Opel Zafira Tourer with 200 HP Turbo Sounds Absurdly Awesome

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Have you guys seen that movie What to Expect When You're Expecting? Because if you did, you'd know that your life is pretty much over once the babies start rolling in. Forget about enjoying a nice sportscar and ordering custom parts every month, because your whole paycheck will go towards the diaper fund. Your last chance of ever enjoying yourself at the wheel is this car, the 2015 Opel Zafira Tourer SIDI Turbo, powered by a brand new 1.6-liter engine.
Before you do anything, just listen to the first few minutes of the next video. Isn't that ridiculously awesome for an MPV? The 200 horsepower engine sounds like an old Astra OPC, making popping sounds on the overruns. In case you don't understand why we're so excited, know that the flagship Renault Grand Scenic (a rival for the Zafira Tourer) gets 130 horsepower from a 1.6 diesel. MPVs are boring, but this new Opel somehow isn't.

When did Opel become a maker of such awesome cars? Youtuber Automann who filmed the video you're watching says the 6-speed manual gearbox feels awesome and the FlexRide suspension does a great job of ironing out the road at high speeds. This all-new Opel engine also makes a very respectable 300 Nm of torque (221 lb-ft). Connected to a six-speed manual gearbox, the engine takes the Zafira from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.9 seconds and a top speed of 225 km/h (140 mph). Opel says to expect fuel efficiency figures of 7.0 L/100km (40 mpg UK) with CO2 emissions of 164 g/km.

Somebody at Opel clearly has a large family and likes to hide his light under the bushel. Introduced at Geneva in February 2001, the turbocharged Zafira OPC went on sale the same year with a 192 PS engine. It was the fastest minivan on sale in Europe at the time. A second generation was in production between 2008 and 2010, this time packing 240 PS. At the time of its launch, everybody said it was 'overkill', but the automotive world really needs some more overkill right now.

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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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