2011 Opel Astra by EDS Motorsport review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 25 February 2011 , 11:02:17 byAngela

Filed under OpelTuningGermanHatchbacks

Opel Astra by EDS Motorsport

EDS Motorsport tried to tune the well known Opel Astra J Turbo, obtaining a wonderful result. If the original car had only 180 HP, not it is providing no less than 360 HP and a great driving experience.

When it comes about the engine of Opel Astra J Turbo it now has a needle valve that helps in reducing the pressure, connecting rod made from best quality steel, HG Motorsport turbo manifold, charge air cooler, 550 cm3 injectors, Garret GT28 turbocharger, 100 mm air-flow meter, stainless steel exhaust system of 70 mm made by Friedrich Motorsport, down pipe of 70 mm with HJS 200CPSI Sport catalyst, and Quaife differential lock. All this cost no more than 1000 dollars -a small price for those who want to obtain 360 HP and a maximum torque of 480 Nm from their Opel Astra J Turbo.

Double power by EDS Fahrzeugtechnik


Vehicle: Opel Astra J Turbo with 360 hp and Schmidt alloy wheels


The company EDS Fahrzeugtechnik from Marl has taken an Opel Astra J Turbo with 180 HP as a base vehicle, and doubled the rated power using traditional engine tuning. In details, the following components of the engine were removed, replaced and re-installed: Pressure reducing high-performance needle valve - 980 Euro, high-quality steel connecting rod - 550 Euro, HG Motorsport turbo manifold - 1200 Euro, EDS high-performance charge air cooler - 600 Euro, Garret GT28 turbocharger - 1000 Euro, 100 mm air-flow meter - 300 Euro, 550 cm3 injectors - 500 Euro, 70 mm down pipe with HJS 200CPSI Sport catalyst - 800 Euro, Friedrich Motorsport 70 mm stainless steel exhaust system - 800 Euro, 240 mm EDS Sport clutch kit - 1100 Euro and Quaife differential lock - 900 Euro. The engine adjustment by EDS Fahrzeugtechnik costs 1000 Euros. As a result of this expensive action, unusually agile 360 hp and a maximum torque of 480 Nm are now available in the Astra specifications.


To slow down this doubled compared to the standard performance, perforated brake discs in dimension of 356 x 32 mm with 8-piston calipers and high-performance steel braided brake lines at a price of 2000 Euro are used.


Once again it is an adequate wheel / tire combination, bringing the power to the road. Jack-line rims with "Titan" cirrus decorative parts in 8.5 x 20 inch front and 9.5 x 20 inches taken from the seemingly inexhaustible arsenal of Schmidt Revolution from Bad Segeberg with Pirelli P.Zero 235/35ZR20 the front and 275/30ZR20 on the rear axle at a total price of 3200 Euro are worthy of the special attention. The prepared Cirrus decorative parts are available in eight different colors - black, chrome, carbon, red, silver, titanium, white and yellow through the web-site www.FELGE.de. The overall picture is undoubtedly a feast for the eyes.


The final assembly of all parts costs additional 2500 Euro. The bottom line is certainly not chicken feed, but this conversion does not do anything for the individualization of the vehicle...