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Opel unveils new Meriva with gasoline powertrain

ABR Staff Writer Published 05 June 2012

Opel, the subsidiary of US carmaker General Motors (GM), has unveiled the new Meriva mini MPV variant, powered by a 1.4litre turbo gasoline powertrain mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

Opel Meriva

The new powertrain will generate an output of 120hp and torque of 200Nm at 1,750 rpm as well as can accelerate from idle to 100 km/h in 11.9 seconds while offering a top speed of 185 km/h.

According to Opel, the new variant will achieve a fuel consumption in the combined cycle of about 7.2 l/100 km, while Meriva with the same powertrain, mated to a manual six-speed transmission will consume 6.4litre per 100 km.

Meriva is also offered in diesel variant featuring 1.7 l CDTI engine which generates an output of 110 hp and torque of 280Nm as well as can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 12.9 seconds while offering a top speed of 178 km/h.

The 1.4 turbocharged gasoline variant mated to six-speed automatic transmission will be priced at EUR19,610, while the 1.7 CDTI Meriva automatic variant will be offered at a price of EUR 20,190.