Monday, 15 October 2012 1:01 PM
Vauxhall has been busy re-eco-tuning their ecoFLEX Corsa, to the tune of 85.6mpg and 88g/km of CO2, and this beats last year’s variant; the 2011 Corsa 1.3 CDTi ecoFLEX, by 2.4mpg and 6g/km. What a difference a year makes.
A number of modifications have been made to reduce consumption and emissions for the 2012-model year Corsa 95PS 1.3CDTI ecoFLEX. There’s a variable displacement oil pump that delivers only the necessary oil pressure – depending on the engine load – to reduce the energy needed for oil circulation, while low-viscosity transmission oil does its own small part. These new measures are complimented by a revised engine map, and new 185/65 R15 low-rolling-resistance tyres to trim the road-friction.
The 1300cc turbodiesel engine makes an eco-car-respectable 95bhp, with a maximum torque output of 190Nm available between 1,750 and 3,250rpm, and can punt the Corsa ecoFLEX to 62mph in 12.3 seconds with a top speed of 109mph. Revisions to the car’s suspension are said by Vauxhall to have improved ride comfort, especially on rough roads. That's pretty much every British road, then!
By Daniel Anslow