Opel Flextreme

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Opel Flextreme
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Overview
Manufacturer Opel
Also called Saturn Flextreme (North America)
Body and chassis
Class Compact car
Body style 4–5 passenger, 3-door liftback
Layout FF layout
Platform Delta II/E-Flex
Powertrain
Engine 1.3L diesel engine and electric motor
Transmission direct
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,725 mm (107.3 in)
Length 4,555 mm (179.3 in)
Width 1,836 mm (72.3 in)
Height 1,487 mm (58.5 in)

The Opel Flextreme is a diesel plug-in hybrid concept car created by Opel.

It is based on the same GM E-Flex series hybrid platform used in the Chevy Volt,[1] but using a diesel rather than gasoline engine.[2] It can travel 55 kilometres (34 mi) on its lithium-ion battery before a small diesel engine starts charging the battery. In January 2008, a rebadged version of the concept was introduced at the North American International Auto Show as the Saturn Flextreme.[3] The Opel Flextreme is expected to emit 40 grams of CO2 per km or less (according to European test procedure ECE R101 for range extender vehicles).[4] It is expected to reach approximately 153 mpg-US (1.54 L/100 km; 184 mpg-imp).[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matthe, Roland; Eberle, Ulrich (2014-01-01). "The Voltec System - Energy Storage and Electric Propulsion". Retrieved 2014-05-04. 
  2. ^ 'Chevy Volt goes to Europe", autobloggreen
  3. ^ ""The Saturn Flextreme: Now That’s Unusual!" in Auto Trends". Retrieved May 15, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Opel Media Information". Retrieved October 3, 2008. [dead link]

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