GM Holden Brings Diesel Astra to Australia
12 June 2006
|Astra 5-door CDTi|
GM is adding two turbocharged diesel five-door hatchbacks to its Astra lineup in Australia. The Astra is Australia’s best-selling European-import car, and these are the first diesel models of that line offered in the country, Holden Chairman and Managing Director Denny Mooney.
The Holden Astra (Opel) CDTi models offer 1.9-liter turbo-diesel engines in 88 kW/118 hp (automatic transmission) and 110 kW/147 hp (manual transmission) versions. The Astras offer European cycle fuel economy performance of 5.8 liters/100km (41 mpg US) for the 110 kW/manual model and 7.4 liters/100 km (32 mpg US) for the 88 kW/automatic mode.
|Holden Astra 1.9L CDTi|
|(a)European drive cycle|
|Power rating||88 kW||110 kW|
|Transmission||6-speed automatic||6-speed manual|
|Emissions rating||Euro 4|
Both models are Euro-4 compliant. The 110kW model with the manual transmission emits 157 g/km of CO2; the 88kW with the automatic transmissions emits 192 g/km of CO2.
The six-speed manual DOHC Astra diesel produces 110 kilowatts of peak power at 4,000rpm and 320Nm of peak torque at 2,000rpm. The six-speed automatic SOHC Astra diesel variant produces 88 kilowatts of peak power at 3,500rpm and 280Nm of peak torque at 2,000rpm.
The engines feature Garrett turbochargers with charge-air intercooler and common rail injection.
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