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Opel Rekord

(1978 model)

Brief specs of 1978 Opel Rekord

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1979 cm3 / 120.8 cu in / 120.8 cu in, 67.1 kW / 90.0 hp / 90.0 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, 142.0 N·m / 104.7 lb·ft / 104.7 lb·ft @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)OpelIssued from1978
ModelRekordIssued until
SerieRekordNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAdam Opel AGCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4610 l / 162.80 cu ft / 162.80 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4597 mm / 181.0 in / 181.0 inTotal (curb) weight1120 kg / 2469 lb / 2469 lb
Width1727 mm / 68.0 in / 68.0 inDry weight
Height1422 mm / 56.0 in / 56.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2667 mm / 105.0 in / 105.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1422 mm / 56.0 in / 56.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1397 mm / 55.0 in / 55.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance160 mm / 6.3 in / 6.3 inFuel capacity65 l / 14.3 UK gal / 17.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.09 m2 / 22.5 sq ft / 22.5 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 ManufacturerGMValves per cylinder2
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 supply1 Ze carbEngine displacement1979 cm3 / 120.8 cu in / 120.8 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity494.75 cm3/cylinder / 30.191 cu in/cylinder / 30.191 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power67.1 kW / 90.0 hp / 90.0 hp at 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque142.0 N·m / 104.7 lb·ft / 104.7 lb·ft at 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)26.8 kW / 36.0 hp / 36.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output33.9 kW/l / 0.745 bhp/cu in / 0.745 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque71.8 N·m/l / 0.63 lb·ft/cu in / 0.63 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.67

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio80.4 kW/ton / 60.9 bhp/ton / 60.9 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
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front175/80-R14Tyres rear175/80-R14
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
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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