direct Injection) turbocharged engine can produce 170 hp and 260 Nm or up to 280 Nm of torque with overboost function. It is mated to either a standard six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed automatic transmission.

With the manual, the Astra GTC will accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 8.6 seconds, 80-120 km/h in 9.3 seconds in fifth gear and hit a top speed of 219 km/h. In term of efficiency, the car consumes just 6.1-liter fuel per 100 km (38.5 mpg US or 46.3 mpg UK) with CO2 emissions of 143 g/km. Compared to the 1.6-liter Turbo predecessor, it boasts a 15 percent reduction in fuel consumption.

"The new-generation 1.6 SIDI Turbo is the start of our large powertrain offensive. So of course this engine has to be offered in our sporty compact coupe," said Opel Management Board Member for Engineering Mike Ableson. "With its superb performance the Turbo direct injection gasoline engine perfectly complements the Opel Astra GTC’s character - a muscular look that combines attention-getting design with strong performance and exemplary economy."

The Opel Astra GTC 1.6 SIDI Turbo is currently available for order and German pricing starts at €23,850 (VAT included).

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