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Opel Ascona 1.6

(1982 model)

Brief specs of 1982 Opel Ascona 1.6

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1598 cm3 / 97.5 cu in / 97.5 cu in, 55.9 kW / 75.0 hp / 75.0 hp @ 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm, 123.0 N·m / 90.7 lb·ft / 90.7 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 160 km/h / 99 mph / 99 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)OpelIssued from1982
ModelAscona 1.6Issued until
SerieAsconaNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAdam Opel AGCountryDE,ZA


Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4366 mm / 171.9 in / 171.9 inTotal (curb) weight980 kg / 2161 lb / 2161 lb
Width1668 mm / 65.7 in / 65.7 inDry weight
Height1362 mm / 53.6 in / 53.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2574 mm / 101.3 in / 101.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1400 mm / 55.1 in / 55.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1406 mm / 55.4 in / 55.4 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.7  


Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.93 m2 / 20.8 sq ft / 20.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)


Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerOpelValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke79.5 mm / 3.13 in / 3.13 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.01
Fuel supply1 So carbEngine displacement1598 cm3 / 97.5 cu in / 97.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity399.50 cm3/cylinder / 24.379 cu in/cylinder / 24.379 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio8.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power55.9 kW / 75.0 hp / 75.0 hp at 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque123.0 N·m / 90.7 lb·ft / 90.7 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)22.4 kW / 30.0 hp / 30.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output35.0 kW/l / 0.769 bhp/cu in / 0.769 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque77.0 N·m/l / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in


Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.97
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.94


Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed160 km/h / 99 mph / 99 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio76.5 kW/ton / 58.0 bhp/ton / 58.0 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


Engine locationfrontEngine alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearCA, Coil springs,AxRS
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Opel Ascona 1.6


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