Test Opel Mokka 1.6 CDTI 4×4. Engine, consumption and performance

The range Opel Mokka consists in our country of a diesel engine, with 136 CV. Its the direct equivalent is the 1.4 Turbo 140 BHP, which is offered both in petrol as well as petrol/LPG. In other countries, such as Germany, offers a 1.6 petrol maximum power that is dynamically very justito, and the 1.6 CDTI capado to 110 HP.

The 1.6 CDTI as I have tested it on several cars, and it’s the best thing that has drawn the Opel diesel engines in a season. It turns out to be austere, very smooth, quiet and little in need of gear changes are frequent. I have Not tried the Mokka 1.4 Turbo, but the Trax, so that I can compare them with great fidelity.

Depending on the version, the 1.6 CDTI approvals 4,1 to 5,1 l/100 km of diesel fuel, which can be manual and automatic, front wheel drive, or manual with awd. The tab technique ensures that there is only 0.4 l/100 km of difference by using all-wheel drive, the weight increase of just over 60 kilos.

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versions 4×4 are distinguishable by the logo on the tailgate

According to the manufacturer, in normal conditions, the Mokka 4×4 works like a front-wheel drive (100/0), but when you spin the front axle, is passed to force the posterior to equal parts (50/50). The driver cannot intervene in the allocation, it is always automatic.

The awd system is essentially focused on the road and to deal with low-traction conditions, such as rain or snow of little thickness. However, it can also be useful in sporty driving, you can get out of almost any curve with your foot down without the car want to leave you on your tangent. With front-wheel drive, doing the same thing, subviraría.

Swings a little, it does not convey a lack of confidence

can switch off the traction control, or insist on the button, the stability control completely. In those conditions the car reveals the effectiveness of the 4×4 system, that holds several mischief. Note that the car supports much of the front, because the front wheels are accusing the wear and tear quickly. Not invited to run, but doesn’t protest much in the early stages. Always going to notice a bit heavy.

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Until the reserves could do more than 900 kilometers, and still it remained for another 100 km

In terms of consumption, it is not that you will spend a little less than the petrol, is that spends much less. The tank 53 litres I has lasted almost 400 more miles with the 1.6 CDTI, still very easy to get to the border of 1,000 km per tank. My fuel consumption was 5.3 l/100 km, but I also say that the drivers above did average over 7 l/100 km, which spends the gasoline in hands quiet.

therefore, the gasoline engine it is absurd (a little more than 1000 euros of difference) at least that is the version of LPG, the diesel doesn’t win with so much advantage, and happens to have a cost per kilometer is very similar, or higher. Performance-the petrol is a bit quicker accelerating, but it loses in recovery. In addition, you have to change gear more often in the 1.4 Turbo.

The diesel has long marches, yes, but it digests perfectly, and the sixth hold of everything on the highway. The feeling of acceleration is never overpowering for the soft to the deliver the power. As for the noise, it is only minimally annoying booting cold, or estrujándolo above 4,000 RPM. The trot is much more restrained, and in some circumstances I would say that more quiet than the gasoline.

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¿Off road, what?

As I said in the first part, the weak point of this car are its angles, the Antara can move more freely. The advantage of the Mokka on competitors ‘ front-wheel-drive is not the free height, or the angles, is the motor. Therefore, asks for tracks with few potholes and nothing of trenches, or drag with the lip on the front. As usual in this segment, the wheels are 100% for highway.

If the conditions are slippery, the Mokka comes very benefited

on the other hand, the low are not protected in any sense, not even the engine bay is safe from splashing water or mud, so you take it easy. The second gear may be too long to go through a track with comfort, you prefer to go more slowly.

Has an interesting help, wizard of descents, which prevents the car pack down the ramps at low speed. We hear noise in the brakes, but we have not broken anything. The rate of fall is adjustable. Also helps us to start uphill, drivers less skillful you know say thank. And at this point, there is nothing more to tell.

A pleasant driving in the day-to-day

Unless they attack curves a little too fast or rush braking system that is strong, that is when we will see more heavy, the Mokka can pass for a normal tourist. In fact, weighs less than the Astra of the previous generation, and the consumption is practically the same as for the disadvantage aerodynamics and all-wheel drive. Little criticism on this side.

like that happened to me with the Trax, not I noticed that the rear suspension is of torsion bar, even in the 4×4, and I’m not complaining in that sense. The car behaves well, is precedible to anything that we know, and on long trips it isolates the passengers from much of what is happening under the wheels. To those who appreciate the driving style of the SUV, they’re not going to be disappointed.

As always, we appreciate the aid that provides the camera Opel Eye. Makes it difficult to get out of a lane without wanting to, remember the speed limits for signal, removes/puts on the lights long, warns a front-end collision is imminent and the safety distance, etc, Driving at night with the headlights AFL Plus directional, they are xenon, it is very rewarding, and few rivals are competitive in that sense.

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