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Opel Kadett GSI 16V (Type E) specs

Car type Compact
Curb weight 1030-1070 kg (2271-2359 lbs)
Introduced 1988
Origin country Germany
Gas mileage 9.2 l/100 km (26 mpg US / 31 mpg UK)
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Lap times

Performance

0 - 100 kph7.6 s
Est. 0 - 60 mph7.3 s
0 - 100 mph19.7 s
Est. 1/8 mile10.9 s @ 77.0 mph
1/4 mile15.7 s
Top speed218 kph (135 mph)
Est. emissions220 g/km
Opel Kadett GSI 16V acceleration graph

Powertrain specs

Engine type 4 inline 16v
Displacement 2.0 l (122 ci)
Power 150 ps (148 bhp / 110 kw)
Torque 196 Nm (145 lb-ft)
Power / liter 75 ps (74 hp)
Power / weight 142 ps (140 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 187 Nm (138 lb-ft) / t
Efficiency 16 PS per l/100 km
Transmission 5
Layout front engine, front wheel drive

More 0-60 and 1/4 mile times

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Corvolet3  4m ago

This car really was ahead of its time.


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slowestlaps  6m ago

AutoZeitung ClassicCars (3/2018):
0-100kph: 7.6 s
Top Speed: 218 kph
Fuel: 9.2 l/100 km
Weight: 1070 kg


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Santos  6y ago

Please add laptime for Tsukuba Battle of november 1990 :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V13b95jGZ0M

At 6:18

1:14.20 Nissan Pulsar GTI
1:14.78 Honda DA6 Integra Coupé
1:15.68 Nissan NX
1:15.91 VW Golf MkII GTI 2.0 16V 5-door
1:16.80 Opel Kadett GSI 2.0 16V
1:17.00 Peugeot 205 GTI 1.9


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keith  8y ago

1991 corolla GT APEX with 1.6L non turbo pushes out 118kw with no turbos, its faster than this 2.0L car.


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Iggz  8y ago

Randomly seeing this kadett reminded me of a seemingly endless battle between BMW E30 and the 'superboss' (kadett GSI). Those plus vw golf were only cars we were able to afford, if any , towards end of school (i lived in germany for 10 years) Honest , light cars with none of this crash zone, airbag, sat nav stuff making our cars far too heavy. Nowadays we pay money for options and even more money on top of that to get those same options removed.. Miss good old 90s !


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Shaggy  8y ago

Oliver's descendant =D


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Iggz  8y ago

..but seriously , it is supposed to be a 180 kw one. Must be a cup light one :

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=56A6MD5TE4g


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Iggz  8y ago

Check out the acceleration of a turbo charged kadett, simply INSANE !

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CVEwWbtcIOo


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keith  10y ago

A 1.6L 20v corolla which weighs about the same, pushes 118kw. it should be this 2.0L car!


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Martin  12y ago

Take a look at this one, as for being the fastest hot hatch at the time. 1.5 liters engine..
Link: http://www.fastestlaps.com/car_Renault_5_Maxi-Turbo_street_car_version_limited_edition_200.html


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Yaspaa  12y ago

LionessROARS - what about cosworths?


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LionessROARS  13y ago

what car tested one of the first 1988 16v models without the cat it was much faster they stated:
0-60 6.9
0-100 18.2
30-70 6.4
top speed 132 mph
this was the 156 bhp, the only Hothatch that could keep with it at the time was the MG Maestro Turbo, had faster 0-60 time of 6.6, slower top end at 128 mph. had 150 bhp but loads of tourqe if i remember 170ish! which when you consider the weight of cars then its mid range must of been superb.
the 150bhp with Cat was tested again by what car in 1991
0-60 7.7
0-100 19.2
30-70 7.4


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Algirdas  13y ago

to george serbia:
this link i cant open, maybe it is anather link with road test


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Algirdas  13y ago

I have this car and the car isnt rusted. I now that stock kadett can reach 100 in 7s. It is very cheap and fast car


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george serbia  13y ago

I think that if you search for real road tests, like this http://home.worldonline.co.za/~blomje/KADETT%20GSi%2016V%20September%201989.html
You will find time of 0-100 kmh to be somewhere in the region 7,2-7,5 sec and 0-160 kmh about 18 sec. Quarter mile about 15,5. Remember, there were two versions of Kadett GSi 16v- with catalyst 150 PS and without 156 PS


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FastestLaps  13y ago

This and the previous generation of Opel cars gave Opel the bad name that current Opel cars don't deserve.

Actually, it is believed that in quite winter nights the only sound you can hear is the sound of Opels rusting near by.

It is a stupid joke but it ilustrates how bad the quality and rust-proofing was.


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former opel owner  13y ago

Sure it was fast, but:
- the shock absorbers lasted 100 km
- the whole car was just consumed by rust when it was 8 years old.