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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), 1196 cm3 / 73.0 cu in / 73.0 cu in, 39.5 kW / 53.0 hp / 53.0 hp @ 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm, 83.0 N·m / 61.2 lb·ft / 61.2 lb·ft @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 142 km/h / 88 mph / 88 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

Length3998 mm / 157.4 in / 157.4 inTotal (curb) weight835 kg / 1841 lb / 1841 lb
Width1636 mm / 64.4 in / 64.4 inDry weight
Height1379 mm / 54.3 in / 54.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2515 mm / 99.0 in / 99.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1400 mm / 55.1 in / 55.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1405 mm / 55.3 in / 55.3 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance130 mm / 5.1 in / 5.1 inFuel capacity42 l / 9.3 UK gal / 11.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.59  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.92 m2 / 20.6 sq ft / 20.6 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 bearingsUnitary 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 power39.5 kW / 53.0 hp / 53.0 hp at 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque83.0 N·m / 61.2 lb·ft / 61.2 lb·ft at 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)17.8 kW / 23.8 hp / 23.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output33.0 kW/l / 0.726 bhp/cu in / 0.726 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 drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.97
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.18

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed142 km/h / 88 mph / 88 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)15.10 s / 15.10 s / 15.10 sPower-to-weight ratio63.5 kW/ton / 48.1 bhp/ton / 48.1 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 alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle10.5 m / 34.4 ft / 34.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springsSuspension rearDA, Trailing arm, Coil springs
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 Kadett

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