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Christopher Bruce2013-05-16 16:26:35

Opel Adding 1.6 Turbo to Astra and Shows RETTmobil vehicles

Created a special Adam for fire fighters

 
 
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The Zafira Tourer is a fast response ambulance

OpelOpelOpelGermany, 1863 > present85 models
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has announced that it is adding the 1.6 SIDI Turbo engine for the AstraAstra Gen.4 [J/D]Opel Astra Gen.4 [J/D]Germany, 2010 > 2015223 versions
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5-door, sedan and Sports Tourer, and it is showing its range of safety vehicles for RETTmobil 2013.

The 1.6 SIDI Turbo in the Astra produces 168hp and 207lb-ft of torque. It uses 5.9l/100km and emits 139g/km of CO2, and the Sports Tourer uses 6.1l/100km and emits 144g/km of CO2. It offers 14% better fuel economy than the previous 1.6 Turbo and 37lb-ft more torque. It is available with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic. Both come with start/stop.

Acceleration to 100km/h takes 8.7 seconds, and the cars have a top speed of 220km/h.

Prices will start at €23,385, including 19% German VAT or €24,485 for the Astra Sports Tourer.

RETTmobil, the annual German service vehicle show, began on May 15, and Opel brought its entire range of safety vehicles, including a special AdamADAM Gen.1Opel ADAM Gen.1Germany, 2012 > present39 versions
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for fire fighters and Zafira TourerZafira TourerOpel Zafira TourerGermany, 2011 > present2 photos
emergency response ambulance. 

The Adam concept is meant for first response fire fighters and includes an alarm and flashing LED lights. In the rear, it holds an emergency backpack, defibrillator, fire extinguisher and fire suit. 

The Zafira Tourer is a actually on sale and is meant as a first response ambulance. It includes the standard alarm and LED lights plus a upgraded, 230v electrical system, analog and digital radio and a space for a wide variety of safety equipment in the rear. 

Opel Special Vehicles GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Opel, builds Opel’s safety vehicles, It works with police, fire and safety crews to create customized vehicles for whatever purposes they need. 

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