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Opel Rekord

(1968 model)

Brief specs of 1968 Opel Rekord

5-door 5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, 1490 cm3 / 90.9 cu in / 90.9 cu in, 44.0 kW / 59.0 hp / 59.0 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, 105.0 N·m / 77.4 lb·ft / 77.4 lb·ft @ 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm, rear wheel drive, consumption 7.5 l/100km / 37.7 mpg-UK / 31.4 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)OpelIssued from1968
ModelRekordIssued until
SerieRekordNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAdam Opel AGCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typeNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4690 l / 165.63 cu ft / 165.63 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4560 mm / 179.5 in / 179.5 inTotal (curb) weight1025 kg / 2260 lb / 2260 lb
Width1760 mm / 69.3 in / 69.3 inDry weight
Height1460 mm / 57.5 in / 57.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2670 mm / 105.1 in / 105.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity70 l / 15.4 UK gal / 18.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)2.18 m2 / 23.5 sq ft / 23.5 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.87 m2 / 9.4 sq ft / 9.4 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)21.7 kW / 29.1 hp / 29.1 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore98.4 mm / 3.87 in / 3.87 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke69.8 mm / 2.75 in / 2.75 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.41
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement1490 cm3 / 90.9 cu in / 90.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity530.81 cm3/cylinder / 32.392 cu in/cylinder / 32.392 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio9.5 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power44.0 kW / 59.0 hp / 59.0 hp at 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque105.0 N·m / 77.4 lb·ft / 77.4 lb·ft at 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)17.6 kW / 23.6 hp / 23.6 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output29.5 kW/l / 0.649 bhp/cu in / 0.649 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque70.5 N·m/l / 0.62 lb·ft/cu in / 0.62 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driverear 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 ratio58.5 kW/ton / 44.3 bhp/ton / 44.3 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)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
  Range933 km / 580 mi / 580 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front165/80-R14Tyres rear165/80-R14
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Opel Rekord

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