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Opel Meriva Essentia 1.6

(2003 model)

Brief specs of 2003 Opel Meriva Essentia 1.6

5-door 5-seater minivan (multi-purpose vehicle, MPV), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1598 cm3 / 97.5 cu in / 97.5 cu in, 73.1 kW / 98.0 hp / 98.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 150.0 N·m / 110.6 lb·ft / 110.6 lb·ft @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 175 km/h / 109 mph / 109 mph top speed, consumption 7.5 l/100km / 37.7 mpg-UK / 31.4 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)OpelIssued from2003
ModelMeriva Essentia 1.6Issued until
SerieMerivaNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAdam Opel AGCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typeminivan (multi-purpose vehicle, MPV)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4042 mm / 159.1 in / 159.1 inTotal (curb) weight1375 kg / 3031 lb / 3031 lb
Width1694 mm / 66.7 in / 66.7 inDry weight
Height1624 mm / 63.9 in / 63.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2630 mm / 103.5 in / 103.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1449 mm / 57.0 in / 57.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1464 mm / 57.6 in / 57.6 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity53 l / 11.7 UK gal / 14.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.54  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.32Frontal area (A)2.34 m2 / 25.2 sq ft / 25.2 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.75 m2 / 8.1 sq ft / 8.1 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)18.6 kW / 25.0 hp / 25.0 hp

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerOpelValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore79.0 mm / 3.11 in / 3.11 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke81.5 mm / 3.21 in / 3.21 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.97
Fuel supplySMPFiEngine displacement1598 cm3 / 97.5 cu in / 97.5 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity399.50 cm3/cylinder / 24.379 cu in/cylinder / 24.379 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power73.1 kW / 98.0 hp / 98.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque150.0 N·m / 110.6 lb·ft / 110.6 lb·ft at 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)46.9 kW / 62.8 hp / 62.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output45.7 kW/l / 1.005 bhp/cu in / 1.005 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque93.9 N·m/l / 0.82 lb·ft/cu in / 0.82 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.89
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.94

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed175 km/h / 109 mph / 109 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio71.3 kW/ton / 54.0 bhp/ton / 54.0 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h13.30 s / 13.30 s / 13.30 sFuel consumption, City (urban)9.9 l/100km / 28.5 mpg-UK / 23.8 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)6.1 l/100km / 46.3 mpg-UK / 38.6 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)7.5 l/100km / 37.7 mpg-UK / 31.4 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions179 g/km / 288 g/mi / 288 g/mi
  Range707 km / 439 mi / 439 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle10.9 m / 35.8 ft / 35.8 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent,Compound Links
Wheels front6J x 15Wheels rear6J x 15
Tyres front185/60 R 15 HTyres rear185/60 R 15 H
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front280 mm / 11.0 in / 11.0 inBrake diameter rear264 mm / 10.4 in / 10.4 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Opel Meriva Essentia 1.6

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