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Opel Olympia

(1951 model)

Brief specs of 1951 Opel Olympia

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1488 cm3 / 90.8 cu in / 90.8 cu in, 34.3 kW / 46.0 hp / 46.0 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 97.0 N·m / 71.5 lb·ft / 71.5 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 111 km/h / 69 mph / 69 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)OpelIssued from1951
ModelOlympiaIssued until
SerieOlympiaNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAdam Opel AGCountryDE

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length4050 mm / 159.4 in / 159.4 inTotal (curb) weight921 kg / 2030 lb / 2030 lb
Width1564 mm / 61.6 in / 61.6 inDry weight
Height1581 mm / 62.2 in / 62.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2395 mm / 94.3 in / 94.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1203 mm / 47.4 in / 47.4 inTowing weight
Track rear1260 mm / 49.6 in / 49.6 inWeight distribution (front)52.8 % / 52.8 % / 52.8 %
Ground clearance192 mm / 7.6 in / 7.6 inFuel capacity35 l / 7.7 UK gal / 9.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.10 m2 / 22.6 sq ft / 22.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerOpelValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke74.0 mm / 2.91 in / 2.91 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.08
Fuel supplyEngine displacement1488 cm3 / 90.8 cu in / 90.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity372.00 cm3/cylinder / 22.701 cu in/cylinder / 22.701 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio6.6 : 1
SumpMax. output power34.3 kW / 46.0 hp / 46.0 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque97.0 N·m / 71.5 lb·ft / 71.5 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)3.5 kW / 4.8 hp / 4.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output23.1 kW/l / 0.507 bhp/cu in / 0.507 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque65.2 N·m/l / 0.57 lb·ft/cu in / 0.57 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.3

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)23.20 s / 23.20 s / 23.20 sTop (maximal) speed111 km/h / 69 mph / 69 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio50.0 kW/ton / 37.8 bhp/ton / 37.8 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 frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Opel Olympia

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