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Opel Monza 3.0E

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Opel Monza 3.0E

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2969 cm3 / 181.2 cu in / 181.2 cu in, 132.7 kW / 178.0 hp / 178.0 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, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 215 km/h / 134 mph / 134 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)OpelIssued from1979
ModelMonza 3.0EIssued until
SerieMonzaNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAdam Opel AGCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4692 mm / 184.7 in / 184.7 inTotal (curb) weight1375 kg / 3031 lb / 3031 lb
Width1734 mm / 68.3 in / 68.3 inDry weight
Height1380 mm / 54.3 in / 54.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2668 mm / 105.0 in / 105.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1443 mm / 56.8 in / 56.8 inTowing weight
Track rear1472 mm / 58.0 in / 58.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance140 mm / 5.5 in / 5.5 inFuel capacity70 l / 15.4 UK gal / 18.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.76  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.03 m2 / 21.9 sq ft / 21.9 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerOpelValves per cylinder2
Engine constructioncast iron block & headBore95.0 mm / 3.74 in / 3.74 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke69.8 mm / 2.75 in / 2.75 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.36
Fuel supplyFuel injectionEngine 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 DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio10.4 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power132.7 kW / 178.0 hp / 178.0 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)61.3 kW / 82.2 hp / 82.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output44.7 kW/l / 0.982 bhp/cu in / 0.982 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque83.5 N·m/l / 0.73 lb·ft/cu in / 0.73 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.45

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed215 km/h / 134 mph / 134 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio129.4 kW/ton / 98.1 bhp/ton / 98.1 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h8.50 s / 8.50 s / 8.50 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
Steeringrecirculating ball PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock4Turning circle10.8 m / 35.4 ft / 35.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Trailing link, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Semi-trailing arm, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front6J x 14Wheels rear6J x 14
Tyres front195/70 VR 14Tyres rear195/70 VR 14
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Opel Monza 3.0E

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