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Opel Rekord

(1957 model)

Brief specs of 1957 Opel Rekord

2-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1488 cm3 / 90.8 cu in / 90.8 cu in, 33.6 kW / 45.1 hp / 45.1 hp @ 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm, 98.0 N·m / 72.3 lb·ft / 72.3 lb·ft @ 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 126 km/h / 78 mph / 78 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)OpelIssued from1957
ModelRekordIssued until
SerieRekordNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAdam Opel AGCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4427 mm / 174.3 in / 174.3 inTotal (curb) weight905 kg / 1995 lb / 1995 lb
Width1600 mm / 63.0 in / 63.0 inDry weight
Height1473 mm / 58.0 in / 58.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2540 mm / 100.0 in / 100.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1245 mm / 49.0 in / 49.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1270 mm / 50.0 in / 50.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.74  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.00 m2 / 21.6 sq ft / 21.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerOpelValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke74.0 mm / 2.91 in / 2.91 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.08
Fuel supply1 carbEngine displacement1488 cm3 / 90.8 cu in / 90.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity372.00 cm3/cylinder / 22.701 cu in/cylinder / 22.701 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio6.9 : 1
SumpMax. output power33.6 kW / 45.1 hp / 45.1 hp at 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque98.0 N·m / 72.3 lb·ft / 72.3 lb·ft at 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)13.4 kW / 18.0 hp / 18.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output22.6 kW/l / 0.496 bhp/cu in / 0.496 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque65.9 N·m/l / 0.58 lb·ft/cu in / 0.58 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed126 km/h / 78 mph / 78 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio49.7 kW/ton / 37.7 bhp/ton / 37.7 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrecirculating ballSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Opel Rekord

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