Opel Corsa LPG introduced

Posted on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 , 16:03:07 byTheodora

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Opel Corsa LPG introduced

When LPG is used to fuel internal combustion engines, it is often referred to as autogas or auto propane. In some countries, it has been used since the 1940s as a petrol alternative for spark ignition engines. In some countries, there are additives in the liquid that extend engine life and the ratio of butane to propane is kept quite precise in fuel LPG. Well, Opel seems to bet on LPG vehicles as it has just introduced an Opel Corsa LPG version.

The Opel Corsa LPG is powered by a 1.4-liter engine that generates 90 HP (66 kW). It works together with a 5-speed manual transmission and needs 6.9 liters/100 km over the combined cycle using Liquefied Petroleum Gas with CO2 emissions of 113 g/km. The German producer states that fuel costs are reduced by almost 50 percent compared to the standard gasoline versions.

The Opel Corsa LPG features a button that makes it easy for the driver to switch between LPG and gasoline with a simple push. The small vehicle has a combined driving range of up to 1,200 km on a signle charge of the LPG and petrol tanks.