Vauxhall Adds BiTurbo Diesel to Entire Astra UK Range
This enables both body styles to reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in under 8 seconds, before topping out somewhere around the 135 mph (216 km/h) mark. However, aside from the high-end punch, this engine’s second (smaller) turbo kicks in at very low rpm, giving the car 236 lb-ft (320 Nm) from 1250 rpm.
However, buying a diesel is a decision based more on fuel economy than outright performance, and here as well, the twin-turbo engine is very good, returning a claimed 55.4 mpg (5.1 l/100 km). If you are interested in buying an Astra with this engine, in hatchback form, the car will set you back £24,095, while the Sports Tourer is £25,095.