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Opel Meriva in the driving report: family van with diesel power

Hans-Dieter Seufert
Opel Meriva 1.7 CDTi Ecotec in the driving report
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N of course it is the doors that make the new Opel Meriva so special. Rear-hinged rear doors are a blessing for parents who still have to buckle their offspring in the child seat and occasionally want to take their grandparents with them, who are no longer so flexible. But who thinks primarily about the passengers when they buy?

Opel Meriva - family transporter with little thirst

If you want to do something good for yourself, you should tick the Opel Meriva order form for the 130 hp diesel. At least 20,100 euros will then be due (Opel Meriva Selection version), but the 1.7-liter engine that has recently become available not only has a reputation for being economical - which also calms the ecological conscience - it is also pleasantly powerful. Typically diesel, the Opel Meriva diesel engine reacts to low outside temperatures during a cold start with light nailing, but calms down after a short time and runs acoustically unobtrusively.

Slight vibrations can be felt, but are not a problem. The maximum torque is available from 2,000 tours, turning may even be up to 5,000 rpm, but this does not help. Those who keep the engine between 1,800 and 3,000 rpm will be rewarded with appealing pulling power and can expect an average consumption of 6.4 L /100 km for the Opel Meriva. Not bad for a family van.


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