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Opel Ascona 1.2

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Opel Ascona 1.2

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1196 cm3 / 73.0 cu in / 73.0 cu in, 41.0 kW / 55.0 hp / 55.0 hp @ 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm, 83.0 N·m / 61.2 lb·ft / 61.2 lb·ft @ 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 138 km/h / 86 mph / 86 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)OpelIssued from1979
ModelAscona 1.2Issued 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

Length4320 mm / 170.1 in / 170.1 inTotal (curb) weight915 kg / 2017 lb / 2017 lb
Width1670 mm / 65.7 in / 65.7 inDry weight
Height1380 mm / 54.3 in / 54.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2520 mm / 99.2 in / 99.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1370 mm / 53.9 in / 53.9 inTowing weight
Track rear1370 mm / 53.9 in / 53.9 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance130 mm / 5.1 in / 5.1 inFuel capacity50 l / 11.0 UK gal / 13.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.96 m2 / 21.1 sq ft / 21.1 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 supply1 So carbEngine displacement1196 cm3 / 73.0 cu in / 73.0 cu in
Engine Main bearings3Unitary capacity299.00 cm3/cylinder / 18.246 cu in/cylinder / 18.246 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio7.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power41.0 kW / 55.0 hp / 55.0 hp at 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque83.0 N·m / 61.2 lb·ft / 61.2 lb·ft at 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)7.4 kW / 10.0 hp / 10.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output34.3 kW/l / 0.753 bhp/cu in / 0.753 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque69.4 N·m/l / 0.61 lb·ft/cu in / 0.61 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)12.00 s / 12.00 s / 12.00 sTop (maximal) speed138 km/h / 86 mph / 86 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio60.1 kW/ton / 45.5 bhp/ton / 45.5 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-lock4Turning circle10.1 m / 33.1 ft / 33.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle,Trail Radius arms, Transverse leaf springB, 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 Ascona 1.2

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