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Opel Senator 3.0E Automatic

(1978 model)

Brief specs of 1978 Opel Senator 3.0E Automatic

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2969 cm3 / 181.2 cu in / 181.2 cu in, 134.2 kW / 180.0 hp / 180.0 hp @ 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm, 248.0 N·m / 182.9 lb·ft / 182.9 lb·ft @ 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 205 km/h / 127 mph / 127 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)OpelIssued from1978
ModelSenator 3.0E AutomaticIssued 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) weight1495 kg / 3296 lb / 3296 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 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 supplyBo LE-Jet fuel inj.Engine displacement2969 cm3 / 181.2 cu in / 181.2 cu in
Engine Main bearings7Unitary capacity494.83 cm3/cylinder / 30.196 cu in/cylinder / 30.196 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.4 : 1
SumpMax. output power134.2 kW / 180.0 hp / 180.0 hp at 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque248.0 N·m / 182.9 lb·ft / 182.9 lb·ft at 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)60.7 kW / 81.4 hp / 81.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output45.2 kW/l / 0.993 bhp/cu in / 0.993 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque83.5 N·m/l / 0.73 lb·ft/cu in / 0.73 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.15

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)7.71 s / 7.71 s / 7.71 sTop (maximal) speed205 km/h / 127 mph / 127 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)10.20 s / 10.20 s / 10.20 sPower-to-weight ratio120.4 kW/ton / 91.2 bhp/ton / 91.2 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h10.89 s / 10.89 s / 10.89 sFuel 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 3.0E Automatic

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