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Opel Rekord Diesel Estate

(1978 model)

Brief specs of 1978 Opel Rekord Diesel Estate

5-door 5-seater station wagon (estate, combi), diesel 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2260 cm3 / 137.9 cu in / 137.9 cu in, 48.5 kW / 65.0 hp / 65.0 hp @ 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm, 126.0 N·m / 92.9 lb·ft / 92.9 lb·ft @ 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)OpelIssued from1978
ModelRekord Diesel EstateIssued until
SerieRekordNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAdam Opel AGCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typestation wagon (estate, combi)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

Length4623 mm / 182.0 in / 182.0 inTotal (curb) weight1295 kg / 2855 lb / 2855 lb
Width1727 mm / 68.0 in / 68.0 inDry weight
Height1473 mm / 58.0 in / 58.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2667 mm / 105.0 in / 105.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1422 mm / 56.0 in / 56.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1422 mm / 56.0 in / 56.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance160 mm / 6.3 in / 6.3 inFuel capacity65 l / 14.3 UK gal / 17.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.16 m2 / 23.3 sq ft / 23.3 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 constructionBore92.0 mm / 3.62 in / 3.62 in
FueldieselStroke85.0 mm / 3.35 in / 3.35 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.08
Fuel supplyBo diesel inj.Engine displacement2260 cm3 / 137.9 cu in / 137.9 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity565.00 cm3/cylinder / 34.478 cu in/cylinder / 34.478 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio22.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power48.5 kW / 65.0 hp / 65.0 hp at 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque126.0 N·m / 92.9 lb·ft / 92.9 lb·ft at 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)19.4 kW / 26.0 hp / 26.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output21.5 kW/l / 0.472 bhp/cu in / 0.472 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque55.8 N·m/l / 0.49 lb·ft/cu in / 0.49 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 ratio50.2 kW/ton / 38.0 bhp/ton / 38.0 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 circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front195/50-HR15Tyres rear175/65-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 Diesel Estate

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