Opel Adam

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Opel Adam
Opel Adam 1.4 Glam – Frontansicht, 15. Januar 2014, Düsseldorf.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Opel
Also called Vauxhall Adam (United Kingdom)
Production 2012–present
Model years 2013–present
Assembly Germany: Eisenach
Designer Darren Luke
Body and chassis
Class City car (A)
Body style 3-door hatchback
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive
Platform SCCS platform
Related Opel Corsa
Powertrain
Engine 1.0 L I3 turbo (petrol)
1.2 L I4 (petrol)
1.4 L I4 (petrol)
Transmission 5-speed manual
5-speed easytronic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,311 mm (91.0 in)
Length 3,698 mm (145.6 in)
Width 1,720 mm (67.7 in)
Height 1,484 mm (58.4 in)
Curb weight 1,086–1,135 kg (2,394–2,502 lb)

The Opel Adam[1][2] is a city car engineered and produced by the German car manufacturer Opel, and is named after the company's founder Adam Opel. It is sold under the Vauxhall marque in the United Kingdom. It was launched in France at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, with sales starting in the beginning of 2013.

Overview[edit]

Rear view
Vauxhall Adam

Adam is available in three different trim levels and a wide choice of exterior colours, as well as three roof colours, different interior colours, decors and various headliners. The Adam is claimed to have over 61,000 combination possibilities for the exterior and over 82,000 for the interior. Production began at the Eisenach plant in Germany in January 2013, beside the Corsa.

The Adam is based on a shortened version of the Corsa D platform. The three door hatchback measures 3.70 metres in length and 1.72 metres in width, and seats four people. [3]

Awards[edit]

The Opel Adam won the Red Dot Car Design Award in April 2013.[4] In November 2012, Auto Zeitung readers in Germany voted for Opel Adam as the number one city car.[5] In the 38th Readers’ Choice Award of the trade magazine Auto Motor und Sport, the car won the mini car category with 24.2 percent of the votes, beating the Volkswagen Up (23.9 percent) and the Mini (16.6 percent).[6]

Engines[edit]

From launch, there were a choice of three engines: 1.2 L 70PS (124 g/km CO2), and 1.4 L with 87 PS and 100 PS (129 g/km CO2). All engines are available in ecoFLEX mode with lower CO2 emission, 1.2 ecoFLEX with 118 g/km and 1.4s with 119 g/km. From spring 2014, Opel introduced a 1.0 three cylinder SIDI Turbo engine. [7]

Petrol engine
Model Engine Displacement Power Torque Note CO2 (g/km) Year
1.2 ecoFLEX S/S I4 1,229 cc 70 PS (51 kW; 69 hp) @5,600 rpm 115 N⋅m (85 lb⋅ft) @4,000 rpm 115 2012–
1.4 ecoFLEX S/S I4 1,398 cc 87 PS (64 kW; 86 hp) @6,000 rpm 130 N⋅m (96 lb⋅ft) @4,000 rpm 119 2012–
100 PS (74 kW; 99 hp) @6,000 rpm 130 N⋅m (96 lb⋅ft) @4,000 rpm 119 2012–
1.0T SIDI S/S I3 998 cc 90 PS (66 kW; 89 hp) @4,000-6,000 rpm 170 N⋅m (130 lb⋅ft) @1,800-3,600 rpm 99 2014–
115 PS (85 kW; 113 hp) @5,000-6,000 rpm 170 N⋅m (130 lb⋅ft) @1,800-4,700 rpm 99 2014–

Sales[edit]

Opel had planned to sell between 40,000 and 50,000 units a year in Europe[8] and sold over 45,000 in its first year, despite sales were still in start up mode in the first two months of 2013. Year over year sales have increased every month in the first four months of 2014.

Opel Adam is not sold in Norway, Turkey, Chile as well as in CIS countries. Singapore is one of few markets outside Europe which sells Opel Adam.[9]

Specifications[edit]

Model 1.6 Ecotec 16V
Number of cylinders R4
Engine displacement (cm³) 1,598
Max. power (kW/PS) 103/140 at 6,500
Max. torque (Nm) 160 at 4,700
Top speed (km/h) up to 185
Tank 42 litre
Price without VAT 24,900 EUR

(Source: Opel Magazine)

Adam R2

Opel Adam R2 rally car

Opel presented the study of the Adam R2 for the FIA Rally Regulations R2 at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland. It is largely based on the Adam Cup. The Adam R2 is powered by a 1.6 litre naturally aspirated engine making 182 horsepower and 140 lb-ft of torque. Three cars were entered into the 2015 European Rally Championship.

Adam by Bitter[edit]

Bitter has been producing a luxury version of the Adam since 2014 as the Opel Adam by Bitter.[10] The differences between the Bitter and Opel versions are mainly cosmetic.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Opel ADAM: Just Unique" (Press release). GM Media Europe. 11 July 2012. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Opel Junior Opus 2: "REVELATION"". Ebook.gmeuropearchive.info. Archived from the original (Adobe Flash) on 11 June 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  3. ^ http://media.gm.com/media/gb/en/vauxhall/press_kits.detail.html/content/Pages/presskits/gb/en/2012/vauxhall/11_06_vauxhall_adam.html
  4. ^ "Opel international - Product & Company Information, News, Experience, Excitement". Retrieved 15 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "Double win for Opel: ADAM and Ampera awarded "Auto Trophy"". Retrieved 15 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "The Best Cars 2014: Opel ADAM Wins Major Readers' Choice Award". Retrieved 15 July 2015. 
  7. ^ "New All-Aluminum 3-Cylinder Turbo Sets Refinement Benchmark". media.gm.com. Retrieved 15 July 2015. 
  8. ^ "With Adam, Opel hopes to prove it can build a money-making minicar in Germany". Automotive News. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  9. ^ "Opel Adam in Singapore". Retrieved 20 August 2018. 
  10. ^ "Historie" (in German). 1 January 2018. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  11. ^ "Adam by BITTER" (in German). 1 January 2018. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 

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