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Opel Ascona 1600 N

Opel Ascona 1600 N

The Opel Ascona is a large family car (D-segment in Europe) that was produced by the German automaker Opel from 1970 to 1988. It was produced in three separate generations, beginning with rear-wheel-drive and ending up as a front-wheel drive J-car derivative.

The Ascona took its name from the lakeside resort of that name in Ticino, Switzerland, and already in the 1950s a special edition of the Opel Rekord P1 was sold as an Opel Ascona in Switzerland, where the name was again used in 1968 for a locally adapted version of the Opel Kadett B into which the manufacturers had persuaded a 1.7-litre engine borrowed from the larger Rekord model of the time.[1] The Opel Ascona A launched in 1970 and sold across Europe was, however, the first mainstream Opel model to carry the name.

The Ascona was introduced in September 1970, lasting for 18 years and 3 generations and ended production in August 1988, to be replaced by the Opel Vectra A.

General Data

Make
Opel
Model
Ascona
Sub Model
1600 N
Model Code
Ascona A
Production Year(s)
1975
Country of origin
Germany

Body work and dimensions

Body type
Saloon
Doors
4
Number of seats
5
Length CM
412.4
Length in
162.36
Width CM
162.6
Width in
64.02
Height CM
138.5
Height in
54.53
Wheelbase CM
243
Wheelbase in
95.67

Engine

Engine Type
in-line
Cylinders
4
Engine Displacement (cc)
1584
Engine Displacement (cui)
97
Engine (l)
1.6
Engine HP
59
Engine PS
60
Engine KW
44
@RPM
5000
Engine Max Torque (NM)
103
Engine Max Torque (Lb-Ft)
76
Engine Max Torque (kgf-m)
10.50
Engine Max Torque RPM
3000
Fueltype
Gasoline

Transmission

Transmission Type
Manual
Number of gears
4

Chassis

Engine position
Front
Drive Train
Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel Tank Capacity Liter
46

Performance (Factory Claim)

Top Speed Km/h
140
Top Speed MP/H
87
Acceleration 0-100 km/h | 0-62 Mph in sec.
19.0

Brakes and suspension

Front Brakes
Disk
Rear Brakes
Drums
Front Suspension
Coil Springs
Rear Suspension
Coil Springs
Tyre Size
155/R13/S

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