The Opel Adam is a city car engineered and produced by the German car manufacturer Opel, and is named after the company's founder Adam Opel. It is sold under the Vauxhall marque in the United Kingdom. It was launched in France at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, with sales starting in the beginning of 2013.
|Also called||Vauxhall Adam (United Kingdom)|
|Assembly||Germany: Eisenach (Opel Eisenach GmbH)|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||City car (A)|
|Body style||3-door hatchback|
|Engine||1.0 L I3 turbo (petrol)|
1.2 L I4 (petrol)
1.4 L I4 (petrol)
|Transmission||5-speed manual |
|Wheelbase||2,311 mm (91.0 in)|
|Length||3,698 mm (145.6 in)|
|Width||1,720 mm (67.7 in)|
|Height||1,484 mm (58.4 in)|
|Curb weight||1,086–1,135 kg (2,394–2,502 lb)|
|Successor||Opel Corsa F|
On 10 October 2018, Opel and its British subsidiary, Vauxhall, announced that in order to optimise its model lineup and to focus on high volume segments, the company would axe its Adam, Karl, Cascada and Viva models after the end of their life cycles, in approximately one year.
No successor model will replace the Adam, as the company announced intentions to focus on SUVs, notably a new Opel Mokka, as part of a strategy to increase company SUV sales from 25% to 40% by 2021. On 29 April 2019, the Opel and Vauxhall website configurator for new Adam cars was replaced by a list of available stock; production came to an end on 3 May 2019.
Adam is available in three different trim levels and a wide choice of exterior colours, as well as three roof colours, different interior colours, decors and various headliners. The Adam is claimed to have over 61,000 combination possibilities for the exterior and over 82,000 for the interior. Production began at the Eisenach plant in Germany in January 2013, beside the Corsa.
The Opel Adam won the Red Dot Car Design Award in April 2013. In November 2012, Auto Zeitung readers in Germany voted for Opel Adam as the number one city car. In the 38th Readers’ Choice Award of the trade magazine Auto Motor und Sport, the car won the mini car category with 24.2 percent of the votes, beating the Volkswagen Up (23.9 percent) and the Mini (16.6 percent).
From launch, there were a choice of three engines: 1.2 L 70PS (124 g/km CO2), and 1.4 L with 87 PS and 100 PS (129 g/km CO2). All engines are available in ecoFLEX mode with lower CO2 emission, 1.2 ecoFLEX with 118 g/km and 1.4s with 119 g/km. From spring 2014, Opel introduced a 1.0 three cylinder SIDI Turbo engine. 
|1.2 ecoFLEX S/S||I4||1,229 cc||70 PS (51 kW; 69 hp) @5,600 rpm||115 N⋅m (85 lb⋅ft) @4,000 rpm||115||2012–2019|
|1.4 ecoFLEX S/S||I4||1,398 cc||87 PS (64 kW; 86 hp) @6,000 rpm||130 N⋅m (96 lb⋅ft) @4,000 rpm||119||2012–2019|
|100 PS (74 kW; 99 hp) @6,000 rpm||130 N⋅m (96 lb⋅ft) @4,000 rpm||119||2012–2019|
|1.0T SIDI S/S||I3||998 cc||90 PS (66 kW; 89 hp) @4,000–6,000 rpm||170 N⋅m (125 lb⋅ft) @1,800–3,600 rpm||99||2014–2019|
|115 PS (85 kW; 113 hp) @5,000–6,000 rpm||170 N⋅m (125 lb⋅ft) @1,800–4,700 rpm||99||2014–2019|
Opel had planned to sell between 40,000 and 50,000 units a year in Europe, and sold over 45,000 in its first year, though sales were still in start up mode in the first two months of 2013. Year over year, sales increased every month in the first four months of 2014.
The Opel Adam is not sold in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Turkey, Chile as well as in CIS countries. Singapore is one of the few markets outside Europe which sells the Opel Adam.
|Model||1.6 Ecotec 16V|
|Number of cylinders||R4|
|Engine displacement (cm³)||1,598|
|Max. power (kW/PS)||103/140 at 6,500|
|Max. torque (Nm)||160 at 4,700|
|Top speed (km/h)||up to 185|
|Price without VAT||24,900 EUR|
(Source: Opel Magazine)
Opel presented the study of the Adam R2 for the FIA Rally Regulations R2 at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland. It is largely based on the Adam Cup. The Adam R2 is powered by a 1.6 litre naturally aspirated engine making 182 hp (136 kW) and 140 lb⋅ft (190 N⋅m) of torque. Three cars were entered into the 2015 European Rally Championship.
Adam by BitterEdit
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