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Opel Commodore

(1968 model)

Brief specs of 1968 Opel Commodore

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2490 cm3 / 151.9 cu in / 151.9 cu in, 85.8 kW / 115.1 hp / 115.1 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, 174.0 N·m / 128.3 lb·ft / 128.3 lb·ft @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, consumption 7.9 l/100km / 35.8 mpg-UK / 29.8 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)OpelIssued from1968
ModelCommodoreIssued until
SerieCommodoreNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAdam Opel AGCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4690 l / 165.63 cu ft / 165.63 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4610 mm / 181.5 in / 181.5 inTotal (curb) weight1200 kg / 2646 lb / 2646 lb
Width1726 mm / 68.0 in / 68.0 inDry weight
Height1350 mm / 53.1 in / 53.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2679 mm / 105.5 in / 105.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance150 mm / 5.9 in / 5.9 inFuel capacity70 l / 15.4 UK gal / 18.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)1.98 m2 / 21.3 sq ft / 21.3 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.79 m2 / 8.5 sq ft / 8.5 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)19.7 kW / 26.4 hp / 26.4 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerOpelValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore87.0 mm / 3.43 in / 3.43 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke69.8 mm / 2.75 in / 2.75 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.25
Fuel supply1 Ze carbEngine displacement2490 cm3 / 151.9 cu in / 151.9 cu in
Engine Main bearings7Unitary capacity415.00 cm3/cylinder / 25.325 cu in/cylinder / 25.325 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.5 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power85.8 kW / 115.1 hp / 115.1 hp at 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque174.0 N·m / 128.3 lb·ft / 128.3 lb·ft at 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)34.3 kW / 46.0 hp / 46.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output34.5 kW/l / 0.757 bhp/cu in / 0.757 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque69.9 N·m/l / 0.61 lb·ft/cu in / 0.61 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.56

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio95.8 kW/ton / 72.6 bhp/ton / 72.6 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)7.9 l/100km / 35.8 mpg-UK / 29.8 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions185 g/km / 297 g/mi / 297 g/mi (est.)
  Range886 km / 551 mi / 551 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front165/80-R14Tyres rear165/80-R14
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Opel Commodore

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