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Opel Kadett D

Overview

Produced: 1979-1984, 2092140 produced.
Types: Estate,4 doors,4 seats
Hatchback,4 seats(Hatchback Saloon)
Saloon,2 doors,4 seats
Opel Kadett (1979)

The Kadett D was introduced in 1979, going on sale in the UK some five months before the British version, the Vauxhall Astra Mark 1, was launched in April 1980. All models were designed as three- or five-door hatchbacks and estates or station wagons. There were also two- and four-door sedans, which used the same bodyshells as the hatchbacks, but these were soon dropped.

Technologically, the Kadett D was a major departure, as it was Opel and Vauxhall's first front wheel drive car. It also introduced the Family II engine design with an single overhead camshaft, aluminium alloy cylinder head, hydraulic valve lifters, with capacities of 1300 and 1600 cc, and had a unique transaxle design which allowed the clutch to be replaced without removing the transmission unit. Later, an 1800 cc version was introduced for the Kadett/Astra GTE model. This range of engines was also used for later models of the Corsa/Nova, and the mid-sized Cavalier/Ascona. The Kadett D was also equipped with a 1600 cc diesel engine that was possible to drive as cheap as 5.0 L/100 km, and a carry-over 1196cc OHV engine.

Source: Wikipedia

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
993ccS4 OHV72mm x 61mm0
1297ccS4 OHV0mm x 0mm0
1598ccS4 OHV0mm x 0mm0
1796ccS4 OHV0mm x 0mm0
1598ccS4 OHC0mm x 0mm0
1196ccS4 OHVOpel OHV (Kaddett engine)79mm x 61mm0

Drivetrain and Suspension

DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension
F/F

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