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Opel Rekord 1.7 S

(1972 model)

Brief specs of 1972 Opel Rekord 1.7 S

2-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1698 cm3 / 103.6 cu in / 103.6 cu in, 55.9 kW / 75.0 hp / 75.0 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, 128.0 N·m / 94.4 lb·ft / 94.4 lb·ft @ 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 153 km/h / 95 mph / 95 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)OpelIssued from1972
ModelRekord 1.7 SIssued 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

Length4550 mm / 179.1 in / 179.1 inTotal (curb) weight1025 kg / 2260 lb / 2260 lb
Width1754 mm / 69.1 in / 69.1 inDry weight
Height1445 mm / 56.9 in / 56.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2668 mm / 105.0 in / 105.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1412 mm / 55.6 in / 55.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1410 mm / 55.5 in / 55.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance153 mm / 6.0 in / 6.0 inFuel capacity55 l / 12.1 UK gal / 14.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.15 m2 / 23.2 sq ft / 23.2 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 constructionBore88.0 mm / 3.46 in / 3.46 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke69.8 mm / 2.75 in / 2.75 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.26
Fuel supply1 So carbEngine displacement1698 cm3 / 103.6 cu in / 103.6 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity424.50 cm3/cylinder / 25.905 cu in/cylinder / 25.905 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power55.9 kW / 75.0 hp / 75.0 hp at 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque128.0 N·m / 94.4 lb·ft / 94.4 lb·ft at 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)22.4 kW / 30.0 hp / 30.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output32.9 kW/l / 0.723 bhp/cu in / 0.723 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque75.4 N·m/l / 0.66 lb·ft/cu in / 0.66 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.89

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed153 km/h / 95 mph / 95 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio73.2 kW/ton / 55.4 bhp/ton / 55.4 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-lock3Turning circle11.7 m / 38.4 ft / 38.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle, Radius arms, Trailing arm,LB, Coil springs
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 Rekord 1.7 S

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