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'Hey! Where did all my petrol go?'

Are automakers taking car owners for a ride? Are fuel consumption figures just for laughs? DAVE FALL finds out...

2013 Opel Astra OPC specs

2013-02-13 06:56
 
ENGINE
Type: Turbocharged, four-cylinder, quad-valve, DOHC
Displacement (cc): 1998
Fuel supply system: Turbocharged fuel-injection
Max power: 206kW @ 5500rpm
Max torque: 400Nm from 2500-4500rpm
Fuel type: Petrol

DIMENSIONS
Length/width/height: 4419mm/1819mm/1510mm

WEIGHT: 1373kg

TRANSMISSION
Type: Six-speed manual, limited-slip differential, front-wheel drive

PERFORMANCE
Acceleration 0-100km/h: 6.2sec
Top speed: 250km/h

CAPACITIES
Passengers: 4

STEERING
Type: Hydraulic power-assistance, adjustable for height and reach.

BRAKES
Front/rear: Brembo; front 355x32mm four-pot

SUSPENSION
Front/rear: HiPerStrut three-way ajustable, gas-filled shock-absorbers, FlexRide chassis control

WHEELS & TYRES
Wheels/tyres: 20" alloy, 245/35 tyres

Price: R435 000

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