Key facts

Opel Astra Caravan 1.4, 1997 MY Astra F information summary

What body style?
estate/station wagon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4278 mm
What size engine?
1.4 litre, 1389 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
60 PS / 59 bhp / 44 kW @ 5200 rpm
How much torque?
103 Nm / 76 / 10.5 kgm @ 2800 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 17.5 s
How fast?
155 km/h, 96 mph
How economical?
10.7/6.5/8.0 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined


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1997 Opel Astra Caravan 1.4 technical specifications


This automobile has a 5 door estate/station wagon body style with a front mounted engine powering the front wheels.
The Astra Caravan 1.4 forms part of Opel's Astra F series.
The 1.4 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, single overhead camshaft, 4 cylinder unit that has an output of 59 bhp (60 PS/44 kW) of power at 5200 rpm, and maximum torque of 103 N·m (76 lb·ft/10.5 kgm) at 2800 rpm.
The engine powers the wheels via a 5 speed manual gearbox.
Maximum quoted speed is 155 km/h, which equates to 96 mph, officially quoted fuel consumption is 10.7/6.5/8.0 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined.
1997 Opel Astra Caravan 1.4 data
Opel Astra Caravan 1.4, 1997 MY Astra F data
Body type4/5 seater estate/station wagon
Number of doors5
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2517 99.1
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 4278 168.4
Width 1688 66.5
Height 1475 58.1
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.7
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 50 litres 11 UK Gal 13.2 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Opel
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.4 litre
1389 cc
(84.762 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 77.6 × 73.4 mm
3.06 × 2.89 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.06
single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 60 PS (59 bhp) (44 kW)
at 5200 rpm
Specific output 42.5 bhp/litre
0.7 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 103 Nm (76 ft·lb) (10.5 kgm)
at 2800 rpm
Specific torque 74.15 Nm/litre
0.9 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio
Fuel system EFI
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 931.8 kPa (135.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 347.25 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 17.5 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 155 km/h (96 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio
Weight-to-power ratio
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 10.7/6.5/8.0 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km10.7/6.5/8.0 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
km per litre9.3/15.4/12.5 km/l urban/extra-urban/combined
UK MPG26.4/43.5/35.3 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
US MPG22.0/36.2/29.4 US MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 185.60 g/km
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout transverse
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion PAS
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 5½J x 14
Wheel size rear 5½J x 14
Tyres front 175/65 R 14 82T
Tyres rear 175/65 R 14 82T
Brakes F/R Di/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 236 mm
Rear brake diameter 200 mm
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general ID267388
Production total
Model code
Model family Astra F
RAC rating 14.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1997 Opel Astra Caravan 1.4 added 2012-03-11.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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