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Opel Corsa

(1997 model)

Brief specs of 1997 Opel Corsa

3-door 5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 3-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, 973 cm3 / 59.4 cu in / 59.4 cu in, 40.0 kW / 53.6 hp / 53.6 hp @ 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm, 82.0 N·m / 60.5 lb·ft / 60.5 lb·ft @ 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)OpelIssued from1997
ModelCorsaIssued until
SerieCorsaNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAdam Opel AGCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors3
Bodywork typeNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3820 l / 134.90 cu ft / 134.90 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3820 mm / 150.4 in / 150.4 inTotal (curb) weight980 kg / 2161 lb / 2161 lb
Width1610 mm / 63.4 in / 63.4 inDry weight
Height1430 mm / 56.3 in / 56.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2450 mm / 96.5 in / 96.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity44 l / 9.7 UK gal / 11.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.56  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)1.96 m2 / 21.1 sq ft / 21.1 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.59 m2 / 6.3 sq ft / 6.3 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)14.6 kW / 19.6 hp / 19.6 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders3
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 3 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement973 cm3 / 59.4 cu in / 59.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power40.0 kW / 53.6 hp / 53.6 hp at 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm
AspirationMax. torque82.0 N·m / 60.5 lb·ft / 60.5 lb·ft at 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)16.0 kW / 21.5 hp / 21.5 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output41.1 kW/l / 0.903 bhp/cu in / 0.903 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque84.3 N·m/l / 0.74 lb·ft/cu in / 0.74 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio55.1 kW/ton / 41.7 bhp/ton / 41.7 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle10.0 m / 32.8 ft / 32.8 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front165/70-R13Tyres rear165/70-R13
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Opel Corsa

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