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Opel Ascona 2.0 Berlina

(1978 model)

Brief specs of 1978 Opel Ascona 2.0 Berlina

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1979 cm3 / 120.8 cu in / 120.8 cu in, 74.6 kW / 100.0 hp / 100.0 hp @ 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm, 135.0 N·m / 99.6 lb·ft / 99.6 lb·ft @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 177 km/h / 110 mph / 110 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)OpelIssued from1978
ModelAscona 2.0 BerlinaIssued until
SerieAsconaNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAdam Opel AGCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4321 mm / 170.1 in / 170.1 inTotal (curb) weight1000 kg / 2205 lb / 2205 lb
Width1654 mm / 65.1 in / 65.1 inDry weight
Height1379 mm / 54.3 in / 54.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2517 mm / 99.1 in / 99.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1374 mm / 54.1 in / 54.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1374 mm / 54.1 in / 54.1 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity50 l / 11.0 UK gal / 13.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.94 m2 / 20.9 sq ft / 20.9 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 constructionBore95.0 mm / 3.74 in / 3.74 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke69.8 mm / 2.75 in / 2.75 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.36
Fuel supply1 GM Varajet carbEngine displacement1979 cm3 / 120.8 cu in / 120.8 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity494.75 cm3/cylinder / 30.191 cu in/cylinder / 30.191 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power74.6 kW / 100.0 hp / 100.0 hp at 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque135.0 N·m / 99.6 lb·ft / 99.6 lb·ft at 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)31.9 kW / 42.8 hp / 42.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output37.7 kW/l / 0.828 bhp/cu in / 0.828 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque68.2 N·m/l / 0.60 lb·ft/cu in / 0.60 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.44

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed177 km/h / 110 mph / 110 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)10.80 s / 10.80 s / 10.80 sPower-to-weight ratio100.0 kW/ton / 75.8 bhp/ton / 75.8 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 alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Trailing arm, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Opel Ascona 2.0 Berlina

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