This Navi

Also funny: Mounts the air vents in car color. That is finally with start & stop main technical innovation long-overdue introduction of a start-stop system. One is now for the 1.3 CDTI 75 or 95 HP to get, however optional (for about 250 euros extra charge). At the 75-Horsepower model consumption slip it on 4.0 l / 100 km and CO2 emissions 105 g / km. will be more exciting with the more powerful diesel. Opel also bought him the ecoFLEX package, which includes a lowering of the body (aerodynamics), low-resistance tires and a turbocharger with variable geometry.

Also the six-speed gearbox is swapped back again a five-speed transmission, because it has a better efficiency as Opel engineer Thomas Hopf explains. Result of the whole diet: the 95 HP strong 1.3 CDTI ecoFLEX consumes only 3.5 litres / 100 km or 94 g CO2/km. Thus, the Corsa is the class-leading VW Polo BlueMotion (87 g / km) on the heels and significantly better than the competition from Ford, Peugeot and Citroen. How do you drive the new savers? You can just answer’s: unspectacular and that’s meant as a compliment. The diesel willingly takes the gas even at lower speeds, revs up clean and has no trouble with the little Corsa thanks to its lush torque and 95 HP. The five-speed gearbox is well tailored and precise, the background noise is the better level of this class. The new start stop system works the same way as you would expect it to: it puts the engine spontaneously into temporary retirement, wake him up but quickly and turn a blind eye again. That you can disable the system is nice, but really unnecessary (at least one paid Yes extra).

The new economical ecoFLEX to get by the way to the Ecopreis”(your own discounted price list) from 15.490 euro. What is new? No revolutions are visible inside itself. Only real innovation is the new touch & connect multi media system”. This Navi with a small touch screen included also a Bluetooth hands-free kit and a USB and iPod interface. With around 700 euros, the costs remain manageable, but also the design of the system is rather modest; the Buttons are too small and the position is too deep in the center console. Actually, it belonged to the prominent position carried earlier by the less exciting on-board computer screen. Funny extras in the program the abundance of extras that there is sometimes only for the small Opel remains, for example, the brilliant, extendable FlexFix bicycle carrier. Also, the dynamic curve light and heated steering wheel are not self-evident in this class already. Remains also the attractive price positioning: the introduction to the world of the Corsa is unchanged 10.990. As I said: face lift models are usually a good deal. Peter Saenz,