The Opel Astra Coupé was launched in March 2000 and was initially available only with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder 16V engine with 115 hp. The standard specification of the Opel Astra Coupe 1.8 16V include electric windows and mirrors, sports seats, leather steering wheel, remote-controlled central locking and 16-inch alloy wheels. In June 2000, the 147-hp version of the Opel Astra Coupé was presented. The newly developed aluminum four-valve engine with 2.2 liter displacement allows - also thanks to good aerodynamics (Cd 0.28) - a top speed of 215 km / h About the basic equipment also waiting for the Opel Astra Coupe 2.2 16V with air conditioning, board computer, cruise control and the audio unit CDR 500. The four-seat Opel Astra Coupe, whose optical characteristics are the continuous side graphics with harmoniously curved roof line (thanks to frameless doors) and the striking front air vents, is made in the new factory of the famous Italian coachbuilder and design studios Bertone. Successor to the Opel Astra Coupé is the Opel Astra GTC.