Fifth generation Opel Astra / Vauxhall Astra marks a 120 kg to 200 kg reduction in weight, depending on engine and trim level. Also known as Opel Astra K, this model is the 11th generation of Opel/Vauxhall compact cars. Among the new features of the all-new model are Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, via IntelliLink 4.0 multimedia system, and matrix LED headlights – a premiere for the compact class.
Model: Opel Astra / Opel Astra 1.6 CDTI 136 hp INNOVATION trim level
Body type: 5-door hatchback, 5 seats
Price without VAT: 26,894 Euros
Engine: 1.6-litre (1,598 cc) 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine, direct injection. The maximum output is 100 kW / 136 PS/hp between 3,500-4,000 rpm, and peak torque is 320 Nm (approx. 236 lb-ft), available between 2,000 and 2,250 rpm.
Transmission: 6-speed manual gearbox and Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
Tyres: Michelin Primacy 3 225/45 R17
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 9.6 seconds
Top speed: 205 km/h
Declared average fuel consumption: 3.7-3.9 liters of diesel per 100 km (depending on tyre format)
Emissions: EU6, 99-103 g CO2/km (depending on tyre format)
Fuel tank (l): 47
Dimensions (mm): L 4,370 / w 1,871 / h 1,485
Luggage compartment capacity (l): 370-1,210
Wheelbase (mm): 2,662
Weight (DIN/EU): 1,335 kg/1,410 kg
Front suspension: McPherson struts, coil springs, sway bar, vented disc brakes.
Rear suspension: Semi-independent with torsional trailing arms, coil springs, solid disc brakes.
Main standard equipment
Airbags for driver and front passenger, side airbags for driver and front passenger, curtain airbags for front and rear seats; seatbelt force limiters and pyrotechnic belt buckle tensioners; Tyre Pressure Monitor; ABS; ESC/ESP with Traction Control (TC); Hill Start Assist (HSA); board computer; fog lights; electrically operated side windows; electrical power steering; LED DRL; ambient lights; 3 USB ports of which 2 USB ports for charging only; OnStar assistant.
Main optional equipment (price in euro, without VAT)
Power Red Paint (231); Perforated black leather interior (1,470); premium leather pack (462) consisting AGR front seats with massage function for driver; INNOVATION pack (1,470) consisting IntelliLux LED matrix headlights, Navi 900 IntelliLink, LED rear lights, sun protection glazing; Winter pack (344) consisting heated front seats, heated rear side seats, heated steering wheel, leather steering wheel; Assistance pack (521) consisting front and rear parking sensors, automatic park assist, blind spot warning active between 10-140 km/h, electrically adjustable and foldable heated side mirrors, rearview camera.
+ very good torsional rigidity and no torsion noise
+ precise suspension
+ well balanced
+ good engine performance
+ very good IntelliLux matrix LED headlights
+ good 6-speed manual transmission
+ heated steering
+ heated rear seats
+ decent audio system
– poor readability of some texts and menus on IntelliLink 4.0 infotainment system
– poor gear lever nut design & feel
Driven by Adrian M. for 140 km, 5.0 l/100 km average fuel consumption, 4,950 km total mileage of the car.