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Opel Sets Sail: New Outboard Engine for High-performance Boats


Rüsselsheim. The name reveals a lot: The Opel diesel engine adapted by Cimco Marine AB is called OXE – which is Swedish for ox. The engine might pull like an ox but it irresistibly pushes high-performance boats through the water ...

GM-NASA Space Robot Partnership Brings ‘Power’ Glove to Life


DETROIT – Robotic glove technology developed out of a partnership between General Motors and NASA for use on the International Space Station is being brought to life in health care ...

50 Years of Dudenhofen: From Proving Ground to Opel Test Centre


Rüsselsheim. The Opel “proving ground” in Dudenhofen, as it was known at the time, opened 50 years ago. Ever since, countless Opel cars had to face the toughest tests on their way to production. Right from the start, the proving ground was continuously extended and modernised ...

Secure Your Football Fun with Opel OnStar


Rüsselsheim. Which football fan doesn’t know the situation? You are rushing home because your favourite team is about to take to the pitch with friends and family waiting for you and you are desperate to watch the match on television...

Record-breaking: Opel Insignia Drives 2,111 Kilometres from Switzerland to the North Sea on One Tank of Fuel


Rüsselsheim. The Opel Insignia is the master of miserliness in the middle class...

Recharge your phone in your Opel ADAM the neat and tidy way – wire-less!


Rüsselsheim. Opel now offers vehicle-integrated wireless charging in selected model variants of the stylish ADAM, enabling you to recharge your phone’s battery via an electromagnetic field, reducing clutter and the need for cables ...

Seat Engineering at Opel – High-Tech Perfection with a Long Tradition


Rüsselsheim. Bernd, Werner, Oliver and Marius are full of enthusiasm for their task – repeatedly they rub over the side bolsters of the seat underneath them before simulating getting in and out while scrubbing across the leather ...

Automated manual transmissions: Automatic for the people


Rüsselsheim. Smaller cars are popular in big cities where traffic is dense and parking spaces tight. However, the enthusiasm of even the biggest small-car fans can wane after spending hours in traffic jams ...

Outstanding Aerodynamics: Best Conditions for the Opel Astra TCR


Rüsselsheim. Aerodynamics have become increasingly important in motorsports. In the past, aerodynamic problems have often been hidden by simply increasing engine performance. However, the key to success in modern motorsports is now the same as in serial production: efficiency...

Opel at the Geneva Motor Show: “More Emotional, More Innovative and Stronger than ever Before!”


Rüsselsheim/Geneva. “Opel is more emotional, more innovative and stronger than ever before. Opel is back,” said Opel Group CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann when opening the Opel stand (Hall 2, number 2231) at the 86th Geneva Motor Show ...

New Name for a New Era: Powertrain Evolves to Propulsion


Rüsselsheim. Opel parent company General Motors will officially rename GM Powertrain to GM Global Propulsion Systems, being the first OEM to formally transition to a new naming convention to reflect industry trends and its evolution over the years ...

Opel Mokka X and Opel GT Concept Celebrate Geneva World Premieres


Rüsselsheim. Opel will stage two world premieres at the 86th Geneva Motor Show – the compact SUV Mokka X and the futuristic GT Concept sports car. As usual the show (which opens its doors to the public from March 3-13) begins with two press days ...

Opel Announces Game-changing Ampera-e Battery Electric Car


Rüsselsheim. Opel will launch a revolutionary new battery electric car next year, as the German brand continues the biggest, most far-reaching model offensive in its history with 29 new models between 2016 and 2020. The new five-door, five seat will be called “Ampera-e”...

The Opel GT Concept: This is How Sportscars Will Look in Future


Rüsselsheim. The Opel GT Concept will celebrate its world premiere at the 86th Geneva International Motor Show (March 3 to 13, 2016). This trendsetting sportscar expresses the continuous innovative strength of Opel – breathtaking in its shape, reduced to the bare essentials, pure passion...

“SAFETYBEST 2015“: Opel IntelliLux LED® Matrix Light Recognized


The new Opel Astra has won the “SAFETYBEST 2015” award with its trendsetting adaptive IntelliLux LED® matrix light system. The prize is awarded by the AUTOBEST jury consisting of specialized independent journalists from 26 European countries ...

Opel Demonstrates Technology for Safer Inner-city Driving


Rüsselsheim. Most driver assistance systems today focus on traffic situations outside urban areas. However, inner-city driving represents an even bigger challenge for modern drivers. There is so much happening at once and there are so many cars, trucks, buses, cyclists...

Ground Breaking Light Technology to Make its Debut in Next Generation Astra


Opel revealed today that the new Astra, which is set to arrive in Ireland this autumn will feature ground breaking LED light technology called IntelliLux LED Matrix Light ...

Opel Reveals Fifth-Generation Corsa


Opel has today revealed the new, fifth generation of the Corsa. Opel’s bestseller aims to offer a new driving experience in the small-car market segment by raising the bar for chassis, engine and gearbox performance...



Rocking up to next month’s Geneva Motor Show is Opel’s funky urban mini-crossover the ADAM ROCKS. The latest edition to Opel’s city chic ADAM range was previewed as a concept at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show ...

Opel Flexes its Abilities with the New Meriva


Opel’s ergonomic champion and car that dares to be different, has been enhanced and is now more efficient, attractive and functional than ever. Launching in Ireland in April, the new Opel Meriva will be available from a new lower price of €18,995 ...

Radical Opel Concept Heralds Fastest Production Astra


Opel today released the first official image of one of its new Geneva show stars, the Astra OPC EXTREME, which will be the basis for a future low-volume production run ...

Ultra-modern Recycling: Opel ADAM Saves Raw Materials and Energy


Rüsselsheim. According to the EU End of Vehicle Life Directive, 85 percent of every new vehicle must be recyclable. And this guideline will become even more stringent: from 2015, 95 percent of all new vehicles’ overall weight must be recyclable. Opel is ideally equipped to meet this strict directive ...

Opel Debuts Insignia OPC at IAA


Opel is set to reveal the new Insignia OPC at the 65th International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt next week. With a fresh look, re-worked chassis and innovative infotainment, the 325hp 2.8-litre V6 turbo Insignia OPC promises to captivate fans at the show ...

Adam's New Engine Gives a Triple Punch


Opel is set to unveil an all-new high-tech 1.0-litre three–cylinder petrol engine at next month’s Frankfurt International Motor Show, ahead of its debut in the ADAM city car next year ...

Opel LCV Range: State-of-the-art, Versatile and Economical


The current Combo, Vivaro and Movano model generations comprise the most sophisticated and versatile light commercial vehicle portfolio Opel has ever offered ...

Opel First in Class with Talking Car


As if the ADAM’s multi-million configurations weren’t headline-grabbing enough, Opel has revealed that it will be the first car in its class that drivers can hold a conversation with, allowing them to give voice commands and receive a verbal response from the car itself ...

Opel Ampera to Make Irish Debut at the Energy Show


The Opel Ampera, the revolutionary new type of electric vehicle, is set to make its Irish debut this month at the Energy Show on Wednesday 28th and 29th March 2012 ...

Opel Celebrates 150th anniversary


2012 marks the 150th anniversary year of Opel. In 1862, the founding father, Adam Opel, could hardly have envisaged that his firm would one day become one of the biggest car makers in Europe ...

Opel Ampera: More Orders Than Expected


As Opel Ireland prepares for the highly anticipated Opel Ampera, the revolutionary new type of electric vehicle, deliveries of the model have begun across Europe and are currently exceeding expectations with 7,000 orders placed ...

World Premiere Opel Mokka SUV: Compact in Size, Big in Attitude


Rüsselsheim/Geneva. Opel presents its Mokka sub-compact SUV for the first time at its world premiere at the 82. International Geneva Motor Show on March 6, 2012 ...

Always on the right track: Opel web store for navigation updates


Rüsselsheim. Opel has set up a new online web store which enables Opel owners with an integrated navigation system to download the very latest versions of electronic maps ...

Thomas Sedran joins the Opel Management Board


Rüsselsheim. Opel/Vauxhall CEO and General Motors Europe President, Karl-Friedrich Stracke, today announced another change to the Adam Opel AG Management Board ...

Opel/Vauxhall Supports UK Hydrogen Initiative


Rüsselsheim/London. Opel/Vauxhall has joined forces with the UK H2 Mobility initiative to promote the manufacturing and use of hydrogen vehicles in Britain. UK H2 Mobility will prepare an action plan aimed at turning the UK into a leading global hydrogen vehicle player ...

DEKRA Report 2012: Astra and Insignia Get Top Marks for Quality


Rüsselsheim. The Opel Astra is the vehicle with the fewest faults according to the results of the “DEKRA Used Car Report 2012”. With an index of 96.9 percent, the Opel Astra achieved the top result of all tested cars in the category “best individual ranking” ...

All-New Opel Mokka: Compact in Size, Big in Attitude


Rüsselsheim. A new name and a new segment for Opel: At the start of the New Year and two months ahead of its world premiere at the Geneva motor show on March 6, 2012 ...

Opel Celebrates 150th anniversary


At midnight on New Year’s Eve, Opel employees will not just be raising their glasses to the New Year but will be toasting the start of the 150th anniversary year of Opel ...

Opel AFL lighting system wins Euro-NCAP Advanced award


Rüsselsheim/Brussels. The independent consumer organization, European New Car Assessment Program (Euro-NCAP), has given its Advanced award to Opel for the automaker’s safety lighting system AFL (Adaptive Forward Lighting) ...

Opel/Vauxhall Ampera takes Top Prize at “What Car?” Green Awards


Luton – What Car?, the UK’s leading consumer focused motoring magazine, has named the Opel/Vauxhall Ampera as its Green Car of the Year 2011. The Ampera was also its top alternative-fuel car ...

Opel Insignia Diesel Engines: Fuel consumption cut by 12 percent


Rüsselsheim. Diesel engines have contributed significantly to the European success story of the Insignia. More than 57 percent of all European orders for the Opel flagship model are for the diesel variant ...

Opel Ampera Electric Car Excels in Real-world Driving Range Test


Rüsselsheim. At the Opel Ampera’s international media presentation in The Hague, Netherlands, last month, more than one thousand journalists had an opportunity to assess the vehicle prior to its launch at the end of the year ...

Five Euro NCAP Stars for the Opel Ampera


Rüsselsheim. The Opel Ampera has been awarded five stars by the independent consumer organization Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme) ...

Opel Ampera – Revolutionary Electric Car Starts at 42,900 euros


Rüsselsheim. Electric mobility begins now: Starting today, Opel will begin taking reservations for the 2011 Ampera, Europe’s first electric vehicle that also features extended-range capability ...