Opel Meriva OPC (2006)


Opel Meriva OPC

The Opel Meriva added a new dimension to the minivan segment when it was introduced in May 2003, and has been market leader in Europe since then. The Meriva goes into 2006 with a new design and new engines, plus an extended range of technological features. The new edition of the compact minivan is now available at dealerships, as is the all-new high-performance version, the Meriva OPC with 180 turbo hp. Prices for the spacious and multi-variable five-seater, which has sold more than 500,000 since its debut, start at 14,520 euros in Germany (recommended retail price ex factory including VAT).

The Meriva's new design - with distinctive accents like the Opel logo on the grille's wide chrome crossbar and dynamic design line - also clearly reflects the package of exclusive technology for this segment. Highlights include the unique interior versatility thanks to FlexSpace, adaptive halogen curve and cornering light as well as state-of-the-art mobile telephone installation features, optionally with Bluetooth interface and voice control. With a new 1.3 CDTI, high-tech entry-level diesel and a 1.6-liter engine with fuel-saving TWINPORT technology, additional highly-efficient power units enhance the comparison test winner's range. The interior is upgraded by new upholstery with modern colors, décor trim strips and chrome accents; fabric/leather or all-leather trim is available on request.

Opel Signum (2006)


Opel Signum

+ Striking front-end in new Opel design language, high-quality interior
+ New top-of-the-line aluminum V6 turbo gasoline engine with 230 hp
+ All diesels with particulate filter as standard, new 1.9 CDTI version with 100 hp
+ Enhanced IDS chassis offers optimized handling and increased comfort
+ Unique: Continuous Damping Control, bi-xenon curve and cornering light

The new Vectra and Signum models are on the starting grid: sales of the new versions of the successful Opel mid-size models will start September 17, shortly after they premiere at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. Highlights include a completely new, striking face in dynamic Opel design language, an extensively modified engine range with a brand new, top-of-the-line 230 hp 2.8-liter V6 turbo unit, as well as an array of unique technical features. The new Vectra and Signum models also feature new chassis tuning including optimized steering precision for more distinctive driving dynamics with improved comfort. The IDSPlus (Interactive Driving System) chassis with electronic CDC (Continuous Damping Control) is still unique in this class and now also available with the 2.2 Direct engine. Also best-in-class: bi-xenon headlamps with curve and cornering light (AFL - Adaptive Forward Lighting), as well as the maintenance-free diesel particulate filter system fitted as standard with all diesel variants, including the new 100 hp 1.9 CDTI. Additional features include a state-of-the-art cellular phone console with Bluetooth technology, and the innovative Trailer Stability Assist, which prevents dangerous yawing of the car-trailer combination.

Opel Vectra (2006)


Opel Vectra

+ Striking front-end in new Opel design language, high-quality interior
+ New top-of-the-line aluminum V6 turbo gasoline engine with 230 hp
+ All diesels with particulate filter as standard, new 1.9 CDTI version with 100 hp
+ Enhanced IDS chassis offers optimized handling and increased comfort
+ Unique: Continuous Damping Control, bi-xenon curve and cornering light

The new Vectra and Signum models are on the starting grid: sales of the new versions of the successful Opel mid-size models will start September 17, shortly after they premiere at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. Highlights include a completely new, striking face in dynamic Opel design language, an extensively modified engine range with a brand new, top-of-the-line 230 hp 2.8-liter V6 turbo unit, as well as an array of unique technical features. The new Vectra and Signum models also feature new chassis tuning including optimized steering precision for more distinctive driving dynamics with improved comfort. The IDSPlus (Interactive Driving System) chassis with electronic CDC (Continuous Damping Control) is still unique in this class and now also available with the 2.2 Direct engine. Also best-in-class: bi-xenon headlamps with curve and cornering light (AFL - Adaptive Forward Lighting), as well as the maintenance-free diesel particulate filter system fitted as standard with all diesel variants, including the new 100 hp 1.9 CDTI. Additional features include a state-of-the-art cellular phone console with Bluetooth technology, and the innovative Trailer Stability Assist, which prevents dangerous yawing of the car-trailer combination.

Opel Vectra Caravan (2006)


Opel Vectra Caravan

+ Striking front-end in new Opel design language, high-quality interior
+ New top-of-the-line aluminum V6 turbo gasoline engine with 230 hp
+ All diesels with particulate filter as standard, new 1.9 CDTI version with 100 hp
+ Enhanced IDS chassis offers optimized handling and increased comfort
+ Unique: Continuous Damping Control, bi-xenon curve and cornering light

The new Vectra and Signum models are on the starting grid: sales of the new versions of the successful Opel mid-size models will start September 17, shortly after they premiere at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. Highlights include a completely new, striking face in dynamic Opel design language, an extensively modified engine range with a brand new, top-of-the-line 230 hp 2.8-liter V6 turbo unit, as well as an array of unique technical features. The new Vectra and Signum models also feature new chassis tuning including optimized steering precision for more distinctive driving dynamics with improved comfort. The IDSPlus (Interactive Driving System) chassis with electronic CDC (Continuous Damping Control) is still unique in this class and now also available with the 2.2 Direct engine. Also best-in-class: bi-xenon headlamps with curve and cornering light (AFL - Adaptive Forward Lighting), as well as the maintenance-free diesel particulate filter system fitted as standard with all diesel variants, including the new 100 hp 1.9 CDTI. Additional features include a state-of-the-art cellular phone console with Bluetooth technology, and the innovative Trailer Stability Assist, which prevents dangerous yawing of the car-trailer combination.

Opel Vectra Caravan OPC (2006)


Opel Vectra Caravan OPC

+ 2.8-litre V6 twin-scroll turbocharged engine
+ 188 kW/255 hp and 355 Nm maximum torque
+ IDSPlus²: Second-generation adaptive chassis control system
+ Launch in Germany on November 25

With the Vectra OPC in the five-door hatchback version and the Vectra station wagon OPC, Opel is entering the category of midsize sports cars with two vehicles. Not only do they represent the present performance peak of the Opel program, they also rank among the most powerful front-wheel drive cars. The Vectra high-performance models made their debut at the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA); they will be launched on November 25, 2005.

In both cases, they will be powered by a newly developed V6 high-tech engine with a 2.8-liter capacity, driving the front wheels via a six-speed manual transmission. Thanks to twin-scroll turbocharging and variable valve timing, the engine develops a maximum output of 188 kW/255 hp and a maximum torque of 355 Nm. Driving performance rivals that of a sports car. The hatchback and the station wagon require 6.7 and 6.9 seconds respectively to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h, while their top speeds are 260 km/h and 254 km/h respectively.

The Opel Vectra's high-performance versions combine the styling of the recently re-designed model range with the distinctive OPC design language, resulting in an emotionally-charged, dynamic appearance. The expressive front is dominated by a deep front spoiler and fog lamps in spot-light design. The side view's highlights are the large-sized 18-inch light alloy wheels in the exclusive OPC six-spoke design (tires: 235/40 R18 Y) and more accentuated door sills. The rear ends of both cars are characterized by prominent bumpers with diffuser-like outlines, discrete spoilers as well as twin exhaust systems with trapezoidal tail pipes. For the paintwork, there is - as for all OPC models - the choice of the following colors: Arden blue, star silver, sapphire black or magma red.

Opel Vectra GTS (2006)


Opel Vectra GTS

+ Striking front-end in new Opel design language, high-quality interior
+ New top-of-the-line aluminum V6 turbo gasoline engine with 230 hp
+ All diesels with particulate filter as standard, new 1.9 CDTI version with 100 hp
+ Enhanced IDS chassis offers optimized handling and increased comfort
+ Unique: Continuous Damping Control, bi-xenon curve and cornering light

The new Vectra and Signum models are on the starting grid: sales of the new versions of the successful Opel mid-size models will start September 17, shortly after they premiere at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. Highlights include a completely new, striking face in dynamic Opel design language, an extensively modified engine range with a brand new, top-of-the-line 230 hp 2.8-liter V6 turbo unit, as well as an array of unique technical features. The new Vectra and Signum models also feature new chassis tuning including optimized steering precision for more distinctive driving dynamics with improved comfort. The IDSPlus (Interactive Driving System) chassis with electronic CDC (Continuous Damping Control) is still unique in this class and now also available with the 2.2 Direct engine. Also best-in-class: bi-xenon headlamps with curve and cornering light (AFL - Adaptive Forward Lighting), as well as the maintenance-free diesel particulate filter system fitted as standard with all diesel variants, including the new 100 hp 1.9 CDTI. Additional features include a state-of-the-art cellular phone console with Bluetooth technology, and the innovative Trailer Stability Assist, which prevents dangerous yawing of the car-trailer combination.

Opel Vectra OPC (2006)


Opel Vectra OPC

+ 2.8-litre V6 twin-scroll turbocharged engine
+ 188 kW/255 hp and 355 Nm maximum torque
+ IDSPlus²: Second-generation adaptive chassis control system
+ Launch in Germany on November 25

With the Vectra OPC in the five-door hatchback version and the Vectra station wagon OPC, Opel is entering the category of midsize sports cars with two vehicles. Not only do they represent the present performance peak of the Opel program, they also rank among the most powerful front-wheel drive cars. The Vectra high-performance models made their debut at the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA); they will be launched on November 25, 2005.

In both cases, they will be powered by a newly developed V6 high-tech engine with a 2.8-liter capacity, driving the front wheels via a six-speed manual transmission. Thanks to twin-scroll turbocharging and variable valve timing, the engine develops a maximum output of 188 kW/255 hp and a maximum torque of 355 Nm. Driving performance rivals that of a sports car. The hatchback and the station wagon require 6.7 and 6.9 seconds respectively to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h, while their top speeds are 260 km/h and 254 km/h respectively.

The Opel Vectra's high-performance versions combine the styling of the recently re-designed model range with the distinctive OPC design language, resulting in an emotionally-charged, dynamic appearance. The expressive front is dominated by a deep front spoiler and fog lamps in spot-light design. The side view's highlights are the large-sized 18-inch light alloy wheels in the exclusive OPC six-spoke design (tires: 235/40 R18 Y) and more accentuated door sills. The rear ends of both cars are characterized by prominent bumpers with diffuser-like outlines, discrete spoilers as well as twin exhaust systems with trapezoidal tail pipes. For the paintwork, there is - as for all OPC models - the choice of the following colors: Arden blue, star silver, sapphire black or magma red.

Opel Zafira CNG (2006)


Opel Zafira CNG

+ Zafira best-selling passenger car with natural gas propulsion in Germany since 2003
+ Unique Flex7 versatility and large cargo space retained

Rüsselsheim. With the world premiere of the new Zafira 1.6 CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) at the International Automobile Exhibition (IAA) in Frankfurt, natural gas market leader Opel presents the new version of the best-selling natural gas vehicle in Germany. 20,000 units of the predecessor model were produced and the new Zafira CNG again features the unique Flex7 system, which allows it to be quickly turned from a seven to a two-seater without having to cumbersomely remove or stow away the seats. Thanks to the clever underfloor arrangement of the four gas tanks around the rear axle, the Zafira's advantages in terms of versatility and spaciousness are not compromised in any way. In fact, the natural gas compact van offers even more space than its predecessor and has luggage compartment capacity of 645 liters in the five-seat configuration - the largest among the seven-seat compact vans (depending on seating configuration up to a maximum of 1820 liters). Like its successful predecessor, the Zafira 1.6 CNG features the innovative "monovalentplus" concept, which enables maximum efficiency with natural gas operation. Sales of the second-generation Zafira CNG start in spring 2006, while orders can be placed mid-September, when the prices are announced.

"Every third natural gas passenger car in Germany is a Zafira. We are proud that we have made natural gas vehicles so popular", says Hans H. Demant, Opel´s Managing Director and Vice President, Engineering, GME. "The ADAC crash test with the Zafira CNG helped to reduce preconceptions and fears regarding natural gas vehicles."

Opel Zafira OPC (2006)

Opel Zafira OPC (2006)
Opel Antara (2007)


Opel Antara

Opel again sends a clear signal in the SUV segment with the Opel Antara, which combines dynamic, elegant design with robust four-wheel drive as standard. The technologically sophisticated compact five-seat crossover boasts the handling of a passenger car, generous interior space despite compact exterior dimensions, high levels of functionality, a raised seat position and innovative transport features such as the "Flex-Fix" carrier system, which pulls out from the rear bumper. The interior echoes the style and elegance of a top-of-the-line sedan, and with its electronically networked chassis, precise speed-dependant power steering and active four-wheel drive, the Opel Antara is at home in the city or off-road.

Design and Packaging

At first glance, the Opel Antara's distinctive design character is emphasized by an attractive contrast. While the car's lower section clearly displays the new crossover's robustness, the body's striking lines and taut surfaces unite stylish elegance with a sporty, athletic look first seen on the Opel Antara GTC Concept. Typical Opel style details include the crease on the hood and the grille accentuated by the wide chrome bar with large Opel logo. With its compact dimensions (length x width x height: 4576 x 1850 x 1704 mm) the crossover takes up no more space than a mid-size passenger car.

The interior is reminiscent of the style and elegance of a luxury sedan. Sporty, contoured seats and center console with Central Info Display (CID) dominate the driver-oriented cockpit. Eye-catching interior features include three large round air vents on the center console and a distinctively shaped handbrake grip. With its elevated seating position, spaciousness and large glazed surfaces, the Opel Antara conveys a casual, easy-going lifestyle. The trunk has a transport volume of up to 1420 liters.

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