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Opel Commodore

(1972 model)

Brief specs of 1972 Opel Commodore

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2490 cm3 / 151.9 cu in / 151.9 cu in, 89.5 kW / 120.0 hp / 120.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 174.0 N·m / 128.3 lb·ft / 128.3 lb·ft @ 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)OpelIssued from1972
ModelCommodoreIssued until
SerieCommodoreNumber 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)4690 l / 165.63 cu ft / 165.63 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4574 mm / 180.1 in / 180.1 inTotal (curb) weight1170 kg / 2579 lb / 2579 lb
Width1758 mm / 69.2 in / 69.2 inDry weight
Height1435 mm / 56.5 in / 56.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2668 mm / 105.0 in / 105.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1410 mm / 55.5 in / 55.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1410 mm / 55.5 in / 55.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance153 mm / 6.0 in / 6.0 inFuel capacity70 l / 15.4 UK gal / 18.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)2.14 m2 / 23.1 sq ft / 23.1 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.86 m2 / 9.2 sq ft / 9.2 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)21.3 kW / 28.6 hp / 28.6 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerOpelValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore87.0 mm / 3.43 in / 3.43 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke69.8 mm / 2.75 in / 2.75 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.25
Fuel supply1 Ze carbEngine displacement2490 cm3 / 151.9 cu in / 151.9 cu in
Engine Main bearings7Unitary capacity415.00 cm3/cylinder / 25.325 cu in/cylinder / 25.325 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power89.5 kW / 120.0 hp / 120.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque174.0 N·m / 128.3 lb·ft / 128.3 lb·ft at 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)35.8 kW / 48.0 hp / 48.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output35.9 kW/l / 0.790 bhp/cu in / 0.790 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque69.9 N·m/l / 0.61 lb·ft/cu in / 0.61 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.56

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio102.6 kW/ton / 77.7 bhp/ton / 77.7 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 alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrecirculating ballSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3Turning circle11.5 m / 37.7 ft / 37.7 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearRadius arms,2Trail Radius arms, Trailing arm, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Opel Commodore

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