H Caterham ανακοίνωσε πως σήμερα ξεκίνησε τη παραγωγή του Seven 160. Το νέο entry-level μοντέλο θα φτάσει στις αντιπροσωπείες την ερχόμενη άνοιξη και στην Αγγλία ξεκινά από τις £14.995 και φτάνει έως τις £17.995.

Φορά ένα τρικύλινδρο, υπερτροφοδοτούμενο 660αρη κινητήρα της Suzuki απόδοσης 80 ίππων με 107 Nm ροπής. To Caterham Seven 160 είναι αποκλειστικά για την αγορά της Αγγλίας και δεν πληρεί τα στάνταρ του Euro 5. Για την υπόλοιπη Ευρώπη και τις άλλες χώρες του κόσμου υπάρχει η έκδοση Seven 165, η οποία πληροί τα στάνταρ που απαιτεί το Euro 5.

Ο κινητήρας έχει μέση κατανάλωση 4,1 λίτρα/100 χλμ και εκπέμπει 114 γρ/χλμ CO2. Τα 0-60 μίλια/ώρα (0-96 χλμ/ώρα) έρχονται σε 6,5 δευτερόλεπτα με την τελική ταχύτητα να αγγίζει τα 100 μιλία/ώρα (161 χλμ/ώρα).

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As Caterham Cars prepares to kick off production of the Seven 160, the British sportscar maker has announced ultra-frugal performance figures for the entry level version of the iconic Seven; making it not only the most economical Seven in the company’s history but also the most cost-effective two-seater sportscar on the market*.The newest model to join the ever-expanding Seven range is powered by a super-compact, turbocharged three-cylinder Suzuki engine, which enables it to achieve an impressive 57.6mpg** and emit just 114g/km CO2.The combination of the car’s live-axle rear suspension, efficient engine and ultra-low weight offer drivers the unforgettable Caterham experience in the most affordable package yet. Priced from £14,995 in component form and £17,995 fully built, the Seven 160 can be taxed for just £30 per year.The Caterham Seven 160 focuses on unique charm and handling ahead of pure power, bringing unrivalled levels of efficiency, fun and value for money to the budget sportscar segment.

Producing 80hp from its 660cc engine and generating a top speed of 100mph, the 160 will reach 0 – 62mph in a swift 6.5 seconds.

Caterham Cars’ Chief Commercial Officer, David Ridley, said: “The 160 adds something truly different to the existing Seven range, whilst staying true to our core values of simplicity and purity.

“To achieve our performance criteria, we called on the expertise of our engineering division, Caterham Technology & Innovation (CTI). Our engineers carried out significant development work to fine-tune the Suzuki engine from its standard output of 64hp to 80hp and ensure the engine, suspension and overall dynamics all worked in harmony, whilst boosting fuel economy and reducing emissions.”

In Europe and the rest of the world an altered, EU5-compliant version called 165 is available. The number five at the end of the EU spec car’s moniker signifies that the vehicle complies with the EU5 emissions standards, allowing it to be sold across mainland Europe and beyond.

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