Opel Ascona 1.6 S GL

Opel Ascona 1.6 S GL

Opel Ascona 1.6 S GL

The Ascona C was launched in August 1981 as part of General Motors' J-car project. This was Opel's second front-wheel drive car since the introduction of the Kadett D in 1979. This car was manufactured in Rüsselsheim, Germany, Antwerp, Belgium, São Caetano do Sul, Brazil and Luton, England, and was sold in the UK under the name Vauxhall Cavalier and as the Chevrolet Monza in Latin America. The Cavalier Coupé was phased out, but the Opel Manta was retained in the UK (the last car to be badged as an Opel in the UK before the brand was phased out there in 1988). There were no longer sheet metal differences between Opel and Vauxhall models after 1982. The Ascona C won the "Goldenes Lenkrad" (Golden Steering Wheel) award at the end of 1981 and was West Germany's biggest selling car. The new Ascona no longer had the sporty character of its predecessors, being a more unadulterated family car which was considerably more space-efficient than earlier models.

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General Data

Make
Opel
Model
Ascona
Sub Model
1.6 S GL
Model Code
Ascona C2
Production / Sales Year(s)
1984 - 1986
Country of origin
Germany

Body work and dimensions

Body type
Saloon
Doors
2
Number of seats
5
Length CM
436.6
Length in
171.89
Width CM
166.8
Width in
65.67
Height CM
139.5
Height in
54.92
Wheelbase CM
257.4
Wheelbase in
101.34
Curb Weight KG (EU)
980
Curb Weight LBS (EU)
2161

Engine

Engine Type
in-line
Cylinders
4
Engine Displacement (cc)
1597
Engine Displacement (cui)
97
Engine (l)
1.6
Engine HP
89
Engine PS
90
Engine KW
66
@RPM
5800
Engine Max Torque (NM)
126
Engine Max Torque (Lb-Ft)
93
Engine Max Torque (kgf-m)
12.85
Engine Max Torque RPM
3800
Fueltype
Gasoline
Unless noted otherwise, DIN rated horsepower and torque is given.

Transmission

Transmission Type
Manual
Number of gears
4

Chassis

Engine position
Front
Drive Train
Front Wheel Drive
Fuel Tank Capacity Liter
61

Performance (Factory Claim)

Top Speed Km/h
170
Top Speed MP/H
106
Acceleration 0-100 km/h | 0-62 Mph in sec.
12.5

Brakes and suspension

Front Brakes
Disk
Rear Brakes
Drums
Front Suspension
Coil Springs
Rear Suspension
Coil Springs
Standard Tire Size
165/R13/S

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