Opel is now also leading its new diesel generation in the mini SUV Mocha as well as the mid-range model Insignia. The four-cylinder are quieter, more economical and more powerful than their predecessors.
In the Opel Mokka, the 1,6-liter unit with 100 kW / 136 hp replaces the 1,7-liter diesel. With a power increase of 6 HP and 20 Newton meters more torque, the new engine should consume almost half a liter less: According to the manufacturer, it is 4,1 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers for the mocha in conjunction with the six-speed gearbox (109 grams CO2 / km) ,
The 1,6-liter diesel, already used in Astra, Meriva and Zafira Tourer, costs € 24.685 in a mocha. The mini SUV is available with front-wheel drive and a six-speed manual transmission or with a six-speed automatic, and as an all-wheel drive with a manual six-speed transmission.
The 2,0-liter diesel with 125 kW / 170 hp comes into the Insignia. It accelerates the Insignia to a top speed of 225 km / h, five more than before. The engineers have taken various measures to reduce the noise and vibrations of the new engines, thereby improving the smooth running. The new 2,0-liter diesel is said to generate less noise in every speed range than its predecessor and is five decibels quieter when idling.
For the Insignia with the "whisper diesel" at least 29.900 euros are due. The sedan and sports tourer with the two-liter diesel are available in combination with a six-speed switch and front and all-wheel drive.
Author: Adele Moser / SP-X