2015 Corsa is getting a 150 horsepower 1.4 ECOTEC Turbo engine. The sporty new unit will be offered on both the three- and five-door variants. The result is better driving experience and performance. Besides the additional horsepower, the car receives more torque as well. Precisely it is measured at 220 Nm, which actually contributes to the 8.9 seconds acceleration time for the 0-100 km/h sprint. The top speed of 207 km/h speaks for itself. The unit is coupled with a six-speed transmission that drives the front wheels.

Although this engine is more powerful than the Corsa 1.0 ECOTEC Direct Injection Turbo with only 115 hp, it shows great efficiency. The car needs only 5.9 liters of fuel per 100 km. If you wonder about the CO2 emissions, they are 136 g/km.

In addition, this particular Corsa will be offered in two trim choices: the so called Color Edition and the INNOVATION. There is also a Turbo Plus Package that offers additional equipment which is similar to the OPC version of the car.

To go into details, inside the Color Edition one will find wide range of standard features such as aluminum sports pedals and in the rear – a darkly tinted Solar Protect heat-absorbing glazing. In addition, there are also steering wheel with controls for the audio and cruise control. On the outside this model stands out with high-gloss black roof and grille, chrome exhaust tailpipe, fog lights and 17-inch wheels.

INNOVATION trim is all about luxury. It adds chrome window trim and door handles. The other features that are worth mentioning here are the bi-xenon headlamps, the LED daytime running lights as well as the automatic low beam lighting and the rain sensor for the wiper blades.

As mentioned there is a Turbo Plus Package available. It mimics the OPC car with front and rear spoiler lip, body-colored side sills and a roof spoiler. Two elements are made of carbon – the exterior mirrors and the grille. Inside there is a sports steering wheel, Recaro sport seats, gearshift knob and handbrake wrapped in black leather.

Corsa 1.0 ECOTEC Direct Injection Turbo Corsa 1.4 Turbo Corsa OPC 1.6 Turbo
Emission classification Euro 6 Euro 6 Euro 6
Number of cylinders 3 4 4
Displacement (cm3) 999 1,364 1,598
Max. output in kW (hp) / at rpm 85 (115) / 5,000-6,000 110 (150) / 5,000 152 (207) / 5,800
Max. torque in Nm / at rpm 170 / 1,800-4,500 220 / 3,000-4,500 245 (Overboost: 280) / 1,900-5,800
Acceleration 0-100 km/h in s 10.3 8.9 6.8
Elasticity 80-120 km/h in 5th gear in s 10.4 9.9 6.4
Maximum speed in km/h 195 207 230
Fuel consumption in l/100 km combined cycle 4.9 5.9 7.5
CO2 emissions in g/km combined cycle 115-114* 136 174
Efficiency class C-B* D F
Entry-level price in euros 16,390 (Edition) 17,380 (Color Edition) 24,395

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Source: Opel