BMW-i3-killer by Opel?

Rüsselsheim, 24 August 2016

With the Ampera, a plug-in hybrid, Opel had caused a stir already some time ago. Now the brand's successor, all-electric wants to start with: at the motor show in Paris (1 to 16 October 2016) stands as a world premiere of the Ampera e.

Bolts brother

The Opel Ampera-e, is not a real surprise. Already beginning 2016 corporate parent General had presented motor 4.17 meter long Chevrolet bolt, where the Ampera e visually how technically oriented. The direction is clear: you want to annoy BMW as well with the i3 as Tesla. High capacitive batteries, which are flat mounted in floor design making it possible. So, there should be other than once in the Ampera space for five passengers and a luggage compartment at the level of the compact class.

Sporty driving performance

Opel not still reveals too many key figures of the Ampera e. The battery performance is equivalent to 150 kilowatts according to 204 Horsepower, making the Opel is stronger than a BMW i3 25 kilowatts. The continuously available maximum torque is 360 Newton-meter (i3: 250 nm). From zero to 50 km/h to the Ampera e in 3.2 seconds Sprint, from 80 to 120 km/h rich 4.4 seconds. These are values from conventional OPC sports models.

Promising range

Maximum creates the Ampera e 150 km/h, inside there is a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to seven devices and connectivity of smartphones by Apple CarPlay or Android car. And how far will the current Opel? To do this, it does not react yet, therefore we look briefly at the Chevrolet bolt. A lithium-ion battery with 60 kilowatt-hours capacity there is to him. He should be good for a range of around 320 kilometers. Quite possible so that the Opel Ampera-e of Electromobility in Germany in the truest sense of the Word gives a boost. (rh)