These are the top athletes of the current Opel vehicle range: the OPC models – equipped with powerful engines that guarantee exceptional driving dynamics and precise handling. Experience the innovative technologies now available for your favorite Opel carline and treat yourself to an extra portion of driving pleasure.
FlexRide – Adapts car behaviour for a better ride
FlexRide acts in two ways. Firstly, it lets you switch between three different driving modes to suit your mood: Normal, relaxed Touring or exciting Sport. And then, regardless of which mode you’re in, it automatically adjusts the damping to provide maximum safety and control.
Improved handling with Adaptive 4x4 all-wheel drive
The active all-wheel drive system improves handling and stability in all driving conditions. Adaptive 4x4 combines the best characteristics of conventional mechanical and hydraulic all-wheel drive systems.
Watt’s link rear axle: Better handling, more stability and even more comfort
The compound crank rear axle has been enhanced with the cleverly positioned Watt’s link to ensure excellent performance on every road. This innovative rear axle layout has advantages in size, weight and efficiency over a classical multi-link axel design. It also improves safety: the pivoting center link is attached to the underbody where it absorbs lateral forces on the suspension caused when cornering. Originally found in racing and rally cars, this technology has been further developed by Opel to reduce the noise of the road in the cabin.
HiPerStrut front suspension
For maximum grip with virtually zero torque steer, the GTC’s front suspension comes with high-performance struts (HiPerStruts for short), a sophisticated feature normally reserved for only a few radical sports cars of this size.
More performance, less consumption: Downsizing with ecoFLEX engines
Our new turbocharged ecoFLEX engines make a very impressive case for the principles of downsizing. With friction-optimized valve trains, sodium-filled exhaust valves, shortened pistons and an overboost function, the engines raise performance and torque while lowering consumption and emissions.
Intelligent BiTurbo diesel technology
The 2.0 BiTurbo CDTI engine with 143 kW (195 hp) and 400 Nm of torque is designed to deliver especially agile, responsive and fluid performance under acceleration. The highlight of the four-cylinder common rail engine is the sequential double turbo system with two charging stages. This technology has so far been limited to a few higher priced brands. However, Opel is now making it accessible also in the compact class.
Turbo ECOTEC® Direct Injection engines
With 125 kW (170 hp) up to 280 Nm torque and frugal consumption, the tech savvy direct injected 1.6 Turbo ECOTEC® Direct Injection proves down sizing doesn’t have to mean depowering. Its bigger brother, the 2.0 Turbo ECOTEC® Direct Injection boasts 184 kW (250 hp) – also a benchmark in its displacement class. Beside outstanding efficiency, both engines also excel in extraordinary smooth and quiet driving comfort.
1.0 Turbo ECOTEC® Direct Injection
Downsized consumption and emissions meet full-sized refinement and big-hearted power. The new 3-cylinder 1.0 Turbo ECOTEC® Direct Injection engines use the best in direct injection and turbo technology to make them superbly efficient. A choice of 66 kW (90 hp) or 85 kW (115 hp) of economical driving fun with just 99 g/km CO2 puts the ADAM way out ahead.
Euro 6 diesel engines
From 1st September 2015 the Euro 6 norm will become mandatory. At Opel we have already met this. Most Opel diesel engines have mastered the challenge of Euro 6, using different technologies for the neccessary reduction of nitrogen oxides (NOx). A happy by-product is delivering even more, cleaner power.
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