Vauxhall Zafira Tourer BiTurbo announced

30 Jan, 2013 12:53pm Tom Phillips

Vauxhall has announced a range-topping Zafira Tourer BiTurbo model

The range-topping Vauxhall Zafira Tourer BiTurbo has been announced. The new high-power Zafira Tourer variant uses the same 192bhp BiTurbo diesel engine as the Insignia, Astra and forthcoming top-spec Vauxhall Cascada convertible.

Order books for the BiTurbo Zafira Tourer are open now, with prices starting from £27,685 and first deliveries scheduled for the spring. The new engine option means the Zafira Tourer engine range now includes four diesels and two petrols.

Vauxhall claims that the Zafira Tourer will be one of the most powerful diesel MPVs on the market, with the 2.0-litre engine featuring a healthy 400Nm of torque. The engine powers the car from 0-60mph in 8.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 135mph.

Vauxhall claims that the new BiTurbo engine in the Zafira Tourer will return a claimed average of 50.4mpg and emit 149g/km of CO2, making it both faster and cleaner than the top-spec Ford Grand C-MAX.

Options for the Zafira Tourer BiTurbo include FlexRide adaptive dampers, AFL adaptive forward lighting headlights and a panoramic roof. The Zafira Tourer includes Vauxhall’s latest Flex7 seven-seat interior.

Talking about the announcement of the new BiTurbo Zafira, Vauxhall’s Chairman and Managing Director, Duncan Aldred, said: “Vauxhall is currently the only manufacturer to offer a sophisticated BiTurbo engine on a seven-seat MPV. It provides a perfect blend of high performance, impressive fuel economy and premium class quality in a seven-seat layout.”