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Opel Kadett Rallye Coupé

(1972 model)

Brief specs of 1972 Opel Kadett Rallye Coupé

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1196 cm3 / 73.0 cu in / 73.0 cu in, 44.7 kW / 59.9 hp / 59.9 hp @ 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm, 88.0 N·m / 64.9 lb·ft / 64.9 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 143 km/h / 89 mph / 89 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)OpelIssued from1972
ModelKadett Rallye CoupéIssued until
SerieKadettNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAdam Opel AGCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4182 mm / 164.6 in / 164.6 inTotal (curb) weight800 kg / 1764 lb / 1764 lb
Width1573 mm / 61.9 in / 61.9 inDry weight
Height1405 mm / 55.3 in / 55.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2416 mm / 95.1 in / 95.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1254 mm / 49.4 in / 49.4 inTowing weight
Track rear1278 mm / 50.3 in / 50.3 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance113 mm / 4.4 in / 4.4 inFuel capacity40 l / 8.8 UK gal / 10.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.88 m2 / 20.2 sq ft / 20.2 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 constructionBore79.0 mm / 3.11 in / 3.11 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke61.0 mm / 2.40 in / 2.40 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.3
Fuel supply2 So carbsEngine displacement1196 cm3 / 73.0 cu in / 73.0 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity299.00 cm3/cylinder / 18.246 cu in/cylinder / 18.246 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power44.7 kW / 59.9 hp / 59.9 hp at 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque88.0 N·m / 64.9 lb·ft / 64.9 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)7.5 kW / 10.1 hp / 10.1 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output37.4 kW/l / 0.821 bhp/cu in / 0.821 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque73.6 N·m/l / 0.64 lb·ft/cu in / 0.64 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.11

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)10.50 s / 10.50 s / 10.50 sTop (maximal) speed143 km/h / 89 mph / 89 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio75.0 kW/ton / 56.8 bhp/ton / 56.8 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 alignmenttransverse
Steeringrecirculating ballSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3Turning circle10.6 m / 34.8 ft / 34.8 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Semi-elliptic leaf springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearRadius arms, Radius arms, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Opel Kadett Rallye Coupé

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