2013 Opel Cascada Turbo review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 7 January 2014 , 11:01:58 byAlina

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Opel Cascada Turbo

Coming straight from Germany, the Opel Cascada Turbo takes the German tradition a step farther. The brand remains one of the most technologically advanced automobile manufacturers in Europe. It has a quite long and rich history and, as the German auto field is by far the most competitive in the world, Opel has to keep pace with changes. And the recently revealed Opel Cascada Turbo comes to refresh the Opel image in Europe.

The Opel Cascada has had its official debut back in September, on the occasion of the Frankfurt Motor Show. It is powered by the new created 1.6-liter ECOTEC Direct Injection Turbo engine that generates 200 HP (147 kW) and 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) of torque. These figures are just enough to allow the mid-size convertible to reach a maximum speed of 146 mph (235 km/h). It develops a fuel consumption of 6.7 liters / 100 km (35.1 mpg US or 42.1 mpg UK) with CO2 emissions of 158 g/km. The new-generation Turbo is the top-of-the-line unit in the Cascada engine portfolio.

The Opel Cascada is now available with two new paint schemes, the pearlescent Emerald Green lacquer and double-layer metallic Magnetic Silver. The top soft, which can be opened in 17 seconds at driving speeds up to 50 km/h, can be customized in light Khaki Grey. Technology has also been improved. The vehicle gains a new, more modern infotainment system, coming together with a seven-inch high-resolution touchscreen display and an optional rearview camera. The Cascada has just reached dealerships and the price of it starts at 29,490 EUR.