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A second press release from GM today announcing a new set of engine available for the 2010 Vauxhall Astra. These engines will be presented at Frankfurt in September and are set to offer great fuel economy and reduced CO2 emissions.

Among the new petrol engines there is the 1.4-litre Turbo unit that will power the 2010 Vauxhall Astra producing 140 BHP and a maximum of 200 Nm of torque plus a naturally aspirated 1.4-litre and two 1.6-litre engines developing 115 HP or 180 HP in turbocharged form.

As for the diesel versions 2010 Vauxhall Astra the 1.3, 1.7 and 2.0-litre units offer power ranging from 95 HP to 160 HP and CO2 emissions of just 129 g/Km.

All these new engines meet the Euro 5 standards and the company says an ultra-fuel efficient Vauxhall Astra ecoFLEX will also be released at a later date.

Vauxhall press release :

    * First news of new Astra’s engine line-up ahead of Frankfurt debut
    * Downsized petrol engines and ultra-efficient diesels with power range from 85-180hp
    * ecoFLEX model will join range at later stage with 109g/km combined emissions*

Luton – Vauxhall’s all new Astra will debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show on September 15 with a highly

competitive line-up of petrol and diesel engines boasting reductions in CO2 over almost all equivalent models in the current Astra range.

The new model, which will be produced at the UK’s Ellesmere Port plant for all markets across Europe, will have an eight-engine range that promises to reduce combined C02 emissions and fuel consumption by around 10 per cent overall.

Highlighting Vauxhall’s continued strategy of reducing C02 emissions through engine capacity downsizing, an all-new 1.4-litre Turbo engine will join the range from launch, producing 140hp and 200Nm of torque between 1,850 and 4,900rpm. This engine replaces the naturally aspirated 1.8-litre from the current range, yet features lower emissions, equal power and 15 per cent more torque.

Completing the petrol line-up for the new Astra is a normally aspirated 1.4-litre unit emitting just 129g/km of C02, and two 1.6-litre engines – one turbocharged, producing 180hp and the other an un-blown unit with 115hp.

The Astra’s diesel range comprises 1.3-, 1.7- and 2.0-litre units, all of which feature common rail fuel injection and produce combined C02 emissions of no more than 129g/km* (with manual transmission). Despite this, their power will range from 95hp to 160hp, allowing generous performance with optimum frugality.

As with the Insignia, all Astra powerplants meet stringent Euro 5 emissions standards, and at a later stage an ecoFLEX model will be added to the range, achieving 109g/km of C02 on the combined cycle*.

All Astras will be equipped with six-speed gearboxes, with the exception of normally aspirated 1.4- and 1.6-litre models and the 1.3-litre CDTi which employ a five-speed manual gearbox. A new, compact automatic transmission will be available for all petrol models.

Supporting the new Astra at Frankfurt will be the efficient, but powerful Insignia ecoFLEX and Vauxhall/Opel’s groundbreaking Ampera.

*Final figures subject to confirmation.

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