Fast, Adam!

Rüsselsheim, September 17, 2014

Now it 's out. Opel sends the sporty Adam S in series production. At the Geneva Motor Show 2014 is the sharpest Adam still showed as a study, almost half a year later, the finished car is now at the Paris Motor Show ( 4th to 19th October 2014). As expected, Opel has left the muscular appearance of the study alive. The Adam S differs from its tamer brothers through a series pulled down low front spoiler, new side skirts, a sporty rear bumper as well as a surprisingly large rear spoiler. Inside there should be four different seat variants, of which the Recaro shells are likely to constitute the most interesting. Optionally a black and red leather package is available, that does not stop even before the steering wheel, shift knob and hand brake lever.

In 8.5 seconds to 100 km / h

Adam S is powered by a new 1.4 - liter turbo with 150 hp and 220 Newton meters of torque, which abut 3000-4500 tours. Compared with the known 1.4 - liter Opel sucker speaks of 50 percent more power and 70 percent more torque. The new unit comes with variable valve timing and a turbocharger integrated into the exhaust manifold. At the Eco - side are a start-stop system, the performance of the Euro - 6 standard and a standard consumption of 6.4 liters. Over a six-speed manual gearbox, the power goes to the front wheels. The performance of the Adam S appear at first glance somewhat disappointing. It can accelerate from zero to 100 km / h takes at least 8.5 seconds, top speed is Opel with " well over 200 km / h" to. By comparison, the 182-hp Ford Fiesta ST need for the standard sprint just 6.9 seconds, and even the Fiat 500 Abarth with 135 hp is here 0.6 seconds faster.

Beginning in 2015 the merchants

Let's hope that the new Adam S can score when cornering robbers. Good signs provide a newly developed performance suspension, a direct responsive steering system, as well as the so-called OPC " S " brake, the peeps with red calipers behind standard 18 - inch wheels with 225 / 35er tires. In addition, there are a factory climate control and LED daytime running lights and taillights. The Adam S is available in ten different colors and will receive four additional roof combinations. The roof painting "Red Fire" ( as pictured ), the S even exclusive. For further customization can arrange any special S - patterns of body and roof or a black and white patterned roof sky checkered flag design. The Opel Adam S is available for purchase from November 2014. Can examine the merchants to him early 2015 A concrete Pricing makes Opel not, if you is based on the Fiat 500 Abarth, but it is apparently not entirely wrong. The fast Italo - dwarf costs depending on the engine from 18,190 to 21,850 euros . ( sw )