Introducing The New 150 HP Turbo Opel Corsa

March 19, 2015 By Mike Lee
Last updated on August 3, 2015

Introducing The New 150 HP Turbo Opel Corsa

  • Strong: New powerhouse available soon for just 17,380 euros
  • Sporty: 220 Nm torque, from zero to 100 in 8.9 s, 207 km/h top speed
  • Stylish: Fresh, luxurious or bold – choice of looks and equipment

This small powerhouse is a perfect fit for fans of the cultivated understatement – the 110 kW/150 hp Corsa 1.4 Turbo. The new four-cylinder engine in the fifth Corsa generation provides superior driving performance: 220 Nm maximum torque, 8.9 seconds for the sprint from zero to 100 and 207 km/h top speed speaks for itself. The other key data are no less impressive: in spite of its first-class power development, the new Corsa 1.4 Turbo consumes just 5.9 litres fuel per 100 km in the combined cycle and emits 136 g/km CO2. It expands the Corsa family powertrain portfolio even further, integrating this sporty driving fun between the new generation 85 kW/115 hp 1.0 Turbo three-cylinder and the exhilarating top-of-the-line OPC 152 kW/207 hp 1.6 Turbo.

While the Corsa OPC is only available with a three-door body style, the new, sporty 1.4 Turbo is available both as a three-door for an attractive entry-level price of 17.380 euros and as a five-door starting at 18.130 euros (RRP incl. VAT in Germany). Corsa buyers can choose between two different trims: the young, fresh and sporty Color Edition and the sophisticated, well-equipped INNOVATION version. And for those who want to make the 150-hp Corsa’s inner values visible on the outside, Opel offers the Turbo Plus Package featuring charismatic OPC looks.

“We wanted a Corsa that combines sportiness with top everyday suitability for an extremely attractive price. And we certainly achieved this with the 150 hp 1.4 Turbo,” says Peter Christian Küspert, Vice President Sales & Aftersales Opel Group, describing the newest member of the small-car family. “The new Corsa 1.4 Turbo is the perfect addition to our portfolio. Buyers can choose between the sporty, fresh three-door modeland the luxurious five-door variant for the whole family.”

Lively, fresh, sporty: 150 hpTurbo with high fuel economy

Opel engineers focused on combining sporty driving fun with economic fuel consumption when configuring the engine. The 110 kW/150 hp 1.4-liter turbo engine delivers 220 Nm torque between 3,000 and 4,500 rpm. A six-speed transmission with soft and precise shifting transfers power to the front wheels. Thus equipped, the Corsa accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in just 8.9 seconds, and for the sprint from 80 to 120 km/h in fifth gear, an exceptionally important speed range for overtaking, it needs 9.9 seconds. Maximum speed is 207 km/h.

The sporty driving performance is combined with economic fuel consumption, also due to Opel’s Start/Stop technology, which is fitted as standard and especially pays off in stop-and-go urban traffic. The three-door Corsa 1.4 Turbo consumes just 5.9 liters per 100 km and emits only 136 g/km CO2. The Euro 6 engine’s dual cam phasing allows for continuously variable valve timing and a turbocharger integrated within the exhaust manifold reduces weight and delivers compact packaging. Numerous weight-saving features include a cast iron block with a hollow frame structure, hollow-cast camshafts and a plastic intake manifold.

Dynamic, practical, stylish: Sporty ambience inside and out

Ample space for five people and up to 1,120 liter stowage room within a length of just 4.02 meters – the Corsa 1.4 Turbo embodies all its family’s well-known strengths and offers as much space in its compact dimensions as all of its stable-mates. In addition, the Color Edition boasts comprehensive standard equipment with an extra touch of sportiness. The interior features aluminum sports pedals and darkly tinted Solar Protect heat-absorbing glazing in the rear passenger compartment, while steering wheel remote controls for the radio and cruise control provide even more convenience.

On the exterior, the high-gloss black roof and grille as well as the chrome exhaust tailpipe set sporty accents, while the fog lights with chrome trim enhance this effect. The Corsa comes with 17-inch wheels and bi-color titanium alloy rims as standard. With the Sport Stripes White Package available at no extra cost, the rims shimmer in white.

The Corsa INNOVATION variant is understated luxury, with chrome window trim (five-door) and chrome-plated door handles giving it a sophisticated touch. The interior ambient lighting creates a pleasant flair. A relaxing drive with excellent visibility is guaranteed by features such as the standard bi-xenon headlamps with cornering light and LED daytime running lights, automatic low beam lighting with tunnel recognition, a rain sensor for the wiper blades and the interior mirror with automatic dimming.

Sharp, uncompromising, exciting: Turbo Plus Package for Corsa OPC fans

For fans of the OPC look, Opel offers the Turbo Plus Package for 800 (five-door) and 950 euros (three-door). With this, the Corsa 1.4 Turbo unmistakably displays its inner qualities for all to see. Its striking looks then feature OPC Line front spoiler and rear spoiler lip as well as body-colored side sills, and the three-door model also has an additional OPC Line roof spoiler. The exterior mirror and grille in carbon design complete the Corsa’s sharp look. The interior welcomes the driver with an OPC Line sports steering wheel, leather gearshift knob and handbrake also wrapped in black leather. Optional Recaro sport seats add to the race car ambiance. With this livery the new 150 hp Corsa radiates pure motorsport feeling for everyday driving – at an affordable price.

At a glance: The three newest Corsa gasoline models (Data for three-door version)

  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

* With low-rolling-resistance tyres