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Opel Vivaro: Multitalented, Workmate and Modern Luxury Transporter

2016-06-27

Rüsselsheim. The Opel Vivaro is versatile, efficient and very successful. Launched in 2001, it saw its 750,000th unit roll off the production line a few weeks ago...

Stay Cool: Refreshing and Relaxing Travel with Opel

2016-06-23

Rüsselsheim. The surfboard is safely stowed on the roof, the bikes are mounted on the FlexFix bicycle carrier and the stuffed animals are waiting in the back for the kids. The only question is “How do you keep the family vacation from becoming a sweaty nightmare when it gets hot outside?” ...

Available to Order: New Opel Mokka X for €18,990

2016-05-30

Rüsselsheim. Top dynamics, sporty looks, 4x4 on demand and generous space in compact dimensions – the Opel Mokka is a real success story and one of the most popular SUVs in its segment...

myOpel App Sends Destination to Nav System from Smartphone

2016-05-19

Rüsselsheim. Opel drivers can now conveniently program their car’s onboard navigation system via remote control, without even needing to sit in the vehicle. Using the innovative Opel OnStar personal connectivity and service assistant together with the latest version of the myOpel app...

New Opel Astra BiTurbo Hatchback: The Spicy One

2016-05-11

Rüsselsheim. If you are the kind of person who likes hot chili sauce on his toast and you are in the market for a sensible yet spicy five-door hatchback, the Opel Astra with the all-new 1.6-liter BiTurbo diesel engine is the car for you (NEDC combined cycle fuel consumption: 4.1-4.0 l/100 km; 109-106g/km CO2)...

Opel at RETTmobil 2016: “Car of the Year” for Emergencies

2016-05-10

Rüsselsheim. Insignia Sports Tourer, Zafira Tourer, Mokka and ADAM – Opel now extends its broad portfolio of emergency vehicles with the new Astra Sports Tourer ...

Secure Your Football Fun with Opel OnStar

2016-05-02

Rüsselsheim. Which football fan doesn’t know the situation? You are rushing home because your favorite 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...

Opel OnStar: 1.5 Million Customer Interactions for Guardian Angel

2016-04-26

Rüsselsheim. “Having that guardian angel there is just fantastic!” says Charlotte Tyson about OnStar, the personal connectivity and service assistant introduced by Opel in August 2015. Charlotte from England was one of the first drivers in Europe to experience how OnStar automatically reacts in an emergency...

Relaxing Start to the Vacation: Clever Opel Accessories for the Trip

2016-04-20

Rüsselsheim. “Pardon? We need to take all of that? Impossible!” Many people will already be dreading packing the car before leaving on vacation with the family. However, this is completely unnecessary because of the Opel-developed accessories that put an end to this kind of chaos ...

Fasten your Seatbelt: Buckling up Became Law in Germany 40 Years ago

2016-04-18

Rüsselsheim. Once upon a time, seatbelts used to face a lot of opposition but now they are acknowledged as life-savers. In the European Union it became compulsory to wear a seatbelt in 1993 but legislation already existed in many individual countries before then...

Mokka wins “Connectivity Award 2016” with Opel OnStar

2016-04-15

Rüsselsheim. The Opel Mokka, a two-time winner of the “all-wheel drive car of the year”, has once again shown its many talents by winning the “Connectivity Award”. The SUV bestseller won the Auto Bild Allrad special award for the trendsetting Opel OnStar system ...

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

2016-04-13

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

Opel OnStar Wins Spanish Award for Innovation in Road Safety

2016-04-08

Madrid. The Opel OnStar personal connectivity and mobility assistant has won the Spanish “Ponle Freno” (“Stop Them”) award. Enrico de Lorenzi, Opel Spain General Sales Manager, received the award in the category “Innovation and Development in Road Safety” during a ceremony held at the Senate Palace in Madrid ...

Great Tradition: Techno Classica Under the Spell of the Opel GT

2016-04-06

Rüsselsheim/Essen. The legendary Opel GT weaves its magic again at this year’s Techno Classica in Essen ...

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

2016-03-30

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 ...

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

2016-03-22

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

2016-03-16

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 ...

GM to Acquire Cruise Automation to Accelerate Autonomous Vehicle Development

2016-03-11

General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM) announced today it is acquiring Cruise Automation to add Cruise’s deep software talent and rapid development capability to further accelerate GM’s development of autonomous vehicle technology.

Outstanding Aerodynamics: Best Conditions for the Opel Astra TCR

2016-03-10

Rüsselsheim. Aerodynamics have become increasingly important in motorsports. In the past, aerodynamic problems have often been hidden by simply increasing engine performance ...

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

2016-03-01

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 (open to the public form March 3 to 13) earlier today...

Opel’s Geneva Highlights: GT Concept, Mokka X and Astra

2016-03-01

Rüsselsheim/Geneva. For Opel the 86th International Motor Show in Geneva (March 3 to 13, 2016) is all about showcasing its confidence, its passion for the automobile and its vision for the sportscar of the future. The Opel GT Concept, a direct descendant of the legendary Experimental GT ...

New Name for a New Era: Powertrain Evolves to Propulsion

2016-02-17

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 Astra Sports Tourer Production Starts at Ellesmere Port

2016-02-16

Rüsselsheim/Ellesmere Port. Production of the new Astra Sports Tourer started today at the Opel/Vauxhall plant in Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom. Plant workers were joined by Peter Thom, Vice President Manufacturing Opel Group, and Stefan Fesser, Ellesmere Port Plant Director, as the first vehicle left the production line. Like its five-door hatch sibling...

Opel Announces Game-changing Ampera-e Battery Electric Car

2016-02-11

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”. It will not only have a longer range on a full charge than most electric cars...

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

2016-01-27

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 ...

High-tech for the Mini Car: Opel KARL with Smartphone Integration

2015-12-16

Rüsselsheim. Good, affordable and now with outstanding connectivity: Just like its bigger brother the Corsa the Opel KARL can now also be ordered with the ultra-modern, smartphone-compatible IntelliLink system and Opel OnStar ...

The Sound of a Quantum Leap: The New Opel Astra in the Acoustic Lab

2015-11-19

Rüsselsheim. Silence. It is so quiet in the unusual looking room that you could literally hear a pin drop. The new Astra is positioned in the center of the room and is surrounded by numerous microphones. Is the engine sound of the new compact class star being recorded for the next advertising campaign...

No More Scraping Ice: Stay Warm and Safe on the Road with the Opel Parking Heater

2015-11-17

Rüsselsheim. The new Opel Astra is living up to its reputation as a wellness oasis: even in sub-zero temperatures of the deepest winter, the compact car’s optional parking heater ensures full visibility and a pleasantly warm cabin at the push of a button...

Opel Insignia now with Latest Generation Infotainment

2015-11-05

Rüsselsheim. Outstanding connectivity and entertainment are now available in Opel’s flagship: The personal connectivity and service assistant and the Navi 900 IntelliLink infotainment system with smartphone integration provide an even more versatile and faster infotainment offer in the Opel Insignia...

New Opel Astra – Wellness Oasis Extraordinaire

2015-11-04

Rüsselsheim. Climb in and feel at home: while the new Opel Astra’s athletic exterior design conveys sportiness and lightness, the interior of the youngest generation of the compact class bestseller is a warm and welcoming personal wellness oasis ...

Electronically Sound: The New Opel Astra Stars in EMC Center

2015-10-28

Rüsselsheim. The new Opel Astra in a recording studio? At first glance, it looks that way. Opel’s latest compact class car is in a room with bluish light and egg box-like elements adorning the walls. Furthermore, numerous ultra-modern technical devices are pointing at ...

New Opel Astra: Sports Tourer and BiTurbo-Diesel Available for Order

2015-10-09

Rüsselsheim. The new Astra generation is continuing to grab the headlines. After recently celebrating its world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the 5-door variants will now roll to dealerships. This coming weekend potential customers will be able to take a seat in the new Astra at Opel partners across Germany...

Opel Demonstrates Technology for Safer Inner-city Driving

2015-10-07

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 ...

Opel OnStar Campaign – Perfectly Tailored to Customers

2015-09-24

Rüsselsheim. With the personal connectivity and service assistant Opel OnStar, the Rüsselsheim-based automaker introduces a service into the automotive world that is unique in Europe. Opel OnStar makes driving safer and ensures best connectivity ...

Compact Class Future: New Opel Astra and Opel OnStar

2015-09-15

Rüsselsheim/Frankfurt. The new Opel Astra and the new Astra Sports Tourer make their world premieres at the IAA in Frankfurt from September 17 – 27. The models are nothing less than a quantum leap for the compact class in terms of efficiency, connectivity ...

New Opel Astra: Stellar Driver Assistance, Safety and Comfort Features

2015-09-03

Rüsselsheim. The new Opel Astra, which premieres at the IAA in Frankfurt (September 17-27), is not only lighter and more efficient than its predecessors, it also boasts innovative driver assistance systems and comfort features to make journeys, short or long, safer and more relaxed ...

Light, Lighter – the New Opel Astra

2015-08-27

Rüsselsheim. Lighter, more frugal and compact while offering more generous interior space – everything about the new Opel Astra follows the maxim of highest efficiency. All components and design features are aligned to this touchstone, resulting in intelligent packaging à la Astra ...

Compact Connectivity Star: New Astra with Opel OnStar and IntelliLink

2015-08-20

Rüsselsheim. When the new Opel Astra hits the roads, it will do so with an unrivalled connectivity offer. The Astra is the first new model to be introduced with the new personal connectivity and service assistant Opel OnStar ...

Cooperative Highly Automated Driving: Opel Partners “Ko-HAF” Research Initiative

2015-08-06

Rüsselsheim. Any driver who spends a lot of time in the car often wonders if this time could be used more efficiently, for example, by reading the newspaper, doing emails, or simply enjoying the ride. Cars that drive automatically, which do not require permanent ...

New Opel Astra: Outstanding Aerodynamics for Best Efficiency

2015-08-04

Rüsselsheim. Lighter, more frugal and more agile – the new Opel Astra represents a quantum leap in the development and targets maximum efficiency. Its design and vehicle architecture also set standards in aerodynamics and continue a traditional Opel strength – when the Kadett E GSi was introduced in 1984 it ...

Charlie Klein, Vice President of Vehicle Engineering, presents „Opel Style Award“

2015-08-03

Rüsselsheim/Hockenheim. Full house at the Hockenheimring: 110 teams from across the globe competed in the Formula Student series from Thursday, July 30 to Sunday, August 2. Opel made its debut as one of the main sponsors of the competition this year and ...

Opel OnStar: The New Standard in Vehicle Safety and Connectivity

2015-07-06

The day when Opel OnStar will hit the European market is approaching. The new personal connectivity and service assistant will not only make driving more comfortable...

Technology Award for Opel/Vauxhall OnStar

2015-07-02

Rüsselsheim. English car magazine Auto Express has presented its 2015 Technology Award to OnStar, the new personal connectivity and service assistant from Opel and its UK sister-brand, Vauxhall. . “It's a hi-tech revolution that promises to make owning a Vauxhall an even greater experience for thousands of drivers across the UK,” summarized Auto Express ...

Opel Coaching Day in Spain Attracts 420 Young Job Seekers

2015-06-30

Zaragoza. The Opel plant in Figueruelas (Zaragoza, Spain) hosted the first Coaching Day, a new Europe-wide initiative dedicated to bringing together young job seekers and companies looking for young talent ...

In Top Form: Opel Insignia Now with New Economy Diesels, IntelliLink with Apple CarPlay Integration and Opel OnStar

2015-06-30

Rüsselsheim. More modern, powerful and totally connected – the Opel Insignia now comes with groundbreaking enhancements under the hood and in the interior. The new mid-size turbo diesel engines are now available in the Opel flagship for the first time ...

Formula Student: Opel Main Sponsor and Partner of Largest University Racing Series in Europe

2015-06-18

Rüsselsheim. Opel continues intensifying its activities dedicated to promoting young engineers, signing a three-year contract as main sponsor of the international educational motorsport competition Formula Student ...

Pure Pleasure: Highly Efficient 1.4-Liter Turbo in the New Astra

2015-06-17

Rüsselsheim. The full name of the new Opel engine is 1.4 ECOTEC Direct Injection Turbo and it will celebrate its world premiere in the new Opel Astra at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt (IAA) in September. The four-cylinder turbocharged unit with central ...

Opel is Leader for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

2015-05-28

Rüsselsheim. As of this summer, Opel will begin offering phone integration featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto across its model range ...

Eight New Videos Show Exactly what Opel OnStar Has to Offer

2015-05-13

Rüsselsheim. Opel OnStar, the personal connectivity and service assistant is coming. In Germany, the peace of mind offered by OnStar can be ordered for all new models ranging from ADAM to Insignia from mid-June ...

First in Class: Next generation Opel Astra with IntelliLux LED Matrix Light

2015-05-12

Rüsselsheim. The intelligent lighting system of the future will make its premiere in the new Opel Astra generation at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt (September 17 to 27, 2015)...

Guiding Light: Eye-tracking Technology from Opel

2015-03-12

Rüsselsheim. Car headlamp beams that are directed by the driver’s eyes? What may still sound like science fiction fantasy in the United Nations’ International Year of Light is not all that far away from reality ...

Europe Premiere at the Geneva Motor Show: Opel OnStar to Set New Standards in Vehicle Safety and Connectivity

2015-03-04

Rüsselsheim/Geneva. Can more than seven million happy customers in the U.S.A., Canada, China and Mexico be wrong? No is Opel’s unequivocal response uttered loud and clear at the 85th International Geneva Motor Show ...

Opel OnStar, KARL, Corsa OPC: Product Offensive of a New Dimension

2015-02-12

Rüsselsheim. Opel is paving the way to the future by providing even more information, services and safety in cars. The Rüsselsheim-based carmaker will present the personal mobility services offered by Opel OnStar ...

Start of Production for High-tech Diesel at Opel Kaiserslautern

2014-12-09

Kaiserslautern/Rüsselsheim. Opel Kaiserslautern is celebrating the arrival of a new engine. Regular production of the new 2.0-liter diesel started with Jim DeLuca, GM Executive Vice President Global Manufacturing, and Peter Christian Küspert ...

Opel Employees Learn Automotive Construction on Game Console

2014-12-08

Rüsselsheim. The Wii game console is by no means just a kids’ toy. Adults enjoy it too. Millions of people around the world use the controller with the integrated motion sensors to play football or do their daily workout in front of the TV. Opel are now bringing the game consoles into the real world...

Euro NCAP Advanced: Award-Winning Opel Side Blind Spot Alert

2014-12-03

Rüsselsheim. An important award for a life-saving feature – The Euro NCAP Advanced Reward for advanced safety technology goes to Opel. Carmakers who make available new safety technologies, which demonstrate a scientifically proven safety benefit for consumers and society ...

Opel Cuts Consumption with Ultra-modern Radiator Shutter

2014-10-08

Rüsselsheim/Aachen. Opel is continuously improving the efficiency of its conventionally powered vehicles and thus reducing its fleet CO2 emissions. The next step of this strategy is the development of an innovative active full-face shutter ...

Opel presents OnStar emergency services at Berlin eCall conference

2014-09-16

Ruesselsheim/Berlin. Opel is demonstrating its ambition to become a leading player in automotive connectivity by taking an active role in this year’s “eCall Days Germany” ...

GM and Opel reveal groundbreaking technology for automated driving

2014-09-08

Rüsselsheim/Detroit. General Motors and Opel are demonstrating their commitment to the future of automated driving and connected mobility at the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) World Congress (September 7-11) by showcasing an Opel Insignia research vehicle...

Top Model: New Opel Corsa Makes World Premiere in Paris

2014-08-28

Rüsselsheim. Raise the curtain on a real star. It is undisputedly a bestseller, a small car of the finest quality: the Opel Corsa. Across four generations spanning 32 years, almost 12 million units have been sold across Europe, including 2.8 million of the current Corsa D ...

Tools from 3D Printer Make Car Manufacturing Easier at Opel

2014-08-20

Rüsselsheim. For some, it may still seem like a long way off, but it’s already part of everyday life at Opel: assembly tools produced by a 3D printer are an increasingly important part of the production process ...

Opel ADAM: Maximum Performance with Minimal Fuel Consumption

2014-07-17

Rüsselsheim. Opel is in the middle of the largest engine offensive in its history: between 2014 and 2018, 17 new engines will be introduced. A top highlight is the ultra-modern, 1.0 liter three-cylinder gasoline unit complete with turbocharging and the very finest ...

Opel and DRIVE C2X: Vehicle Communication Improves European Road Safety

2014-07-16

Rüsselsheim/Berlin. An increase in road safety and traffic efficiency through vehicle communications (car2X) is one of the main aims of automobile manufacturers and politics. Together with 46 consortium partners ...

Opel and GM Fuel Cell Fleet Tops 3 Million Miles

2014-05-23

Rüsselsheim/Detroit. General Motors’ fleet of fuel cell vehicles recently clocked up over three million miles (4.8 million km) of hydrogen-powered, real world driving. Some of the fleet have accumulated more than 120,000 miles (193,000 km) ...

Crackle-free Zone: Opel ADAM ROCKS Through Electro-magnetic Test

2014-05-22

Rüsselsheim. The stylish Opel ADAM ROCKS is ready to roll. After recently making its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show, Opel will begin taking orders for its new mini marvel in a few days’ time ...

New Opel Meriva: Segment Leader with Top Comfort for “Best Agers”

2014-05-21

Rüsselsheim. The new Meriva – upgraded, more efficient, more attractive and more comfortable than ever – cuts a fine figure both inside and out, making it a big hit with customers of all ages ...

Opel and UR:BAN: Making urban driving safer and more efficient

2014-05-14

Rüsselsheim/Braunschweig. Driving a car in towns or cities means a coexistence of various road users and means of transport. It also means coping with a complex traffic situation and a high density of activities ...

Opel FlexFix: Carries up to Four Bicycles for Drive-and-Ride Fun

2014-04-16

Rüsselsheim. Springtime equals bicycle riding time. During the Easter holidays, families with two children want to enjoy the outdoors on their bikes. That is a breeze with Opel’s fully integrated FlexFix bicycle ...

Huge Success: Already 200,000 orders for Opel Mokka

2014-03-20

Rüsselsheim. The Opel Mokka continues to ride the wave of success, once again making it to European bestseller just 18 months after its arrival at dealerships ...

Opel Zafira Tourer: Powerful Compact Van now with IntelliLink

2014-03-12

Rüsselsheim. Powerful performance and class-leading infotainment: the Opel Zafira offers a compelling combination of talents. The new generation 1.6 ECOTEC Direct Injection Turbo, with 147 kW/200 hp and 300 Nm of torque on overboost ...

Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann visits GM Powertrain Europe in Turin

2014-02-21

Rüsselsheim. Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann, GM Executive Vice President, President Europe and Opel CEO, today visited the General Motors Powertrain Europe Turin campus to meet with the local employees and get in-depth insight into ongoing powertrain developments ...

Opel ADAM’s New 3-Cylinder Powerhouse Premieres in Geneva

2014-02-17

Rüsselsheim. One year after its launch, ADAM just keeps getting better. Opel’s chic urban trend-setter and individualization champion is already established as the most customizable and best connected small car on the market ...

Opel ADAM: TV Ad Campaign for the Best Connected Small Car Starts

2014-02-07

Rüsselsheim. A different kind of wedding: in a new international TV advertising campaign for ADAM, Opel shows that the big day doesn’t necessarily have to take place in a civil registry office or church ...

Super Sports Study for Geneva Motor Show: Opel Astra OPC EXTREME

2014-01-30

Rüsselsheim. Opel will reveal a true super sports car at the 84th Geneva Motor Show (March 6 – 16). The study follows the tradition of the Astra OPC X-treme Concept shown in 2002. Then, as now, a real race car found its way from the racetrack to public roads ...

Opel Sets Flexibility Standards: 15 Years of the Flex7 Seating System

2014-01-23

Rüsselsheim. In 1999, the Zafira monocab set the standard for fully integrated on-board flexibility with the launch of Opel’s unique Flex7 formula. The sophisticated seating concept began its path to success from the start of Zafira production ...

The Opel Meriva: Great Upgrade for Ergonomics & Flexibility Champion

2014-01-22

Rüsselsheim. The new Meriva – upgraded, more efficient, more attractive and more functional than ever – has just celebrated its world premiere at the Brussels’ Motor Show in mid-January (16.-26. January 2014). In addition to its unique flexibility, Opel’s small monocab now also stands out with a refreshed ...

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

2014-01-15

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

Powerhouse: Opel Astra GTC Now With Mighty 200 hp Turbo

2014-01-07

Rüsselsheim. The Opel Astra GTC is now available with the new-generation, 200 hp 1.6 ECOTEC Direct Injection Turbo engine. This powerhouse also drives the Opel Cascada and Zafira Tourer and now completes the gasoline engine portfolio ...

Opel four-valve engines look back on 100-year tradition

2013-12-04

Rüsselsheim. The all-new turbocharged 1.6-liter gasoline and diesel engines which began the current renewal of Opel’s powertrain portfolio, and the compact 1.0 three-cylinder turbo that made its world premiere at the 2013 Frankfurt International Motor Show ...

A fresh start into the new model year: Opel Astra now with whisper diesel engine and IntelliLink technology

2013-11-11

Rüsselsheim. The Opel Astra enters the new model year fiercely with the new generation 1.6 liter CDTI diesel engine and IntelliLink infotainment system with Bluetooth interface. Just one year on from when the entire restyled Astra family entered the market ...

Trendsetter in Lighting Technology: Opel AFL+ and LED Matrix Light

2013-10-31

To see and be seen is absolutely vital – especially now, when daylight hours have become shorter and drivers spend more time on the road in the dark ...

Opel Wins Red Dot Award for Communication Design

2013-10-24

Rüsselsheim. The trendy Opel ADAM is the individualization champion among chic small cars and it is also a real communication star. With its Siri Eyes Free voice-controlled infotainment system IntelliLink, the ADAM ...

Opel presents new 1.0 ECOTEC Direct Injection Turbo engine at Aachen Colloquium

2013-10-08

Aachen/Rüsselsheim. Opel revealed details of its new three-cylinder gasoline engine at the Aachen Colloquium in Germany. Clean, smooth and quiet: Opel’s all-new 1.0-liter ECOTEC Direct Injection Turbo will raise the bar for three-cylinder engine refinement when it makes its debut in the Opel ADAM next year ...

Opel Ampera and iZEUS: Intelligent electric driving and recharging

2013-10-02

The presentation of a specially-equipped Ampera to the Technical Institute Karlsruhe (KIT) marks the commencement of a field trial in the research project iZEUS (intelligent Zero Emission Urban System) in Stuttgart ...

Innovations up close – Opel engineers bring technology to life

2013-09-03

Rüsselsheim. Opel is sending a team of young engineers to the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA) to promote the brand’s fascinating technologies ...

World Premiere at IAA: Powerful Opel Cascada 147 kW/200 hp

2013-08-08

Rüsselsheim. 147 kW/200 hp, 300 Newton meters maximum torque and 235 km/h top speed – the especially powerful version of the new Opel 1.6 SIDI turbo engine generation makes its world premiere in the Opel Cascada at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) from September 12 – 22 ...

New All-Aluminum 3-Cylinder Turbo Sets Refinement Benchmark

2013-08-07

Clean, smooth and quiet: Opel’s all-new three-cylinder will be celebrating its world premiere at the Frankfurt International Motor Show in September. The 1.0-liter turbo gasoline engine is not only climate-friendly, it also represents a new benchmark for refinement in three-cylinder engines ...

Opel Leads Field Test: Vehicle Communication Improves Traffic Safety and Efficiency

2013-06-20

Rüsselsheim/Frankfurt. The results of one of the world’s largest field tests to enhance traffic safety and efficiency by using vehicle communication (Car-to-X) have now been presented in Frankfurt ...

First in class: Opel ADAM offers interactive voice control

2013-06-19

Rüsselsheim. The Opel ADAM with the IntelliLink infotainment system is now also available with full integration for Siri Eyes Free, the unique intelligent assistant from Apple that helps you get things done whilst driving just by asking ...

Opel Astra GTC Now With Highly Efficient 170 hp Turbo Gasoline Unit

2013-06-05

Rüsselsheim. Now the Opel Astra GTC is also taking off with the all-new 1.6 SIDI Turbo (Spark Ignition Direct Injection) engine. The new generation Turbo direct injection unit rounds off the compact coupé’s gasoline portfolio while it replaces the previous 1.6 Turbo ...

Opel FlexFix: Easily Carries up to Four Bicycles

2013-05-22

Rüsselsheim. Opel’s fully integrated FlexFix bicycle carrier system makes taking your own bike with you on vacation a breeze. Families and active vacationers can transport up to four bicycles on their trip ...

New 1.6 SIDI Turbo: Top Gasoline Unit for Opel Zafira Tourer

2013-04-18

Rüsselsheim. Following its debut in the Opel Cascada convertible, the 1.6 SIDI Turbo from the new family of mid-size gasoline engines with 125 kW/170 hp now tops the Zafira Tourer gasoline offer ...

Back Health Day in Germany:
Opel’s Ergonomic Seats Ensure Back-Friendly Driving Fun

2013-03-15

Rüsselsheim. Germany’s respected Auto Bild magazine recommends the Mokka for “better driving” thanks to its convenient entry height and comfortable seats with adjustable lumbar support ...

Opel presents new midsize gasoline engine at Aachen Colloquium

2012-10-11

Aachen/Ruesselsheim. Opel revealed details of its new midsize gasoline engine family at the Aachen Colloquium in Germany. The all-new 1.6-liter, four-cylinder, SIDI (spark ignition direct injection) ECOTEC Turbo engines ...

Opel leads fleet testing of simTD research project

2012-08-06

Rüsselsheim. The enhancement of individual mobility towards even more safety, efficiency and environmental compatibility is one of the major challenges facing society. In the process, connecting automotive road users with each other (Car-to-Car) and with their environment (Car-to-X) is becoming increasingly important ...

New Astra BiTurbo – Most powerful Diesel Astra Ever

2012-08-01

Rüsselsheim. The Opel Astra line-up is being enhanced with a new diesel spearhead of power: the four-cylinder 2.0 BiTurbo CDTI engine with 143 kW/195 hp and 400 Nm maximum torque ...

Opel Insignia SuperSport chassis now in more variants

2012-07-31

Rüsselsheim. Opel is for the first time making its high performance SuperSport chassis available in its forward-wheel drive mid-size Insignia cars. Two gasoline and diesel powered Insignias with forward-wheel drive ...

GM Developing Wireless Pedestrian Detection Technology

2012-07-26

DETROIT – General Motors researchers are developing a promising driver assistance feature potentially capable of detecting pedestrians and bicyclists on congested streets or in poor visibility conditions before the driver notices them.

Opel Insignia now runs on cost-effective Liquefied Petroleum Gas

2012-07-17

Rüsselsheim. The Opel Insignia is now also available with a 1.4 turbocharged LPG ecoFLEX engine designed to run on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) ...

GM Powers Computers with Energy from Engine Testing

2012-06-29

TORINO, Italy – As visitors to the General Motors Powertrain Engineering Center in Torino walk the halls, they can often hear the whirring of engines being tested. But what they can’t hear is the excess energy being transferred back to the grid.

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