Opel Grandland X Gets New Range-Topping Diesel, Trim Level

7 December 2017 - motor1

Opel Grandland X Gets New Range-Topping Diesel, Trim Level

Ultimate top trim available to order with all engines for the model.

If you are not a big fan of aftermarket and tuning jobs, but you still want more power for your Grandland X crossover, Opel finally has the solution. The German manufacturer is adding a flagship 2.0-liter diesel to the model's engine lineup, which is working exclusively with an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

Generating 177 horsepower (130 kilowatts) at 3,750 rpm and a peak torque of 295 pound-feet (400 Newton-meters) at low 2,000 rpm, it becomes by far the most powerful engine available for the Grandland X. With 47 hp (35 kW) more than the outgoing range-topper, the 1.2-liter turbo gasoline unit with 130 hp (96 kW) and 169 lb-ft (230 Nm) of torque, it should give the crossover "all the power a freedom-loving SUV needs."

If acceleration is your "freedom," you'll have to satisfy with a 0-62 miles per hour (0-100 kilometers per hour) sprint in 9.1 seconds. Probably a more important characteristic for the SUV buyers is the maximum trailer load, which in this configuration is two tons. As far as efficiency is concerned, measured by the NEDC, the vehicle needs 4.8-4.9 liters per 100 kilometers (48-49 miles per gallon) on average with corresponding CO2 emissions of 126-128 grams CO2 per kilometer.

In addition, the Grandland X also receives a new top-of-the-range trim level. The optional Ultimate trim will be available with all engines and adds cool features like standard 19-inch wheels, certified leather ergonomic seats with heating, Denon premium sound system, adaptive LED headlights, 360-degree camera, and aluminum sports pedals.

Just like every other Grandland X version, the Ultimate can be optionally equipped with the electronic IntelliGrip traction with five available driving modes. It automatically adapts the torque distribution to the front wheels and even allows wheel spin if necessary. No matter the trim level, unfortunately, you can't have an AWD system.

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