- The feisty Corsa OPC priced from $28,990
- Opel’s hottest Astra yet, the Astra OPC priced from $42,990
- The most powerful car Opel has ever produced, the Insignia OPC priced from $59,990
Pricing has been set for the hottest family of cars to arrive in Australia this year and with prices starting from $28,990 for the feisty Opel Corsa OPC, from $42,990 for the Astra OPC, and from $59,990 for the Insignia OPC, Opel’s OPC range offers Australian motorists plenty of bang for your buck.
Available in mid-February ( Astra OPC and Insignia OPC) and April (Corsa OPC) through all Opel dealerships nationally, Opel Australia’s Managing Director, Bill Mott said the OPC range of vehicles are the ultimate expression of pure passion, power and outstanding design.
“The OPC brand has long been the performance halo for Opel and given Australia’s long affinity with and love for performance vehicles, bringing these models to Australia was a natural fit.
“These are great looking cars with the performance and price to match. All of our OPC models offer outstanding value with an extensive list of standard equipment making our offer a compelling proposition for our customers.
“Since confirmation of our model line-up, customer enquiry regarding OPC models at our dealerships has been strong. The dealers are very excited to get these cars into showrooms and out on the road,” Mr Mott said.
The three-door sports hatch is powered by a 1.6-litre turbo engine paired with Opel’s six-speed manual transmission providing 141kW power and 260Nm of torque with overboost. Underneath the Corsa OPC carries a unique lowered OPC sports chassis with McPherson strut front and torsion beam rear suspension. Standard on the Corsa OPC are 17-inch, alloy wheels and Recaro® front seats.
The Corsa OPC carries a distinctive sporty exterior with a number of OPC exclusive elements including, heated body coloured mirrors, body kit, rear roof spoiler and a centrally mounted chrome exhaust tip.
Powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged direct injection engine, the Astra OPC achieves a power output of up to 206 kW and maximum torque of 400Nm, establishing a new European benchmark Never before has an Astra been so fast, sprinting from zero to 100km/h in just 6.0 seconds.
The Astra OPC comes with a long list of standard features including: Opel’s FlexRide adaptive chassis system,19-inch alloy wheels, dual front, front side and curtain airbags, premium Nappa leather front sports bucket seats with electrically adjustable bolsters, seat heating, a manually extendable front seat cushion and electric lumbar adjustment, Bluetooth® connectivity with voice recognition, infotainment system complete with a seven-inch colour information display, satellite navigation, iPod® connectivity, SD card reader and seven premium audio speakers.
The most powerful production vehicle Opel has ever made, the Insignia OPC sedan is powered by Opel’s advanced 2.8-litre V6 Turbo ECOTEC engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, producing 239kW of power and 435Nm of torque.
The model will be the first Opel in Australia to come with Opel’s Adaptive 4X4 technology, using a bespoke chassis developed through an extensive test programme at the gruelling Nürburgring circuit in Germany. The HiPerStrut system is unique to the Insignia OPC and serves two primary functions to reduce torque-steer, but also to maintain negative camber during cornering, thereby improving ultimate grip levels in wet or dry conditions.
Complementing these features are standard 19-inch alloy wheels (20-inch lightweight forged alloys are a cost option), revised bushing and damper settings on both axles, and Brembo® brakes callipers with colour-keyed callipers and vented/cross-drilled disc brakes on the front axle.
The highly-specified Insignia OPC comes with a long list of standard features including: AGR certified Recaro® performance bucket front seats, perforated Siena leather appointed trim, bi-xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lamps, Opel’s premium adaptive forward lighting package (AFL+), and the Navi900 premium audio system with seven premium audio speakers and seven-inch colour screen.
Opel is giving car enthusiasts the chance to receive selected, performance-related data by offering Apple iPhone® and iPad® users the OPC PowerApp which is available for download for 99 cents from Apple’s Australian App Store®.
When combined with the optional dealer-fitted smart phone controller, the OPC PowerApp opens up a whole new world to driving enthusiasts who want the latest technology.
Opel shares its passion for technology with its customers by making preselected data from the CAN bus (Controller Area Network) directly available on an iPhone where it can be displayed or analysed further. The CAN bus is the central system that unifies and connects all the electronic control units in the vehicle.
The fun offered by the OPC PowerApp does not just end when the engine is switched off. Not only are up to sixty different data, including engine boost pressure, throttle position, lateral acceleration or engine torque, readily available in real-time on the iPhone but they can also be stored and later shared with friends.
In order to get the most out of the wealth of functions offered by the OPC PowerApp a black box or smart phone controller that can be ordered by the dealership and is installed behind the interior panels. The module is directly connected to the CAN-bus of the vehicle and transmits its data via Wi-Fi with a frequency of 30 Hertz to the iPhone which is equivalent to real time.
Opel Service Plus
All OPC models are included in Opel Australia’s Opel Service Plus and Opel Assist Plus customer care programmes, meaning for the first three years or 45,000km, the maximum price customers will pay for their scheduled services will be $299 for the Corsa OPC, $349 for the Astra OPC, and $399 for the Insignia OPC.
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*All prices displayed are recommended retail prices (RRP) and do not include dealer delivery or statutory charges
^ All prices quoted are the maximum retail price customers will pay for scheduled services in the first three years or 45,000km of ownership
Opel, General Motors’ aspirational German brand, is set to enter the Australian market in September 2012. The Australian portfolio will include the new generation Opel vehicles Insignia, European Car of the Year 2009, the award-winning Astra and the recently upgraded Corsa, with the complete model line-up and dealer network to be announced closer to launch.
Founded 150 years ago in Rüsselsheim, Germany, Opel is one of the most technologically advanced automobile manufacturers in Europe. We have a long and rich history and our company is shaped by our passion for automobiles. From our Design, Engineering, & Sales Headquarters in Germany, we sell vehicles in over 35 markets in Europe. We operate vehicle, powertrain and component plants in 8 European countries and employ around 40,000 people. Many additional jobs are provided by some 5,000 independent sales and service outlets.
In 2011, Opel was the 4th largest automotive brand in Europe and sold over 1.2 million passenger cars and light commercial vehicles in Europe
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