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Opel Astra GTC Sport coupe gains new 1.6-litre SIDI turbo engine & auto

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19th June, 2013

  • Local debut of Opelís new 1.6-litre SIDI turbo petrol engine due next month
  • Six-speed automatic transmission with active select joins Astra GTC Sport offering
  • New automatic Astra GTC sport to be priced from $36,990*.

Astra GTC Sport is the latest Opel model to receive a boost. Available in local showrooms from July this year, the new automatic Astra GTC Sport will debut Opelís new Spark Ignition Direct Injection (SIDI) 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine. (copyright image)
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Available at only a $2,000 premium over the manual price, buyers not only gain an automatic transmission in the GTC Sport but also the new 1.6-litre turbo direct injection engine. Opelís new 1.6-litre SIDI turbo engine boasts an impressive torque of 280 Nm available between 1,650 and 4,250 rpm and an output of 125kW of power. The all-new direct injection engine offers excellent refinement and smooth power delivery for the driver and consumes on the combined cycle consumes 6.8 litres of fuel per 100 km and emits 160 g/km CO2.

Many Ďsound engineeringí measures were employed to provide the driver with lower levels of radiated noise and vibration with the new SIDI engine in the automatic Astra GTC Sport. Optimisation of the induction and exhaust systems included decoupling the cam cover from the cylinder head via specific fasteners and a sealing system. In spite of direct injection and pulsed combustion, engineers were able to substantially reduce noise levels in the vehicle.†As a result of these, the driver and passengers in the new automatic Astra GTC 1.6-litre SIDI turbo will experience quiet and smooth idling, with good sound quality even at high road speeds, engine speeds and loads.

The enhanced automatic transmission also contributes to improvements in economy, comfort and performance of the vehicle. The updated, low-friction six-speed automatic transmission features an Active Select function to allow manual shifting for a heightened sporty driving experience.

As with the six-speed manual Astra GTC Sport, the automatic offering will come with a long list of standard features including Opelís sport chassis and HiPerStrut front suspension, AGR heated front sports seats and Mondial leather appointed trim throughout the cabin.


* Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are the specifications.



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