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Opel City J

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Opel City J

3-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1584 cm3 / 96.7 cu in / 96.7 cu in, 55.9 kW / 75.0 hp / 75.0 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, 112.8 N·m / 83.2 lb·ft / 83.2 lb·ft @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 155 km/h / 96 mph / 96 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)OpelIssued from1979
ModelCity JIssued until
SerieCityNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAdam Opel AGCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors3
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3890 mm / 153.1 in / 153.1 inTotal (curb) weight910 kg / 2006 lb / 2006 lb
Width1580 mm / 62.2 in / 62.2 inDry weight
Height1375 mm / 54.1 in / 54.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2390 mm / 94.1 in / 94.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1300 mm / 51.2 in / 51.2 inTowing weight
Track rear1300 mm / 51.2 in / 51.2 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance150 mm / 5.9 in / 5.9 inFuel capacity37 l / 8.1 UK gal / 9.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.63  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.85 m2 / 19.9 sq ft / 19.9 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) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerOpelValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore85.0 mm / 3.35 in / 3.35 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke69.8 mm / 2.75 in / 2.75 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.22
Fuel supply1 So carbEngine displacement1584 cm3 / 96.7 cu in / 96.7 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity396.00 cm3/cylinder / 24.165 cu in/cylinder / 24.165 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power55.9 kW / 75.0 hp / 75.0 hp at 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque112.8 N·m / 83.2 lb·ft / 83.2 lb·ft at 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)22.4 kW / 30.0 hp / 30.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output35.3 kW/l / 0.776 bhp/cu in / 0.776 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque71.2 N·m/l / 0.62 lb·ft/cu in / 0.62 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.89

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed155 km/h / 96 mph / 96 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio82.4 kW/ton / 62.4 bhp/ton / 62.4 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-lock3.75Turning circle9.9 m / 32.5 ft / 32.5 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle, Radius arms, Coil springs, Transverse leaf springB, 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 City J

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