Key facts

1990 Opel Kadett 2.0 GSi 16v S Kadett E information summary

What body style?
hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
4000 mm
How heavy?
971 kg
What size engine?
2 litre, 1998 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
170 PS / 168 bhp / 125 kW @ 6200 rpm
How much torque?
228 Nm / 168 / 23.3 kgm @ 4800 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 7.6 s
How fast?
223 km/h, 139 mph


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1990 Opel Kadett 2.0 GSi 16v S technical specifications


This vehicle has a 5 door hatchback type body with a front mounted engine powering the front wheels.
The Opel Kadett 2.0 GSi 16v S is one of the Kadett E model family from Opel.
Powering the Opel Kadett 2.0 GSi 16v S is a double overhead camshaft, 2 litre naturally aspirated 4 cylinder motor, with 4 valves per cylinder that provides power and torque figures of 168 bhp (170 PS/125 kW) at 6200 rpm and 228 N·m (168 lb·ft/23.3 kgm) at 4800 rpm respectively.
The power is supplied to the wheels through a 5 speed manual gearbox.
Its quoted kerb weight is 971 kg.
Maximum speed claimed is 223 km/h (139 mph).
1990 Opel Kadett 2.0 GSi 16v S data
1990 Opel Kadett 2.0 GSi 16v S Kadett E data
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors5
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2520 99.2
Track/tread (front) 1406 55.4
Track/tread (rear) 1426 56.1
Length 4000 157.5
Width 1666 65.6
Height 1353 53.3
Ground clearance 135 5.3
length:wheelbase ratio 1.59
Kerb weight 971 kg 2141 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 55 litres 12.1 UK Gal 14.5 US Gal
Drag coefficient 0.32
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Opel
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2 litre
1998 cc
(121.925 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 86 × 86 mm
3.39 × 3.39 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
170 PS (168 bhp) (125 kW)
at 6200 rpm
Specific output
84.1 bhp/litre
1.38 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
228 Nm (168 ft·lb) (23.3 kgm)
at 4800 rpm
Specific torque
114.11 Nm/litre
1.38 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10.5:1
Fuel system Bo Mot fuel inj.
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1434 kPa (208 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 499.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 5.4 s
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 7.6 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre 28.3 s
Maximum speed 223 km/h (139 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 175.42 PS/g
129.02 kW/g
173.02 bhp/ton
0.08 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 7.75 kg/kW
12.95 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout transverse
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.MS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.TA.TB.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.89
Final drive ratio 3.55
general ID39226
Production total
Model code
Model family Kadett E
RAC rating 18.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1990 Opel Kadett 2.0 GSi 16v S added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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