Opel Omega – car upper-medium class produced by the German company acquired in 1929 by General Motors – Adam Opel AG in the years 1986 to 2003. In 1993, after the production of the Opel Senator II vehicle has become the flagship of the brand. Vehicles characterized by a long wheelbase, rear-wheel drive, spacious interior and a large range of engines.
Opel Omega A was introduced in 1986. Vehicle production began in September. Like the Rekord, the Omega was produced, among others, in Rüsselsheim, Germany. The car was available as a 4-door sedan and 5-door station wagon, called the Opel Caravan. In other countries, the car was available under other names: Vauxhall Carlton in the UK and Chevrolet Chevrolet Omega and Suprema (combo) in Brazil. Opel Omega A was also inspired the construction of the Holden Commodore in Australia.
In 1987, Omega has been chosen by the vote in the European Car of the Year. This model was also used as a police car in the British police, as well as a hearse in other countries. In 1990, Omega has undergone a facelift, amended, inter alia, radiator grille, bumpers and taillights.
The strongest Omega was designed by Lotus model Opel Lotus Omega equipped with a 6-cylinder engine with a capacity of 3.6-liter 377hp achieved by using two turbochargers.
The car was available five-speed manual gearbox and four-speed automatic modes and WINTER SPORTS (Auto gets you moving in second gear).
Omega 3000 was a slightly modified version of the sedan Omega A. Differences external in relation to the model of "factory", were as follows: depressed and hardened body, another spojlero front bumper (lower than the standard, with a sporty design, with built-in halogen), another rear bumper – with space for two pipe version 24v and 12v versions Single-exhaust with chrome tips, factory rear spoiler, different alloy wheels – available in this model, other headlights – shared dwureflektorowe (separate halo to beam), a very stylish lettering Omega 3000 Opel on the left and on the right side of the tailgate, plastic covers for the front wheel arches (below the line of decorative moldings, between the front wheel arch and the front door). In addition to the external changes were also internal changes: Factory bucket seats Recaro póÅ‚skórzane, steering wheel with "Omega 3000" trimmed with leather, the thresholds of square cross-section (and not as in the conventional oval Omegach) aluminum elements. Total overall impression of high class and taste complemented indicators actually speedometer, which ended at the speed of 280km/h
The car was equipped with a standard five-speed manual gearbox, through which power was transmitted to the rear wheels. How to thoroughbred sports car befits the Omega 3000 was equipped with standard limited slip differential (differential with limited slip) with a degree of 45%. With this car tampered with the box version manulnÄ… achieved acceleration 0-100km/h in 7.6 seconds and 0-160km/h around 17 s (quite decent results if we realize that the car weighed more than 1,500kg with driver). Speed â€‹â€‹stronger version to 240km/h
Omega 3000 was produced in two body styles and two different engines – after 1991 conducted some cosmetic changes (typical face-lift, for example przydymiono rear lights) do not change to a greater extent the appearance of the car and replaced the engine with a capacity of 3.0 177hp 12 – valves, new engine 24-valve supercharged system Dual Ram. As a result, factory output rose from 177 to 204hp and torque increased by 30 Nm.
April 29, 1994 in the arcades appeared Opel Omega B. The car was characterized by a modern, streamlined design. Along with changes in the body also appeared to change motor. Added modern Ecotec engine family. Auto grown and gaining weight. Over the next five years, until the presentation of a rejuvenated model Omega, conducted several smaller modifications aimed at improving the quality and uptime. In 1996 year, among other things, changed slightly the shape of the mask, and the Climatronic automatic air conditioning, factory navigation added, removed, lock the front door on the passenger side and changed the steering wheel (Opel logo smaller, stuck), and has been equiped with side airbags (including 4 pillows) as well as (also introduced other minor modifications such as changes in shape head restraints, stuck – silver – logo on the handle trunk and the like). In 1997, improved corrosion protection (zinc, Starter… Originally in sensitive areas later on the whole body).
In a plebiscite on the European Car of the Year 1995 model took third position (for Fiat Punto and VW Polo III).
The first of these six-cylinder diesel engine is a unit of the Austrian company Steyr (the same was available in the BMW so. TDS where she 13km more because of other hardware), another entity in the list is the same engine modified by Opel in order to meet the emission standards Euro 2
Like its predecessor, the Omega platform served as the base for the Australian Holden Commodore (since 1997).
Omega B facelift replaced its predecessor in the autumn of 1999. The car was available in stores from October 9, 1999. Although the silhouette of the car has not changed, it modified a lot of detail, both inside and outside the car, among other things have changed: headlights, taillights, front grill with the hood, mirrors, side moldings, center console. Introduced further changes to improve ride comfort and safety among other things, active head restraint system, brake assist, ESP (from RM2002 and only with 6-cylinder – 2.5 DTI R6 and V6 with a capacity of 2.6 and 3.2) Color GPS or five-seat heating control. New Climatronic with air quality sensor became standard equipment. It also introduces modified engines. In 2001 appeared the first diesel common rail system, namely the engine 2.5 DTI coming from BMW. Two years later he completed production of the Omega, presenting no immediate successor. Last Omega B FL (from 797 011 units produced) rolled off the production line in Rüsselsheim exactly 25 June 2003 and was a silver 3.2 V6. In politics, the group abandoned the continuing production of large limousine segment E.
Opel working on the introduction of the 5.7 engine V8 with 315hp used inter alia in the Chevrolet Corvette, the work was well advanced. Ultimately, however, this engine went into production as the Stock unit due to the fact that a large unit located under the hood Omega overheated during long loads such as fast driving German motorways. However, this engine was used in models based on the Omega brand Holden, namely w Holdenie Commodore oraz Holdenie Monaro.
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