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  • Strong showing: Astra wins its category ahead of BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E Class
  • Strong second: Opel Ampera-e wins silver medal in best electric car category

And the winner is: the Opel Astra 1.6 CDTI with 81 kW/110 hp (NEDC fuel consumption: urban 3.9 l/100 km, extra-urban 3.1 l/100 km, combined 3.4 l/100 km, 90 g/km, efficiency class A+). Out of 7,400 Auto Zeitung readers who cast a vote, 28.1 percent chose the Opel bestseller to win the Green Mobility Trophy 2017 and was also named “Best Economical Diesel”. This put the Opel Astra ahead of the second-place BMW 520d and the Mercedes E 220d in third place.

The range champion Opel Ampera-e is also popular with Auto Zeitung readers. The electric car took home the silver medal in the “Best Electric Vehicle” category. With 520 kilometres according to the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC), the Opel Ampera-e offers an unchallenged higher range than the closest competitor in the segment.