- Opel ADAM 1.4 LPG ecoFLEX is frugal thanks to Bi-fuel LPG powertrain
- Innovative digital driving range indicator directly in driver’s line of vision
- New Opel ADAM LPG version available ex works from Eisenach plant for first time
- With ADAM LPG Opel now has ten LPG models in portfolio
|New Opel ADAM 1.4 LPG ecoFLEX|
In LPG operation, the 64 kW/87 hp ADAM consumes just 6.9 liters per 100 km (112 g/km CO2 emissions). Compared to a similarly powerful gasoline engine, fuel costs are around 50 percent lower !
|New Opel ECOTEC 1.4 LPG Engine|
In addition, the ADAM 1.4 LPG ecoFLEX is the first Opel ex works LPG model to roll off the assembly line in Eisenach. Prices start at 16,150 euros (RRP incl. VAT in Germany).
With the ADAM 1.4 LPG ecoFLEX, Opel expands its LPG fleet to ten models: the Corsa (three and five-door), Astra (five-door and Sports Tourer), Meriva and Zafira Tourer as well as the new Insignia (four and five-door sedans, Sports Tourer) are already available as Bi-fuel LPG versions.
Extended range with Bi-fuel propulsion concept
The 1.4-liter ecoFlex engine was optimized for operation with liquefied gas. For the LPG variant, engineers reinforced the valves and valve seats and correspondingly adapted engine management. All LPG-specific components including the LPG gas tank designed exclusively for the ADAM were integrated particularly deeply in the vehicle. The goal was to achieve maximum LPG range without compromising on the variety of variants. Thanks to the space-saving installation of the LPG tank under the vehicle floor in the rear, full luggage compartment capacity is also preserved. The additional LPG tank holds up to 35 liters. With that alone, the Opel ADAM covers around 500 km in the combined cycle. In bi-fuel mode with activated gasoline tank, up to 1,200 km are possible.
|New Opel ADAM 1.4 LPG ecoFLEX - Innovative driving range indicator|
|Moving between LPG and gasoline operation is seamless and takes place either automatically or by pressing a switch on the instrument panel. A control lamp then shows LPG operation; as soon as gasoline mode takes over, the lamp goes off.|
|New Opel ADAM 1.4 LPG ecoFLEX - The filler neck for LPG s is directly next to the gasoline filler neck|
Opel LPG model ex works from Eisenach plant for first time
|New Opel ADAM 1.4 LPG ecoFLEX - assembly line in Eisenach|
Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is attractive alternative for environment and budget
|More and more fuel stations offer LPG Europe-wide. Especially Turkey, Poland, Belgium, Ireland, Italy and the Netherland are very well equipped|
Many customers in Germany and Europe value LPG propulsion as an attractive alternative – which is no wonder with a fuel price of around half of that of super unleaded. The government grants a tax bonus up to 2018 for LPG. But it’s not only customers’ wallets that benefit, so does the environment. LPG models emit up to 15 percent less carbon dioxide and up to 80 percent less nitrogen oxide than cars with comparable conventional propulsion. In Germany, the fuel is available at over 6,500 filling stations, which means at almost every second one. In Europe, around 12 million LPG vehicles fill up at over 35,000 filling stations equipped with LPG.
LPG adds one more to countless ADAM variants
With the option to now also fill up with LPG instead of gasoline, the ADAM more than measures up to its reputation as the individualization champion. The urban lifestyle car offers more than 61,000 equipment options for the exterior and nearly 82,000 for the interior – more personalization possibilities than any other car in this class – from numerous color combinations and wheel variants with unique wheel clips to a roof liner with LED stars. In the interior, the ADAM features high-tech innovations like the IntelliLink system that is compatible with both iPhones and Android smartphones. It makes the Opel ADAM the best-connected small car and supports SIRI Eyes Free voice control for the iPhone.
|New Opel ADAM 1.4 LPG ecoFLEX with IntelliLink Infotainment system|