Opel Meriva B.

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Opel Meriva (2010-2013)
Opel Meriva (2010-2013)
Meriva B
Production period: 2010-2017
Class : Van
Body versions : Station wagon
Engines: Petrol engines :
1.4 liters
(74–103 kW)
Diesel engines :
1.3–1.7 liters
(70–100 kW)
Length: 4288 mm
Width: 1812 mm
Height: 1615 mm
Wheelbase : 2644 mm
Empty weight : 1360-1571 kg
Previous model Opel Meriva A.
successor Opel Crossland X

The Opel Meriva B is a compact van built by the German car manufacturer Opel in Figueruelas (Spain) . In contrast to its predecessor ( Opel Meriva A ), it is not based on a Corsa platform; Instead, components from Astra H and Zafira B were used. In the UK it was sold as the Vauxhall Meriva.

The market launch took place on June 12, 2010 at a base price of 15,900 euros. In summer 2017, the Opel Crossland X replaced the Meriva.

According to TÜV statistics, the Meriva B was recognized as having the fewest defects in the category of two and three-year-old vehicles in 2014.


Rear view
Other measured values
Stars in the Euro NCAP - Crash Test 5 stars in the Euro NCAP crash test

The Meriva B continues the design line and form language of the Insignia and Astra J models .

Compared to its predecessor , which was still based on the Opel Corsa C , the second generation of the Meriva was significantly longer and wider, but slightly flatter. The curb weight increased only slightly despite the larger dimensions. The portal doors (while retaining the B-pillar ) are a special feature. The rear doors are locked at speeds above 4 km / h to prevent them from opening against the wind. All side doors open at 84 ° wider than the usual 70 °, with a total of three locking points.

The design in the interior is also based on the Insignia and Astra J. In contrast to the Meriva A, many foamed and higher-quality plastics were used in the interior.

The Meriva B offers significantly more legroom in the rear than the Meriva A. Two child seats can be attached to the rear bench . The two outer rear seats have Isofix brackets. With the predecessor, just under three child seats fit on the back seat. The trunk volume up to the lower edge of the window increased from 330 to 355 l compared to the predecessor, or from 690 to 825 l with the rear seat folded down.


The revised Meriva appeared at the end of January 2014 after it had previously been presented at the IAA in September 2013.

It received redesigned bumpers, a redesigned radiator grille and a modified light design with LED taillights. On the technical side, a new 1.6-liter diesel engine with an output of 100 kW (136 hp) and a six-speed automatic transmission were available. In March 2014, two more variants of the 1.6 CDTI followed with 70 kW (95 PS) and 81 kW (110 PS).


The standard safety equipment includes front airbags for driver and front passenger, anti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic stability program (ESP), disengaging safety pedals (PRS) and traction control (TCPlus). For the German market, Hill Start Assist, a tire pressure loss monitoring system, active head restraints at the front, side airbags at the front and head airbags at the front and rear were also part of the standard equipment.

The basic model Selection offers, among other things, electrically adjustable and heated exterior mirrors, tachometers, power windows at the front, height and length adjustable steering column, speed-dependent power steering and central locking with radio remote control.

From Edition the on-board computer, air conditioning, stereo CD radio, cruise control and the FlexRail center console , on which a folding center arm support and a bottle holder can be mounted and moved lengthways, are part of the scope of equipment.

The Innovation equipment variant also includes front and rear parking assistance, rear electric windows, cornering and cornering lights, seat and steering wheel heating and light alloy wheels.

There are also the equipment variants Color Edition and 150 Years of Opel .

Diverse adjustable driver and passenger seats (with lumbar support and extendable thigh support), which were awarded a seal of quality by the ' Aktion Gesunderback ' (AGR), were available for a surcharge.

The integrated bicycle rack system known from the Opel Corsa is also available for a maximum of two bicycles, which can be pushed completely into the rear bumper when not in use. However, it cannot be combined with a trailer coupling or the parking aid. From model year 2012, the parking aid could also be ordered together with the bike rack. Alternatively, a conventional bicycle rack for up to three bicycles can be mounted together with a trailer hitch.


In the Euro NCAP crash test in November 2010, the Opel Meriva received 32 points for occupant protection, 38 points for child protection and 20 points for pedestrian protection.


There are seven motors to choose from; including three petrol and four diesel engines . The petrol engines all have a displacement of 1.4 liters. The weakest petrol engine has an output of 74 kW (100 PS). The two more powerful engines are supported by a turbocharger and thus produce 88 kW (120 PS) and 103 kW (140 PS) respectively. The weakest diesel engine develops 70 kW (95 hp) from a displacement of 1.3 liters, the other three diesel engines with a displacement of 1.7 liters produce 74, 81 and 96 kW (100, 110 and 130 HP).

Petrol engines

1.4 (ecoFLEX) * 1.4 LPG ecoFLEX
Construction period: 03/2010-06/2017 11/2011–06/2017
Engine type: Four-cylinder in- line petrol engine
Engine charging : - turbocharger
Displacement: 1398 cc 1364 cc
Power: 74 kW
(100 PS)
6000 rpm
88 kW
(120 hp)
4800-6000 rpm
103 kW
(140 PS)
4900-6000 rpm
88 kW
(120 hp)
4800-6000 rpm
Torque: 130 Nm
4000 rpm
175 Nm
1750-4800 rpm
200 Nm
1850-4200 rpm
175 Nm
1750-4800 rpm
Gear type, standard: 5-speed gearshift 6-speed gearshift 5-speed gearshift
Gear type, optional: - 6-stage automatic -
0-100 km / h:
13.9 s 11.5 s 10.3 s 11.5 [11.8] s
Top speed: 177 km / h 188 km / h 196 km / h 188 [187] km / h
Fuel consumption
over 100 km (combined):
6 l
(5.6 l)
5.9 L
(5.4 L)
[7.2 L]
6.3 L
(6.1 L)
[7.2 L]
5.9 l S
7.4 l LPG
CO 2 emissions, combined: 140 g / km
(132 g / km)
139 g / km
(127 g / km)
[169 g / km]
149 g / km
(144 g / km)
[169 g / km]
133 g / km
[121 g / km]
Emissions standard according to EU classification: Euro 6 / Euro 5 **
Values ​​in () with start-stop system .
Values ​​in [] with automatic
* since 12/2011 with ecoFlex designation and start-stop system.
** Euro 5 excluding the 1.4 ecoFLEX with 103 kW and MT-5

Diesel engines

1.3 CDTI ecoFLEX 1.6 CDTI ecoFLEX 1.7 CDTI
Construction period: 03/2010-06/2017 03/2014–06/2017 03/2014–06/2017 11/2013–06/2017 03/2010–12/2011 03 / 2010–06 / 2017 * 03/2010–11/2013
Engine type: Four-cylinder in-line diesel engine , common rail injection
Engine charging : turbocharger
Displacement: 1248 cc 1598 cc 1686 cc
Power: 70 kW
(95 PS)
4000 rpm
70 kW
(95 PS)
3500 rpm
81 kW
(110 PS)
3500 rpm
100 kW
(136 hp)
3500-4000 rpm
74 kW
(100 PS)
4000 rpm
81 kW
(110 PS)
4000 rpm
96 kW
(130 PS)
4000 rpm
Torque: 180 Nm
1750-3500 rpm
280 Nm
1500-1750 rpm
300 Nm
1750-2000 rpm
320 Nm
2000 rpm
260 Nm
1700-2550 rpm
280 Nm
1750-2500 rpm
300 Nm
2000-2500 rpm
Gear type, standard: 5-speed gearshift 6-speed gearshift 6-stage automatic 6-speed gearbox /
6-speed automatic *
0-100 km / h:
13.8 s 13.8 s 12.5 s 9.9 s 13.9 s 11.8 s 9.9 s
Top speed: 168 km / h 174 km / h 185 km / h 197 km / h 172 km / h 182 km / h 196 km / h
Fuel consumption
over 100 km (combined):
4.5 l
(4.1 l)
(4.0 l) (4.0 l) (4.4 l) 6.4 l 5.3 l
[6.1 l]
CO 2 emissions, combined: 119 g / km
(109 g / km)
(105 g / km) (105 g / km) (116 g / km) 168 g / km 139 g / km
Emissions standard according to EU classification: 5 euro Euro 6 5 euro
Values ​​in () with start-stop system.
Values ​​in [] with automatic.
* From 11/2013 only the 1.7 CDTI with 81 kW and AT-6.

Individual evidence

  1. AMS: Opel Meriva in the test
  2. TÜV Report 2014: Winners and Losers. Accessed March 31, 2020 .
  3. Results of the Euro NCAP crash test in November 2011.
  4. a b auto.de/(ampnet/Sm/jri): Press presentation Opel Meriva: minivan à la Rolls - Meriva - Opel - car brands A-Z . In: auto.de . January 19, 2010. Accessed on September 27, 2013: “The doors can each be opened at an angle of 84 degrees. In between, the door locks in three positions. If the front and rear doors are opened together, a safety zone is created in which the child and parents can get out without being separated by a door. This minimizes the risk of a child running into the flowing traffic. If the Meriva starts rolling, the rear doors are locked from 4 km / h. "

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