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Opel Zafira - Facts & Figure

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  • April 1999: launch of Zafira 1.6 ECOTEC and 1.8 ECOTEC
  • First MPV produced by a German manufacturer. First people carrier with stowaway third-row seats. With Flex7, transforms from seven-seater to seater-seater in seconds, without having to remove any seats.
  • Autumn 1999: introduction of the 2.0 DI ECOTEC Zafira direct-injection turbodiesel
  • 2001 model line-up: engine range extended with launch of the 2.2 ECOTEC gasoline and 2.0 DTI ECOTEC direct-injection turbodiesel
  • February 2001: the Zafira OPC, fastest MPV in Europe, makes its debut at the Geneva Motor Show. On sale in fall 2001.
  • February 2001: premiere of the Zafira 1.6 CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) (with Monovalentplus design). Market launch in summer 2001.
  • Top selling engine option in Germany: 1.8 ECOTEC
  • Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung acclaims the Zafira as the best MPV for maintaining its value.
  • January 2002: launch of the top version turbo-diesel 2.2 DTI
Technical Data (Overview)
Length (mm) Width (mm) Height (mm) Wheelbase (mm) Turning circle (m)* Load capacity (l) Curb weight (kg) Payload (kg)
4317 1742 1634 2694 11.2* 150 - 1700 from 1393 min. 525

Width excl. exterior mirrors; load capacity complies with ECIE
Wall to wall turning circle
* Zafira OPC: 11.85 m

Engines 1.6 ECOTEC 1.6 CNG ECOTEC 1.8 ECOTEC 2.0 Turbo ECOTEC 2.2 ECOTEC
Number of cylinders 4 4 4 4 4
Capacity cc 1598 1598 1796 1998 2198
Max. output: kW/hp @rpm 74/100 @ 6000 74/97 @ 6000 92/125 @ 5600 141/192 @ 5400 108/147 @ 5800
Max. torque: Nm @ rpm 150 @ 3600 140 @ 3800 170 @ 3800 250 @ 1950 203 @ 4000
Max. speed: km/h 160 170 188 (180) 220 200 (188)
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (secs.) 13.0 15.5 11.5 (13.0) 8.2 10.0 (11.0)
Fuel consumption: l/100 km 7.9 5.5 kg 8.6 (9.1) 10.1 8.9 (9.5)
Emission category Euro 3 / D4 Euro 3 / D4 Euro 3 / D4 Euro 4 Euro 4

( ) = with automatic transmission
Fuel consumption: combined cycle according to MVEG (99/100/EG)
Performance figures at curb weight (70156 EEC) and 125 kg payload

Diesel motors 2.0 DTI ECOTEC 2.2 DTI ECOTEC
Number of cylinders 4 4
Capacity cc 1995 2171
Max. output: kW/hp @ rpm 74/100 @ 4.300 92/125 4.000
Max. torque: Nm @ rpm 230 @ 1950 280 @ 1500
Max. speed: km/h 175 187
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (secs) 14.0 11.5
Fuel consumption: l/100 km 6.6 6.9
Emission category Euro 3 Euro 3

Fuel consumption: combined cycle according to MVEG (99/100/EG)
Performance figures at curb weight (70156 EEC) and 125 kg payload

8.3.2002
Opel Zafira new with 2.2 DTI turbodiesel

With space for up to seven people and a uniquely flexible interior (thanks to the versatile Flex7 seating system), the Opel Zafira compact van is still setting the standard in its class three years after its debut. In Germany, the Zafira has been its segment leader since its launch in spring 1999.

The popular Opel Zafira is now also available with a 2.2 liter turbodiesel with five-gear manual transmission. This modern ECOTEC engine produces 92 kW/125 hp and weighs in with a maximum torque of 280 Nm. With the 2.2 DTI, the Zafira is the most powerful diesel in its class. It reaches a top speed of 187 km/h and can accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in only 11.5 seconds. But despite all its dynamic characteristics, the Zafira 2.2 DTI is a champion when it comes to fuel economy. It consumes a mere 6.9 liters of diesel fuel per 100 kilometers (MVEG), a rate similar to that of the 2.0 DTI.

The 2.2. DTI has all the features of a modern turbodiesel: direct fuel injection, variable turbine geometry, intercooling, high-pressure injection at 1800 bar, four-valve technology and two counter-rotating balance shafts. The Zafira 2.2 DTI also meets the stringent Euro 3 standards.

Since the fall of 2001, full-size curtain airbags for all four outer passengers in the first and second rows provide even more safety in the Zafira ('Elegance' and above). Additional new features for Opel's popular compact MPV include a choice of two types of 16" alloy wheels (five-spoke sports design and five-spoke design with wide-spoke styling), as well as sport seats for the entry-level version and heated leather seats for 'Comfort' and 'Elegance' models. An auto-dimming rear-view mirror is available for 'Elegance' models, and the optional NCDR 1100 navigation system now can be combined with a color monitor.

Low-Emission natural-gas variant with full Flex7 variability

The Zafira 1.6 CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) model represents a technological innovation offered in a standard production model. Storing the fuel tanks under the floor of the vehicle makes it possible to offer a seven-seater complete with the versatile Flex7 variable seating system. The vehicle's novel Monovalentplus design is characterized by lower operating costs and reduced emission levels but makes no compromises in practicality or driving enjoyment.

The Zafira 1.6 CNG is equipped with an ECOTEC 1.6 gasoline engine (71 kW/97 hp) which has been modified to use natural gas. Sporting four under-the-floor natural gas tanks holding a total of 110 liters, the MPV also has a 14-liter reserve gasoline tank. So if natural gas starts to run low and there isn't a natural-gas filling station nearby, drivers can simply switch over to the reserve gasoline supply. This increases the vehicle's total range from 350 kilometres to around 500.

Europe's fastest MPV – the Zafira OPC

With a top speed of 220 km/h, the Zafira OPC is the fastest MPV in Europe. Designed at the Opel Performance Center, this exclusive sports van is powered by the same potent 141 kW/192 hp 2.0 ECOTEC turbo engine found in the Astra Coupé Turbo and now in the Astra Cabrio Turbo. This 2.0 ECOTEC unit propels the Zafira OPC to 100 km/h from a standstill in just 8.2 seconds. Yet despite this outstanding performance, MVEG tests show that it only needs 10.1 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers on average.

The DSA (Dynamic SAfety) sport suspension has been tuned to match the versatile seven-seater's sporty performance. It has firmer spring and shock absorber settings, and the 'TC Plus' traction control system and ESP intervene later than usual. A high-perfor-mance, 16-inch brake system with 308 mm front and 264 millimeter rear discs ensures efficient deceleration. The front discs are ventilated. The flared wheel arches house exclusive OPC alloy wheels with wide 225/45 R 17 tires.

ECOTEC gasoline and diesel engines: clean, lively, economical

Opel's top-of-the-range Zafira, after the OPC version, boasts a 2.2-liter aluminium gasoline engine producing 108 kW/147 hp. This can propel the compact van from 0 to 100 km/h in just 10 seconds – yet overall fuel economy remains good at 8.9 liters per 100km (MVEG). Other gasoline engines include the 92 kW/125 hp 1.8 ECOTEC and the 74 kW/100 hp 1.6 ECOTEC units. All Zafira gasoline engines already meet Euro 4 emission limits. In addition.2.2-liter models are fitted with Opel's ESP (Electronic Stability Program) as a standard feature; the system is available as an option for 1.8 ECOTEC models.

Despite its economical ways, the 74 kW/100 hp ECOTEC 2.0 DTi 16V diesel engine provides the Zafira with generous reserves of power. This 16 valve direct-injection unit has a maximum torque of 230Nm and yet consumes just 6.6 liters per 100 km (MVEG). New to the Zafira program, and just as economical, the 2.2 DTI turbodiesel with 280 Nm of torque, also features the most modern four-valve, direct-injection and intercooling systems. The ECOTEC engine delivers 92 kW/125 hp, making the compact van the most powerful diesel in its class. Just as in the 2.2-liter gasoline engine version, the 2.2 DTI is also equipped with ESP and TC plus traction control.

Infotainment range includes DVD

As of now, Zafira buyers can order the new 'Autovision' in-car entertainment system for the seven-seater. This option will also be available with the Omega station wagon this year. This compact video console, complete with DVD player, is located in the headlining of the car level with the front seat head rests. The seven-inch" screen swings down at the touch of a button. To make sure the driver is not distracted by the movie, the sound is transmitted via infrared directly to passengers' headphones. Besides using the DVD system to view films, second and third-row passengers also can connect their games console to the Autovision system, play conventional audio and data CDs or show their own digital camera photographs or camcorder productions.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 09 February 2011 00:52 )