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Opel Senator 2.5E

(1978 model)

Brief specs of 1978 Opel Senator 2.5E

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, 101.4 kW / 136.0 hp / 136.0 hp @ 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm, 186.0 N·m / 137.2 lb·ft / 137.2 lb·ft @ 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 195 km/h / 121 mph / 121 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)OpelIssued from1978
ModelSenator 2.5EIssued until
SerieSenatorNumber 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

Length4839 mm / 190.5 in / 190.5 inTotal (curb) weight1370 kg / 3020 lb / 3020 lb
Width1722 mm / 67.8 in / 67.8 inDry weight
Height1388 mm / 54.6 in / 54.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2683 mm / 105.6 in / 105.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1447 mm / 57.0 in / 57.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1472 mm / 58.0 in / 58.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.8  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.39Frontal area (A)2.03 m2 / 21.9 sq ft / 21.9 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) 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 supplyBo L-Jet fuel inj.Engine 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 ratio9.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power101.4 kW / 136.0 hp / 136.0 hp at 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque186.0 N·m / 137.2 lb·ft / 137.2 lb·ft at 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)40.6 kW / 54.4 hp / 54.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output40.7 kW/l / 0.895 bhp/cu in / 0.895 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque74.7 N·m/l / 0.65 lb·ft/cu in / 0.65 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.81
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.45

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed195 km/h / 121 mph / 121 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio99.3 kW/ton / 75.2 bhp/ton / 75.2 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm),LTr Links, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle,M Leaf spring, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Opel Senator 2.5E

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