Opel Meriva: Is It Worth Buying?

The Opel Meriva is an excellent MPV- multipurpose vehicle. It is produced by Opel the German manufacturer, from late 2002 to present. The first generation of the vehicle is classified as mini multipurpose vehicle, whereas the 2nd generation is a compact multipurpose vehicle. It is marketed as the Vauxhall Meriva in the United Kingdom. In South America it is marketed as the Chevrolet Meriva.

Engine features

The Mervia from the launch is available with five engines that are three petrol and two diesels. The 1.7 diesel engine is available with a six-speed automated gearbox and the 1.4 turbo with 140PS and 1.7 that is 130 HP are available with it. Since September 2010 there are two more engines available both diesel and petrol. The diesel engine is a 1.3 that is 95hp and 1.7 that is 130hp and all the petrol engines manufactured are Ecotec.

During the year a new feature was added in the certain engines which are STOP/START which is now clearer and more powerful 1.7 CDTI auto was also included. With these features petrol engine has become more efficient than before. Soon manufacturers are going to add a six –gearbox for the 1.4T (120) petrol engine.

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Technical Characteristics of Opel Meriva

Technical Characteristics of 2010 Opel Meriva 1.7 CDTI produced by Opel (DE).

Body Type Multi-purpose vehicle 5 doors / 5 seats
Weight n/a
Length 4288 mm
Height 1615 mm
Wheelbase 2644 mm
Front Track 1488 mm
Rear Track 1509 mm
Ground Clearance n/a
Fuel Capacity 54 liters
Engine location front
Engine alignment transverse
Drive Wheels Front wheel drive
Steering rack & pinion PAS
Fuel Supply System common rail direct diesel injection
Max Power 100HP (74 kW) @ 4000 rpm
Max Torque 260Nm @ 1700 rpm
CO2 Emissions 168 g/Km
Engine Coolant water
Displacement 1686 cc
Bore 79 mm
Stroke 86 mm
Cam Design DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)
Cylinders 4 INLINE
Valves per cylinder 4
Total Valves 16
Compression Ratio 18:1
Aspiration Turbo D.
Front Brakes n/a
Rear Brakes n/a
Standard Wheels 6?J x 15 / 6?J x 15
Standard Tyres 195/65 R 15 / 195/65 R 15
Suspension Front n/a
Suspension Rear n/a
Transmission 6 speed automatic
Number of gears 6
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h 13.9 seconds
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h n/a
Top Speed n/a
City 8.6 l/100km
Road 5.1 l/100km
Mixt 6.4 l/100km