Key facts

1978 Opel Rekord information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4597 mm
How heavy?
1120 kg
What size engine?
2 litre, 1979 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
91 PS / 90 bhp / 67 kW @ 5200 rpm
How much torque?
142 Nm / 105 ft.lb / 14.5 kgm @ 3800 rpm

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1978 Opel Rekord technical specifications

Introduction

The Opel Rekord is a rear wheel drive motor car, with its engine placed in the front, and a 4 door saloon (sedan) body.
Its 4 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 2 litres. In this application it provides power and torque figures of 90 bhp (91 PS/67 kW) at 5200 rpm and 142 Nm (105 lbft/14.5 kgm) at 3800 rpm respectively.
The engine transfers its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed manual gearbox.
Stated kerb weight is 1120 kg.
1978 Opel Rekord data
1978 Opel Rekord data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2667 105
Track/tread (front) 1422 56
Track/tread (rear) 1397 55
Length 4597 181
Width 1727 68
Height 1422 56
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.72
Kerb weight 1120 kg 2469 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 65 litres 14.3 UK Gal 17.2 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2 litre
1979 cc
(120.766 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 95 × 69.8 mm
3.74 × 2.75 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.36
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 91 PS (90 bhp) (67 kW)
at 5200 rpm
Specific output 45.5 bhp/litre
0.75 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 142 Nm (105 ft·lb) (14.5 kgm)
at 3800 rpm
Specific torque 71.75 Nm/litre
0.87 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8:1
Fuel system 1 Ze carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 901.7 kPa (130.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 494.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 81.47 PS/g
59.92 kW/g
80.36 bhp/ton
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 16.69 kg/kW
27.88 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.MS.CS.
Rear suspension LA.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1.00
Final drive ratio 3.67
general
Carfolio.com ID71533
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 22.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1978 Opel Rekord added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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