Key facts

Opel Astra Saloon 1.6 16V, 1997 MY Astra F information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4239 mm
What size engine?
1.6 litre, 1598 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
100 PS / 99 bhp / 74 kW @ 6200 rpm
How much torque?
148 Nm / 109 / 15.1 kgm @ 3500 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 11.50 s
How fast?
190 km/h, 118 mph
How economical?
11.0/6.4/8.1 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined


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1997 Opel Astra Saloon 1.6 16V technical specifications


The Opel Astra Saloon 1.6 16V is a 4 door saloon-bodied automobile with a front mounted engine driving through the front wheels.
The Opel Astra Saloon 1.6 16V belongs to the Astra F range of cars from Opel.
Its 4 cylinder, double overhead camshaft naturally aspirated powerplant has 4 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 1.6 litres. This unit develops power and torque figures of 99 bhp (100 PS/74 kW) at 6200 rpm and 148 Nm (109 lbft/15.1 kgm) at 3500 rpm respectively.
A 5 speed manual transmission supplies the power to the driven wheels.
It is said to be able to attain a top speed of 190 km/h (118 mph), officially stated fuel consumption figures are 11.0/6.4/8.1 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined.
1997 Opel Astra Saloon 1.6 16V data
Opel Astra Saloon 1.6 16V, 1997 MY Astra F data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2517 99.1
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 4239 166.9
Width 1688 66.5
Height 1410 55.5
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.68
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 52 litres 11.4 UK Gal 13.7 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Opel
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.6 litre
1598 cc
(97.516 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 79 × 81.5 mm
3.11 × 3.21 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.97
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 100 PS (99 bhp) (74 kW)
at 6200 rpm
Specific output 62 bhp/litre
1.02 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 148 Nm (109 ft·lb) (15.1 kgm)
at 3500 rpm
Specific torque 92.62 Nm/litre
1.12 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio
Fuel system MPFI
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1163.8 kPa (168.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 399.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 11.50 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 190 km/h (118 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio
Weight-to-power ratio
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 11.0/6.4/8.1 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km11.06.48.1 l100km urbanextra-urbancombined
km per litre9.1/15.6/12.3 km/l urban/extra-urban/combined
UK MPG25.7/44.1/34.9 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
US MPG21.4/36.8/29.0 US MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 187.92 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 82H
Tyres rear 175/65 R 14 82H
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 256 mm
Rear brake diameter 200 mm
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general ID267443
Production total
Model code
Model family Astra F
RAC rating 15.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1997 Opel Astra Saloon 1.6 16V added 2012-03-11.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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