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Opel Kadett

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Opel Kadett

2-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 993 cm3 / 60.6 cu in / 60.6 cu in, 35.8 kW / 48.0 hp / 48.0 hp @ 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm, 71.0 N·m / 52.4 lb·ft / 52.4 lb·ft @ 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 128 km/h / 80 mph / 80 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)OpelIssued from1979
ModelKadettIssued until
SerieKadettNumber 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

Length4120 mm / 162.2 in / 162.2 inTotal (curb) weight785 kg / 1731 lb / 1731 lb
Width1580 mm / 62.2 in / 62.2 inDry weight
Height1370 mm / 53.9 in / 53.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2390 mm / 94.1 in / 94.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1300 mm / 51.2 in / 51.2 inTowing weight
Track rear1300 mm / 51.2 in / 51.2 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance150 mm / 5.9 in / 5.9 inFuel capacity43 l / 9.5 UK gal / 11.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.84 m2 / 19.8 sq ft / 19.8 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 constructionBore72.0 mm / 2.83 in / 2.83 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke61.0 mm / 2.40 in / 2.40 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.18
Fuel supply1 So carbEngine displacement993 cm3 / 60.6 cu in / 60.6 cu in
Engine Main bearings3Unitary capacity248.25 cm3/cylinder / 15.149 cu in/cylinder / 15.149 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power35.8 kW / 48.0 hp / 48.0 hp at 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque71.0 N·m / 52.4 lb·ft / 52.4 lb·ft at 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)5.9 kW / 7.9 hp / 7.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output36.0 kW/l / 0.792 bhp/cu in / 0.792 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque71.5 N·m/l / 0.63 lb·ft/cu in / 0.63 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.38

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)13.00 s / 13.00 s / 13.00 sTop (maximal) speed128 km/h / 80 mph / 80 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio61.1 kW/ton / 46.3 bhp/ton / 46.3 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-lock3.8Turning circle9.9 m / 32.5 ft / 32.5 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle,LongTrail Radius arms, Coil springs, Transverse leaf springB
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Opel Kadett

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