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Opel Senator 3.0 E

(1978 model)

Brief specs of 1978 Opel Senator 3.0 E

5-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 2969 cm3 / 181.2 cu in / 181.2 cu in, 132.0 kW / 177.0 hp / 177.0 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 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 209 km/h / 130 mph / 130 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)OpelIssued from1978
ModelSenator 3.0 EIssued until
SerieSenatorNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAdam Opel AGCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3820 l / 134.90 cu ft / 134.90 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4700 mm / 185.0 in / 185.0 inTotal (curb) weight1485 kg / 3274 lb / 3274 lb
Width1730 mm / 68.1 in / 68.1 inDry weight
Height1390 mm / 54.7 in / 54.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2670 mm / 105.1 in / 105.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance150 mm / 5.9 in / 5.9 inFuel capacity70 l / 15.4 UK gal / 18.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.76  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.04 m2 / 22.0 sq ft / 22.0 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) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore95.0 mm / 3.74 in / 3.74 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke69.8 mm / 2.75 in / 2.75 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.36
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement2969 cm3 / 181.2 cu in / 181.2 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity494.76 cm3/cylinder / 30.192 cu in/cylinder / 30.192 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio9.4 : 1
SumpMax. output power132.0 kW / 177.0 hp / 177.0 hp at 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm
AspirationMax. torque248.0 N·m / 182.9 lb·ft / 182.9 lb·ft at 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)52.8 kW / 70.8 hp / 70.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output44.5 kW/l / 0.977 bhp/cu in / 0.977 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque83.5 N·m/l / 0.73 lb·ft/cu in / 0.73 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

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

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed209 km/h / 130 mph / 130 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio120.5 kW/ton / 91.3 bhp/ton / 91.3 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)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front195/50-HR15Tyres rear165/80-HR13
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Opel Senator 3.0 E

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