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137mph Zafira Lifts Off at £2,000 Off

Thu, 25 Oct 2001
Vauxhall's 189bhp 2.0 litre turbocharged ECOTEC Zafira seven seater finally hits the streets in November at £19,995. And Daddy Cools can save themselves £2,000 buy buying one from for £17,995, UK supplied, with the full Vauxhall 3 year manufacturer plus dealer warranty.

Zero to 60mph is a rip-roaring 7.6 seconds, putting many a two seater sportscar to shame. And this car can carry seven.

Called the Zafira GSi Turbo, the new car has space for seven people or 1,700 litres of cargo. Maximum torque of 184 lb ft (250Nm) is maintained from 1,950rpm all the way to 5,400rpm where maximum power of 189bhp (192PS) is developed. Yet despite the impressive load capacity and amazing performance, fuel consumption is a reasonable 27.9mpg on the combined cycle and the engine conforms with Euro 4 emissions limits. But CO2 output is a far from brilliant 243g/km, giving it a BIK rating of 31% x £19,995, or £6,198 and a £2,479 pa tax bill for a 40% tax payer.

To make sure the extra power doesn't get out of hand, the Zafira's DSA (Dynamic Safety) suspension has been tuned to match the GSi Turbo's extra power. The brake system has discs all round (308 mm diameter ventilated at the front, 264 mm at the rear), Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) with integral TC Plus traction control is standard, and the GSi's 7.5 x 17 alloy wheels are fitted with low profile 225/45 R17 tyres.

Inside, Recaro sport front seats with part leather upholstery keep driver and passenger firmly in place, air conditioning is standard and passive safety equipment includes full-size curtain airbags, front and side airbags, active front-seat head restraints and Vauxhall's pedal release system.

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