Opel Vectra AOpel Vectra — the car of the German concern Opel. As of 2009 there is three consistently replacing each other in version time: Vectra A, B, C.
Vectra of the first generation succeeded in 1988 model year to the outdated Ascona model on average a class. By the way, the name Vectra does not mean anything — it was one of the first cars with completely "synthetic" name chosen as the computer. Was issued from 1988 to 1995. In 1989 the car took the second place in a competition the European car of year. In total more than 2 million copies of Vectra A were produced.
The majority of cars were front-wheel; there was also all-wheel drive version which did not gain distribution in view of complexity and high cost of service and repair, possessing the 150th strong 2-liter engine
Cars were completed with the 1,4, 1,6, 1,8, 2,0, 2,5 l petrol engines. and also 1,7 l diesel engines.
1,4, 1,6, 1,8, 2,0 l petrol engines. were issued with one camshaft of the top arrangement (SOHC). They had a capacity from 75 to 129 h.p. In a year after the beginning of release of model the carburetor engine 14NV (1.4 l.) 75 h.p. was laid off in view of discrepancy to the European environmental standard, it was succeeded by the C16NZ engine (1.6 l.) same power. The most powerful in scale of SOHC motors was 20SEH of 2 l., differing from similar to it 20NE (115 h.p.) other extent of compression (10,0:1) and the camshaft with big raising of cams. Diesel engine of 1,7 l. with power from 55 to 82 h.p. was developed by the Isuzu company.
2,0 l engines. 2,5 l possessed two camshafts (DOHC), and. V6 had two cam-shafts on each number of cylinders. On modification 2000 and GT the C20XE engine (150 h.p.) which had also the version with C20LET turbo-supercharging (204 h.p.) was installed. Since 1993 the X20XEV engine (136 h.p.) differing from C20XE in low noise level and vibrations and also the best environmental friendliness entered scale of DOHC motors. L V6 2,5 engine. (170 h.p.) was established during the period from 1993 to 1994 on cars in the maximum complete sets.
Injector petrol eight-valve engines could use gasoline with octane number 92 or 95 that was provided with change of control of an electronic control unit with a crossing point of yellow color. which is in the region of the left rack. But it is necessary to notice that the octane number in the 1990s undersigned as 91, 95, 98 that was renamed subsequently in 92\95\98 respectively.
On cars mechanical 5-staged transmissions, and also automatic 4-staged hydromechanical were installed by the check point of the Japanese firm Aisin. Also there was a version with the 6-staged F28 transmission which was established on Vectra Turbo which was issued from 1993 to 1995.
At the majority of cars a lobby — independent like McPherson with the stabilizer of cross stability, back — semi-independent, with the stabilizer of cross stability (only on l models 1,8 and 2,0.). The all-wheel drive modifications which entered mass production since 1990 were equipped with an original independent back suspension bracket. Also independent back suspension bracket was established on the modification 2000 which was issued till 1992.
Sedan or Hatchback. Since 1993 at side doors the strengthening elements for protection of passengers at side crash began to be established. At the end of 1992 the model underwent restyling, having received other lobby and back optics, a new front grille with an emblem, overlays of bumpers. Basic complete sets of the car began to be equipped with ABS.