2013 Opel Astra OPC | Review, Price, Interior, Exterior, Engine. – Welcome to Neocarsuv.Com, we will provide the latest information about the Opel Astra OPC. 2013 Opel Astra OPC is one brand new car from Vauxhall-Opel that was released in 2013. We will also review about the price, interior, exterior and engine of the 2013 Opel Astra OPC.
Opel Astra line up has a new high performance member, the powerful 206 kW / 280 hp Opel Astra OPC which now completes the OPC family with the small Corsa OPC and the mid size Insignia OPC. Powered by a 2.0 liter turbocharged direct injection engine, the Astra OPC (Opel Performance Center) achieves maximum torque of 400 Nm and can sprint from zero to 100km/h in just six point zero seconds. It achieves a top speed of 250 km/h. Never before has an Astra been so fast.
The four cylinder engine offers 25 percent more maximum torque than its Astra OPC predecessor and also boasts 40 hp more power. This translates into 140 hp per litre, the highest specific output per liter in an Opel gasoline production car, compared with 120 hp in the previous Opel Astra OPC. The new turbocharged engine is based on the latest 2.0 liter Opel gasoline engine with 250 hp adding an extra 30 hp to it. However, fuel consumption has been reduced by 12 percent, while CO2 emissions have been reduced by 14 percent in comparison to the predecessor. The CO2 emissions of the Astra OPC have been lowered to 189 g/km (previously 221 g/km) and fuel consumption to 8.1 l per 100 kilometer (previously 9.2 l/100 km).
The new torque king of the four cylinder gasoline engines in the European market comes from Opel. The two liter turbocharged direct injection of solid aluminum brings a peak of 280 hp with the race, and a corresponding torque of 200 Nm per liter. This power output has the Opel Astra OPC itself from the competition to the segment of super sports car in its place. Here, the powerhouse is already its maximum torque at 2,450 rpm and holds one available at this rate until nearly 5,000 rpm 1 Plenty of power for every driving situation.
To achieve this level of performance, the Insignia, Opel’s engineers have used the two liter gasoline engine with 250 hp has so modified that it has more than a sportier characteristic. A newly developed air intake feeds the turbocharger with the greatest amount of fresh air, while at the same time has grown more robust construction of the higher boost pressure and improves the durability of the loader. Maximum boost pressure is increased compared to the Insignia engine by 25 percent to 1.5 bar. The pressure build up begins at 1,400 engine rpm, corresponding delay can be implemented, accelerator movements in vehement propulsion.
2013 Opel Astra OPC Price :
The Astra OPC has been subjected to a tortuous 10,000km testing program on the 20.8km Nürburgring Nordschleife, but Opel is making no mention of an official lap time. In Australia, the Astra OPC will be offered with three option packs: Opel’s AFL+, a premium forward lighting pack priced at $2000, unique 20 inch alloy wheels for $1000 and Opel’s premium paint priced at $695.
2013 Opel Astra OPC Interior :
A powerful car needs powerful design: the body work of the Astra OPC is an expression of pure passion for power and speed. Added to that is a new real flat bottomed 360 mm steering wheel that will appeal to drive enthusiasts, a lightweight high-performance bucket seat with state of the art technology and a unique new iPhone PowerApp that gives the driver access to dozens of real time engine and car data via the CAN bus. Inside the cabin, high quality materials and OPC exclusive features create a sporty and premium atmosphere.
Further typical OPC features include the sports shifter and aluminum plated pedals with rubber studs for better foot grip. The instrument cluster gives the cabin a sporty premium feel with glossy piano black chronograph inspired dial rings which contrast against a satin black background. Opel’s design language “sculptural artistry meets German precision” is reflected in the wrap around shape of the interior panels including the instrument cluster. Without the use of the straight lines, the wing-shaped upper instrument panel flows into the door and the armrests, thus creating a flowing dynamic. Black headliner, floor mats with the OPC logo and exclusive Nubuk leather border with reflective stripes is a special feature for the OPC customer.Exclusive door panel stitching in arden blue or cool pearl throughout the cabin give the interior the sporty and premium atmosphere.
The interior of the new Astra has the typical OPC features such as a leather flat-bottom sports steering wheel with a 360 millimeter diameter and a sporty dashboard. The driver and his co-pilot will be able to benefit from a new high-performance bucket seat with state of the art technology that makes its debut in the compact sports coupe segment. The new front seats increase the sporty and dynamic driving experience while providing a lower seating position and enhanced side support.
2013 Opel Astra OPC Exterior :
When the model launches this spring, it will start at 34,250 euro which is the recommended retail price in Germany including VAT. The price includes the following kit as standard: AFL+ adaptive forward lighting, Navi 600 navigation system, Two zone automatic air conditioning, Park assistant at the rear, 19 inch lightweight alloy OPC wheels, On board computer with selected performance data, LED rear lamps, Tinted rear windows.
One feature of the Astra OPC which deserves special mention are the new high performance race seats which incorporate cutting edge weight saving material for the first time in a production car. The use of organic injection sheets with composite material reduces weight by 45 percent. The new seat boasts up to 18 different settings and has a lower seating position and enhanced side support.
The exclusive body work of the Opel Astra OPC is an expression of pure passion for power and speed. The Astra GTC with its racy edge has so far been the most emotional expression of Opel’s design language but the OPC version flexes its muscles. The OPC is given extra sportiness with a set of specially sculpted front and rear bumpers, side skirts, an aerodynamic roof spoiler and two exhaust tail pipes in a trapeze shape. 20″ forged alloy wheels are available and give the Astra OPC a bold appearance.
The OPC exterior is an even sportier version of the emotional design of the Astra GTC. The Astra OPC is given extra sportiness with a set of specially sculpted front and rear bumpers, side skirts, an aerodynamic roof spoiler and two exhaust tail pipes in a trapezoid shape. Apart from the 19″ standard alloy wheels, 20″ forged alloy wheels are also available for those who want to give the Opel Astra OPC even bolder looks. “The appearance of the Astra OPC is muscular and masculine,” says the chief designer, Andrew Dyson. “Just a quick glance at its exterior reveals that the car is fast and agile. It looks like it is made for high performance driving and always pushing the boundaries.”
2013 Opel Astra OPC Engine :
The Astra OPC will sit above the existing GTC model, with a 2.0 litre turbo four delivering 206kW/400Nm, promising a proper performance advantage over the GTC’s 132kW/230Nm 1.6 litre turbo. Opel promises a 0-100km/h sprint time of 6.0 seconds, pitting the OPC against the likes of the Volkswagen Scirocco R and Renault Megane RS 265.
The Opel Performance Center (OPC), responsible for the sporty accents in the Opel model line up since 1999, is a decisive element in the brand’s profile. It embodies a high level of emotionality and passion for striking design, top class technology and extraordinary driving dynamics. The vehicles with “OPC” in the model name are positioned as the emotional spearheads of the respective model lines. Current OPC models include the Corsa, 141 kW/192 hp (154 kW/210 hp as Nürburgring-Edition) as well as the Insignia OPC, which is available as a four or five-door sedan and Sports Tourer. The 2.8 liter V6 turbo gasoline engine (239 kW/325 hp) is the most powerful Opel production engine in history. For the “Unlimited” version of the Insignia OPC, maximum speed goes up to 270 km/h (depending on trim and transmission variant).
The new Opel Astra GTC is being given a sharper edge: at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, its high performance OPC version (Opel Performance Center) has its world premiere. From spring 2012, the new car crowns Opel’s the racy compact coupé offer. The Opel Astra OPC is powered by a 2.0 liter direct injection turbo gasoline engine, with 206 kW/280 hp output and maximum torque of 400 Nm. This power house ensures that the Astra OPC can reach a top speed of 250 km/h. Never before has an Astra been so fast.
GM’s European division has really done a number on the compact hatchback to make it worthy of the badge, dropping a turbocharged, 2.0 liter four with direct injection underhood. The 280 horsepower engine is also good for 295 lb-ft of torque, and GM says the Astra OPC can do all of 155 mph. Like the Astra GTC, the OPC uses the HiPerStrut front suspension with adjustable dampers, steering and throttle, thanks to the FlexRide control system. But the top of the line Astra model adds a limited slip front differential to help control all that turbo torque. Brembo brakes, special front and rear fascias, dual exhaust, performance seats, a special steering wheel and new instrumentation round out the OPC package.
Source: autocarrelease.com, neocarblog.com.