Consumption test: Opel Corsa 1.3 CDTI (95 HP) part 1

The best utility of the year was renovated in the early of 2015, although we talk of a deep update, it is not a brand-new generation. We already tested the 1.0 SIDI three-cylinder, and, truth be told, the engine is quite interesting and goes better than alternatives much more expensive. In addition, it really spends little.

1.3 CDTI have been used in the range Corsa for more than 10 years, although they have been updated several times, both at the level of the ecu as at the physical level. Remains one of the diesel of smaller displacement market, only 1.248 cubic centimeters, and the smaller four-cylinder.

In the generation And, this motor yields or 70 HP with a five-speed, or 95 HP with six-speed. The approval is exactly the same, 3.8 l/100 km, or 3.7 l/100 km if equipped with tires of low rolling resistance. The unit tested shim a wheels 215/45 R17 brand Continental, like the Corsa Turbo that we have tested. So it will be equal, except for the fact that this is a five-door.


The engine B13DTH is not exactly the same as its predecessors. It will now thinner and more refined than ever, and the actual consumption has gone down a bit

with a few miles on usual route

After making sure that the tank was full up to the mouth, I started to make my journeys usual, which I used to compare with great accuracy the different cars that I drive. It is a mixture of routes by highway, secondary roads and urban area (to a lesser extent), in which simulo driving usual day-to-day.

According to the manufacturer, the engine 1.3 CDTI, which meets Euro 6, has a new generation of turbochargers, more silent. With 95 HP, we will have a maximum torque of 190 Nm between 1,500 and 3,500 RPM, the version of 70 HP gives the same torque, but up to 2,500 RPM. In other words, the 70 CV goes slightly capado, and non-approvals a low power state.

The engine is very pleasant in the day-to-day, seems to have reduced a bit the noise level, and has a answer party. The same engine in cars of the brand Fiat has been many times lazy to the point of desperation below 1,500 RPM, but Opel calibrated his engines another way, the most appropriate in my opinion.


The consumption measured by the on-board computer is amazingly accurate, just 0.1 l/100 km below the real figure. It is not of record, but it is a real expense very content

In the first part of the test I walked 381,5 miles at an average of 64.7 km/h, with a consumption according to the computer of 4.2 l/100 km Notice that mark almost half a tank, on the same route the gasoline alone would have missed two boxes. I came to think that he had a mechanical problem or was broken by the indicator.

But no, I was wrong. I went back to fill it with diesel and went for 16.46 litres, which gives a actual consumption of 4.3 l/100 km, virtually the same, indicating the computer. In addition, there was still a range of 621 miles, which would have added 1,000 miles to keep the tank completely dry.

In the rest of the proof, I had to make an act of faith, and not to be afraid of how fast I lowered the fuel level. I remember, I never has this happened driving a Opel Corsa from the generation C, and believe me, it is very possible that you have driven 20 Corsas at least. I don’t know if it is a problem for this particular drive, or if the diesel can have an indicator different.


The greatest leap of the generation D to the E note on the inside, it looks like a car of higher quality, and has rejuvenated rather

Test of long distance with four adults

the time Comes to do something more difficult, put more weight to the car and put a jog in the highway at 120-130 km/h to check the level of austerity. Small engines, like this that we are, tend to lead very bad that you have extra efforts to overcome. According to the datasheet, with the driver (70 kg), the five-door weighs 1.237 kg, 38 pounds more than the model of three doors.

I Traveled with three adults plus up the coast, back and forth, at a rate fairly stable. The sixth gear will not choke the small diesel, it is not necessary to reduce to fifth virtually never, or with a steep slope of more than 5%. The sixth is not exactly short, usually go to 2,000 RPM, The first Corsa D CDTI of 70 HP could be circular to nearly 3,000 RPM in the same conditions.

And that decline in speed is quite noticeable. You can’t say that the engine go suffocated by a sixth excessively long. The gearbox is not the last generation (M1X), that which has received the three-cylinder. Therefore, it is conducted in a manner virtually the same as any Corsa of the generation D, is a little less nice and a touch more mechanical.


The engine is going round with a six-speed, and are not excessively long. In addition, the engine moves less noise to the interior

I get to my destination on the coast with a consumption of 4.4 l/100 km according to the computer, two tenths more, to an average of 89,2 km/h. When about to accumulate 500 kilometres in the partial, the fuel gauge was practically on a fourth remaining. Normally that happens with petrol engines a little more tragones, as the 1.6 Turbo.

Knowing that the indicator low level faster than they should, I decided to risk and continue up to Madrid without returning to refuel. At the end of the day, marked a range of 489 miles, plenty of to return, even considering the negative effect that the difference of height, 700, and peak meters.

on the other hand, an increase of two tenths in the consumption, after loading more than 250 additional pounds, it seems to me a minutia. What is more, in 2008 I tried a Corsa D 1.3 CDTI with 70 HP, the version that is less consuming of the time (3.5 l/100 km approved) with five gears and various optimizations (ecoFLEX) and spent considerably more than the model tested. Since then, we need to talk about a remarkable improvement.


With almost “a quarter” in the tank, I decided to jugármela and get back to Madrid, without putting more diesel. Autonomy was theoretically of sobra