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Opel Astra five-door (1998-2002)
The Opel Astra G is a compact car at Adam Opel AG and was built as a successor to the Opel Astra F in Germany from March 1998 to March 2005. The Astra was followed in the model on the Opel Kadett E. It has its origin in the Opel Kadett A, which was presented to the public in 1962. The name was indeed changed the nomenclature of the letters was kept until the
Opel Astra five-door (1998-2002)
The Opel Astra G is a compact car at Adam Opel AG and was built as a successor to the Opel Astra F in Germany from March 1998 to March 2005. The Astra was followed in the model on the Opel Kadett E. It has its origin in the Opel Kadett A, which was presented to the public in 1962. The name was indeed changed the nomenclature of the letters was kept until the letter H. This was followed not I, but the Model J.
Also from 1998 to 2004, the same design with the Opel Astra G models Holden Astra TS were (in Australia) and Vauxhall Astra Mk4 produced (in the UK).
In various Arab countries 2 and the Philippines was offered (only notchback in the Philippines) as well as caravan (estate), the Astra G hatchback and notchback. The caravan version for the Arab countries had a higher ground clearance.
For the North African region, the Opel Astra G was produced between 2002 and 2009 in Egypt by General Motors Egypt. He was there only available as a saloon.
In several countries of Central and Osteuropas3 the Astra G II was offered as a (cheaper) alternative to Astra H since October 2003 under the name Opel Astra Classic. The Classic II was available with oblique and saloon as well as caravan and was produced until August 20094 in Gliwice / Poland.
In Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay General Motors drove a revised version of the Astra G with bevel and saloon under the name Chevrolet Astra.
From September 2004 to a partially modified notchback version was also produced for the Russian market as GM-AvtoVAZ Chevrolet Viva of the company GM-AvtoVAZ in Togliatti, Russia. However, in March 2008, production had to be stopped due to low sales.
The made in continental Europe Opel Astra G (including the built in Poland Classic II versions) reached in July 2008, a figure 3.95 million.5 of addition, the built under license models in the UK and outside Europe vehicles whose total number is difficult to be quantified 's.
The spread of the model variants of the Astra G is the world vary from region to region. Thus, the notchback variant was approximately in Germany and Western Europe never very popular and there is correspondingly rare. In Eastern Europe and in several countries outside Europe it is considerably more frequent.
Opel Astra three-door (1998-2002)
Opel Astra Saloon (1998-2002)
Opel Astra Caravan (1998-2002)
As standard there was power steering, 4 airbags (export only 2 airbags), ABS, EBD, Immobilizer.
Additional equipment or in certain versions series were air conditioning, electric front windows, electric mirrors, radio, central locking with remote control, xenon.
Surcharge were various extra as climate control, navigation system and xenon headlights available as well as an electronic 4-speed automatic.
The Astra G was the first Opel, which was a fully galvanized body (until model year 2001, then partly zinked) and 12 years against rusting offered.
The Astra Coupe was produced from spring 2000 in Italy by Bertone company, which is represented by labels on the edges Bertone logo and the company logo on the built-in high-order models, metal door sill plates.
The vehicle was gladly seen as the unofficial successor to the Opel Calibra, but according to Opel was the successor of the Kadett C Coupé.
The model was initially referred to as the Astra Coupe. At the rear of the vehicle from the end of 2000 was not only to read "coupe" "Astra Coupe" but.
The coupe was available with five engines: four petrol engines with 1.6 liter and 76 kW, 1.8 l, 85 or 92 kW, 2.2 liter with 108 kW and the 2.0-liter turbo in the power levels 140, 141 or 147 kW. The only diesel engine had a displacement of 2.2 liters and made 92 kW.
It gave the following special models:
The convertible was just like the coupe designed by Bertone in Italy (quote: "Conceived at Opel, created by Bertone") and produced from March 2001.
It is a four-seater convertible with soft top, the space in the rear - as is usual in such vehicles - does not consist of full-size seats. For a fixed roof cavity is provided, and it takes so regardless of whether it is open or closed, no additional space. Thus, the boot space compared to the coupe is smaller. Furthermore, there is an integrated storage options for the windbreak.
As were four petrol engines (1.6 liter with 74/76 kW, 1.8 liter with 92 kW, 2.2 liter with 108 kW and 2.0 l Turbo with 141/147 kW) and a 2.2 diesel with l 92 kW.
The convertible was offered exclusively with electric soft top, as an option with remote control option via the central locking using a key. She was 2.2 and 2.0 Turbo standard equipment on models. The opening or closing takes about 25 seconds, and required that the vehicle stopped and the emergency brake is applied. In addition, all four side windows can be opened and closed simultaneously by a central switch.
In addition to the standard equipment options than the Convertible Linea Rossa Bertone editions and 90 years, and was offered in the equipment variants Daytona and Silverstone:
The special model "Linea Rossa" - by Opel with haute couture advertised for elegant driver - was among other things with a red-black nappa leather interior (seats, door trim), white-backed instrument dials with red pointers, leather steering wheel with remote control for the audio system, aluminum shift knob and door sill plates with Linea Rossa logo and special wheels. The remote-control convertible top was as standard as the wind deflector. It was magma in the exterior colors, carbon black, star silver, light silver and chiantirot offered for specific colors, a red-colored hood could be ordered.
To 90 years Bertone Edition was occasioned offered in accordance with full equipment including Volllederaustattung beige, black colored center console, white-backed instrument dials, various Bertone lettering and special wheels and paint coatings.
With the slogan Open for new legends, the convertible Daytona was presented: cashmere beige-colored fabrics, highlighted in white dials, leather steering wheel with remote control as well as leather and aluminum applications specific to the interior.
With homage to a myth, the convertible Silverstone was presented: Among Steel Grey fabric and leather trim and gray seat belts, aluminum gear knob, leather steering wheel and instrument panel highlighted in white were the features.
Technically, these special models did not differ from the standard models, but the equipment was to get in shape just in these versions.
Opel Astra Cabrio 2.2
Interior of the Edition Linea Rossa
Astra Convertible Bertone Edition 90 years
"OPC" (Opel Performance Center) in 1999 sparked the "GSi" codes (Grand Sport injection) at Opel provisionally from. The Astra OPC (OPC 1) was a limited edition of 3000 copies athletic Homologationsauflage the Astra G. He was delivered only in black, star silver and blue lion.
He got various suspension and engine components from the racing. The OPC 1 was among other things a 16 "brake system with brake cooling and modified wishbones in front and a direct tuned power steering. Compared to the standard model, a different rear axle was fitted with a track values were matched with the front axle to only one driver (left front sitting). The rear of the OPC 1 is steel reinforced to ensure greater torsional stiffness.
The 2.0 16V engine has been revised by the Motorsport division and came out 18 kW power increase over the standard version (100 kW to 118 kW). Components such as forged pistons, crisp cams, manifolds, larger ducts and modified software should be in addition to performance increase also increase the overall sporty impression. It also has been fitted to an oil cooler to maintain the oil temperature is low and thus to obtain the most important properties of the lubricating oil of the engine under high loads. A coolant thermostat opening temperature of 82 ° C was also fitted to the coolant temperature by about 10 K compared to the standard engine to reduce.
The external appearance has not been changed too much in the first OPC version. In addition to a powerful tail, which makes for a lift on the rear axle of zero for a drag coefficient of just 0.30 (including Porsche 911 GT3), was a revised front lip, rear muffler, 17 "BBS alloy wheels and OPC Sports Mirror (from Hagus) installed. The suspension has also been lowered by 20 mm.
Inside were Recaro sports seats without side airbags and height-adjustable sports seats with Opel's side airbag lumbar support and used. The most important feature of the interior are the blue belts, seats in Skyline Blue and the consecutive numbering of the OPC-1 models on the center console. The cockpit instruments were as in the variants of the Astra "Sport" white background.
It was for Germany two versions, firstly, the "Touring" version with anti-theft alarm, electric windows, air conditioning, adjustable steering column, central locking (radio) and radio (base price 46,450 DM/23.749, 51 €), and a "sport" version which, although did not have the additional features of the Touring version, but it weighed 50 kg less (DM/21.934 42,900 base price, 42 €). Both versions possessed the short stepped F23 sports transmission, which was also used in the Speedster, and a traction control engagement with the motor and brakes and an onboard computer with integrated check control system.
From autumn 2002, there was the facelift of a new edition of Astra G Astra G OPC, which was unlimitert.
The exterior design has now been completely lifted from the normal version, modified front and rear aprons, side skirts, sports grille, darkened headlamps and rear lights are significant changes, with the latter also affected the civilized Astra variants.
Based on the DTM race car, the Opel Performance Center built a supercar for the street. The Opel Astra OPC X-treme, however, remained the only one.
* Engine code variants: 1 = three-door, 2 = four-door, five-door 3 =, 4 = Caravan, 5 = Coupe, Convertible 6 =
1998, certain engines (X12XE, X16XEL, X20XEV) were shipped with the key number for D3 pollutant that could be recoded with a subsequent certificate from the manufacturer at the registration office on D4.
** The built 2003-2005 Caravan version with the engine Z16YNG had a natural gas drive 5
Values for the 7 models sold in the Federal Republic of Germany; *** switching, sports or automatic transmission; oblique and notchback or caravan
* Engine identification
Astra Classic II ** (produced in Poland)
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