GM Previews New Opel Agila
11 July 2007
|The new mini-monocab Agila.|
GM previewed the new Opel Agila, which will make its public debut at the IAA in Frankfurt in September and be on sale in spring 2008. The redesigned Agila is longer, wider and lower than its predecessor, with an aerodynamic drag coefficient of 0.35.
The five-door, five-seat Agila offers a choice of three engines: two new gasoline units supplied by cooperation partner Suzuki, and a turbodiesel developed by GM Powertrain. The diesel is the most fuel-efficient of the three, with estimated combined cycle fuel consumption of less than 5.0 l/100km (47 mpg US) and CO2 emissions of less than 130 g/km.
The entry-level three-cylinder, 997cc gasoline engine produces 65 hp (48 kW) and has a top speed of 160 km/h, with fuel consumption of 5.3 l/100km (44.4 mpg US) and CO2 emissions of 126 g/km.
The 1.2-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine produces 86 hp (63 kW), accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in less than 12 seconds and has a top speed of 174 km/h (values for five-speed manual version). Fuel consumption is 5.7 l/100km with CO2 emissions of 135 g/km. This engine is now optionally available with a four-speed automatic transmission.
Both gasoline engines share the same design: aluminum cylinder block and head, as well as two overhead camshafts.
The 1.3-liter common-rail turbo-diesel produces 75 hp (55 kW) of power and 190 Nm of torque (140 lb-ft). With a top speed of 162 km/h, it accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 13.5 seconds. The diesel is also offered in the Corsa and Astra model lines.
|Overview of Agila Engines|
|Number of cylinders||3||4||4|
|Output [kW/hp @ rpm]||48/65
|Max torque [Nm/lb-ft @ rpm]||90/66
|Top speed [km/h]||160||174||162|
|Acceleration 0-100 km/h [s]||14.8||12.0||13.5|
|Combined fuel consumption
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