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Opel Zafira: Versatile Trendsett

  • New engine: Powerful 150 hp natural gas Turbo with low CO2
  • New efficiency: 1.7 CDTI ecoFLEX with just 139 g/km CO2
  • Unrivalled: Unique Flex7 seating system with maximum practicality

Rüsselsheim. The new edition of the successful Zafira was launched in February 2008. It is based on the second Zafira generation, which was launched in summer 2005 and boasts unique technology, an intelligent space concept and distinctive design. The Zafira’s engine range was expanded by the refined 1.6 ECOTEC gasoline engine with 85 kW/115 hp and two highly economical 1.7 CDTI common-rail turbo-diesels (81 kW/110 hp and 92 kW/125 hp) in 2008. The 150 hp Turbo version of the Zafira joins the lineup in 2009. The Zafira’s “trademark” is of course on board - unrivalled in terms of its flexibility, the Flex7 seating system enables transformation of the interior in a matter of seconds, without cumbersome removal of the seats.

Technical highlights of the trendsetting car include the panorama roof system with integrated storage compartments and power operated shading system, as well as the IDSPlus chassis (Interactive Driving System) with electronic continuous damping control (CDC). Other features include steering-linked AFL bi-xenon curve light (Adaptive Forward Lighting), trailer stability assist, Hill Start Assist (HSA) and the Open & Start keyless entry system.

Design and packaging

The new Zafira is characterized by more pronounced front and rear design elements that give the compact MPV a sporty look. In front, these include the wide chrome beam with integrated Opel logo, the hood tapering and two-part radiator grille fins, which are fully chromed; headlamp housings are also in chrome-look. Other new eye-catching features include two transparent 3-D cells in the red tail lamps. The badge on the tailgate of the Zafira ecoFLEX models reflects their exceptional fuel-saving qualities.

Glossy chrome-ringed climate and radio control elements, as well as decorative trim on the instrument panel and doors, give the interior a very chic look. The infotainment systems with CD or DVD navigation system, as well as CD and MP3 functions, also have stereo inputs for external audio equipment, such as an iPod.

Thanks to its long wheelbase, wide track and clever packaging, there is room for up to seven passengers in three rows in the Zafira. The Flex7 seating system ensures maximum versatility: the compact MPV can easily be turned from a seven into a six, five, four, three or two-seater, without having to remove the seats. The Zafira has a maximum load volume of 1820 liters, and its 645-liter load capacity in its five-seat configuration is a best-in-class figure.

Passive safety

The Zafira’s SAFETEC system ensures maximum safety. It includes eight airbags, active head restraints, ISOFIX child seat fixtures and Opel’s Pedal Release System (PRS), which decouples the pedals in the event of a frontal impact. In the Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme) crash test, the Zafira achieved the maximum rating of five stars for passenger protection, and it also boasts excellent child and pedestrian protection.

Chassis and active safety

The basis for pronounced agility and precise handling with a high level of driving safety is the IDS (Interactive Driving System) chassis with McPherson front axle and patented torsion-beam rear axle. Every Zafira comes standard with the newest-generation Electronic Stability Program ESPPlus, Traction Control TCPlus, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), brake assist and electro-hydraulic power steering.

The optional IDSPlus chassis (standard in OPC model) with electronic Continuous Damping Control (CDC) is an adaptive system in which the control units and sensors of ESPPlus, ABS and CDC exchange data constantly, thus ensuring optimal road‑holding properties in all driving situations.

Engines and transmissions

There are five gasoline, two natural gas and four diesel engines available for the Zafira, with 1.6 to 2.2-liter displacements and output from 69 to 177 kW (94 to 240 hp). The new turbo version of the 1.6 CNG, the Zafira ecoFLEX Turbo with rated output of 150 hp and maximum torque of 210 Nm between 2 300 and 5 000 rpm, ensures plenty of power in all situations. The high torque not only allows a more powerful drive, it also keeps consumption low in everyday use. The seven-seater accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 11.5 seconds and has a top speed of 200 km/h. In the MVEG cycle, it consumes just 5.3 kg of natural gas per 100 km. This corresponds to a CO2 emission figure of just 144 g/km. With this, the youngest member of the Opel ecoFLEX model range achieves a new best-in-class figure in this vehicle and power category.

Both 1.7 CDTI engines (81 kW/110 hp and 92 kW/125 hp) are also in the ecoFLEX league and come with six-speed manual transmission and maintenance-free diesel particulate filter as standard. The 110 hp version emits only 139 g/km CO2. The 1.6 ecoFLEX with 85 kW/115 hp introduced in 2008 offers improved elasticity, smoothness and ten percent more output than the previous 1.6-liter engine. It also has lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions: the engine requires an average of 7.1 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers. The wide selection of engines is complemented by a transmission range which includes five and six‑speed manual gearboxes, four and six-speed automatic transmissions, as well as the automated Easytronic five-speed manual gearbox.

Opel Zafira: Facts and figures


  • March 2005: World premiere of second-generation Zafira and Zafira OPC at Geneva Motor Show
  • April 2005: Start of series production in Bochum
  • July 2005: Market launch in Germany
  • September 2005: World premiere of second-generation CNG Zafira at the IAA
  • Fall 2005: Expansion of Zafira family with high-performance OPC version
  • Fall 2006: Market launch of natural-gas powered Zafira 1.6 CNG variant
  • February 2008: New edition with design and technology enhancements
  • Spring 2009: Market launch of Zafira ecoFLEX natural gas Turbo
  • Spring 2009: Market launch of 1.7 CDTI ecoFLEX with 139 g/km CO2


  • All CDTI engines with maintenance-free diesel particulate filter as standard
  • First Opel model and one of the first cars overall to comply with regulations on pedestrian protection, in effect since October 2005 across the EU
  • First car in compact MPV segment to feature adaptive IDSPlus chassis
  • (Interactive Driving System) with electronic Continuous Damping Control (CDC) and AFL bi‑xenon curve light (Adaptive Forward Lighting)
  • World premiere: glass panorama roof with integrated storage system
  • May 2005: Top rating for passenger safety in Euro NCAP crash test
  • November 2005: “Golden Steering Wheel 2005” award from German newspaper “Bild am Sonntag”
  • January 2006: First place: “Best Value 2006” awards in specialist magazine “Auto Bild”
  • May 2006: Compact MPV circuit record on the Nürburgring – 8:54.38 minutes
  • Fall 2006: Natural gas version reduces fuel costs by up to 50 percent
  • January 2007: Victory in “ADAC motorwelt” confirms series of comparison test successes in specialized and daily press, as well as in electronic media
  • March 2007: Natural-gas variant wins alternative propulsion comparison in German “Auto Bild” magazine
  • August 2007: 1.6 CNG named “Best seven-seater” in VCD Environmental Car List
  • Most popular equipment variant in Germany in 2008: Edion
  • Most popular engine in Germany in 2008: 1.8 ECOTEC


E questa da dov'è uscita!!:shock::shock: Comunque.. spero che quelle orrende minigonne e spoilerini non siano di serie in tute le versioni..

Davanti i fari son migliorati.. dietro son fatti sulla falsariga del facelift della Zafira I.. ma non son venuti un granchè.

E poi vabbè che ci sono i cassetti sul tetto... ma quella protuberanza uso Filobus è oscena..

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 News al 02/12/2015: Mazda 2.

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E poi vabbè che ci sono i cassetti sul tetto... ma quella protuberanza uso Filobus è oscena..

Concordo, ma c'è già nella versione attuale...


Some guys they just give up living

And start dying little by little, piece by piece

Some guys come home from work and wash up

Then go racin' in the street

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Davanti i fari son migliorati.. dietro son fatti sulla falsariga del facelift della Zafira I.. ma non son venuti un granchè.


Quelli sono i fari allo xeno e' c'erano anche prima...


Dietro invece i fari non sono male...anche se avrei preferito un restyling piu' profondo proprio al posteriore...

Tipo questo concept by Bertone.


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La seconda ed ultima generazione dell'Opel Zafira è arrivata sul mercato due anni fa, è pertanto arrivato il momento per lei di subire un restyling e di prepararsi per il debutto commerciale previsto per l'anno prossimo. Le novità riguarderanno in particolare il look estetico e la motorizzazione proposta.

Partendo dall'esterno, avrà un nuovo frontale ed una griglia cromata dal carattere più deciso rispetto alla versione precedente. Da una prima occhiata si può notare che il paraurti frontale presenta delle linee più morbide rispetto al passato ed anche i fendinebbia sono stati ridisegnati, con un design che segue in modo più armonioso sia la fiancata che i paraurti laterali.

Riguardo invece alle nuove motorizzazioni, sotto al cofano della Zafira prenderà il posto del vecchio 1.6 litri da 105 CV il nuovo 1.6 litri Ecotec in grado di erogare dieci cavalli in più. Andranno invece a sostituire il 1.9 litri CDTI da cento cavalli ed il diesel 1.9 litri da 120 CV rispettivamente il nuovo 1.7 litri CDTI da 110 CV e quello da 125 CV.

Degno di nota il fatto che il sistema Flex7 che offre sette posti "veri" è ancora uno standard su tutte le versioni e che sarà disponibile in Europa già a partire dal prossimo febbraio 2008. "Sappiamo che i clienti sono già molto soddisfatti della Zafira, sia in termini di qualità che di sicurezza. Adesso, con la nuova generazione, ci aspettiamo una loro reazione ancora più positiva", ha detto il capo Marketing di GM Europe Alain Visser. Rimanendo in attesa di conoscerla meglio, ricordiamo che quest'ultimo restyling Opel verrà ufficialmete presentato alla stampa internazionale in occasione dell'ormai prossimo Motor Show di Bologna.


 News al 02/12/2015: Mazda 2.

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