Opel launches Broad LPG Range.

Discover the advantages over retrofit models

06 Sep 2009

Discover the advantages over retrofit models

  • Five models from Corsa to Zafira
  • Fuel costs under five euros for 100 kilometers
  • Up to 13 percent lower CO2 emissions

Five LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) powered cars

Opel now offers five LPG powered models. The Opel LPG models can run on gasoline or LPG. In addition to the standard gasoline tank, these models also feature an LPG tank. It is located either in the spare-wheel well or under the vehicle floor, ensuring storage space and load volume remain unchanged. Instead of the spare wheel, a tire repair set is on board for emergencies. Vehicle operating range can be significantly increased by using both tanks. And CO2 emissions during LPG operation are 10 to 13 percent lower than in gasoline mode.

Specifically designed powertrain

Vehicles fitted with an LPG engine ex-works have advantages over retrofit solutions for the customer. The powertrain is specifically designed for operation with LPG, and special valves and valve-seat inserts are among the elements that ensure durability. Safety was a top priority during development of these models: the vehicles all went through extensive endurance tests, the LPG tank and all components were subjected to crash tests and meet all safety standards.

Better than retrofit solutions

Opel offers a two-year manufacturer’s warranty and the Opel service network is trained in the maintenance of these vehicles. Inspection intervals and costs are comparable. The moderate extra cost of 2,200 euros is substantially lower than for retrofit solutions. Filling up the Corsa 1.2 LPG ecoFLEX costs around 25 euros (42 liters at 0.59 euro). With average consumption of 8.1* liters LPG, this translates to fuel costs of just 4.72 euros for 100 kilometers.

The new Opel LPG models:

  • Opel Corsa 1.2 LPG ecoFLEX with 57 kW (78 hp*), 127 g/km CO2*, from EUR 14,130.-
  • Opel Corsa 1.4 LPG ecoFLEX with 64 kW (87 hp*), 129 g/km CO2*, from EUR 14,780.-
  • Opel Meriva 1.4 LPG ecoFLEX with 64 kW (87 hp*), 129 g/km CO2*, from EUR 17,300.-
  • Opel Astra Station Wagon 1.6 LPG ecoFLEX with 82 kW (108 hp*), 142 g/km CO2*, from EUR 21,700.-
  • Opel Zafira 1.8 LPG ecoFLEX with 100 kW (136 hp*), 159 g/km CO2*, from EUR 23,995.-

* preliminary figures