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Submitted on: 14 Feb 11
Its 1.6-liter turbo engine with 141 kW/192 hp accelerates the compact three-door from zero to 100 km/h in 7.2 seconds and enables a top speed of 225 km/h. The maximum torque of 230 Nm is delivered to the front wheels by the standard six-speed transmission. The Opel Corsa OPC’s turbo engine produces 141 kW/192 hp at 5850 rpm. Compared to the Meriva OPC and current turbo variants in the Astra generation, the induction air and exhaust gas routing has been further optimized. This not only improves the engine’s maximum power output, but also its propulsion power. The maximum torque of 230 Nm, available across a wide range between 1980 and 5850 rpm, is delivered to the front wheels by the standard six-speed transmission. In addition, the standard ‘overboost’ system can temporarily increase torque by around 15 percent to 266 Nm when required, providing a corresponding dynamics increase.
These elements all combine to give the most compact OPC model driving performance like a sports car. The turbo engine accelerates the Corsa from zero to 100 km/h in 7.2 seconds and enables a top speed of 225 km/h, while quick intermediate sprints highlight the high level of torque: accelerating from 80 to 120 km/h takes the three-door car just 6.7 seconds in fifth gear. The Opel Corsa OPC requires 7.9 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers, a moderate figure in this performance class.o