The most desirable range of the Zafira Diesel is here. The incorporation of 125 hp turbodiesel makes the German model is armed to the teeth for what will be a tough battle against Peugeot 307 SW, a minivan with similar characteristics that has the attraction that gives youth.
Known for most of the motorsport lover is setting Zafira. Opel engineers hit the target three years ago when they took on sale this mid-sized people carrier could accommodate up to seven occupants or, failing that, five and lots of luggage.
Was rare in an industry like the car in which almost everything is invented and, if not, is “copy” better or worse, almost no manufacturer had entered the dispute of the seven passengers in a compact body. We say “almost” because Honda has made a timid attempt to Stream, family variant of the Civic, but the lack of diesel has made sales have not been accompanied.
In this situation, a few months ago came a new stranger to the city. Your name, Peugeot 307 SW and credentials: quality, young, attractive granted by panoramic sunroof, mechanical Diesel, competitive price … Two roosters in the barnyard and a single room for both.
However, Opel seemed to have it all figured out and has launched its most powerful diesel version, the 125 hp (almost 138 hp on our roller bench!), Which makes the Zafira in the middle minivan greatest power among those who use diesel as fuel. You have no jurisdiction here.
This cuatricilíndrico, already equipped other Opel models, has direct injection (1,600 bar) and is equipped with variable geometry turbocharger. Overlooking daily use shows a remarkable ability to lap up from 1,500 before sins of some lazy, but, considering the type buyer Zafira is not presupposed a pure sports driving and to leave semaphores screeching wheels, this remains a minor sin. However, on ramps, loaded, start the march supposed to work the clutch so cute.
Having passed the counter said border, the engine provides a level of operation with a pair commendable not less than 27 mkg between 2,000 and 4,000 rpm and a maximum level of 34.7 mkg at 2,500 rpm. Accelerates without apparent effort, recovered with ease and even dares to challenge his brother in performance gasoline 147 hp, which leads in some measurements taken by our Technical Center. Thus, the Diesel accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in a second less (10.6 versus 11.7), runs kilometer from standstill in almost half a second less (32.38 32.79 front), but where more out favored the diesel engine is in the section of recoveries: 80 to 120 km / h in two seconds in 4th and 5th in less than six seconds less. All of the above is accompanied by a fairly light inside engine noise when circular (idling, the sound is more evident) and a short developments that are one of the best gifts you have technicians Opel to this engine since benefits are clearly benefiting consumption without becoming too affected.