Opel Commodore C
1977 to 1982
Body versions :
Saloon , station wagon
Gasoline engines :
The Opel Commodore C is a car from Opel AG , which in August 1977 as a successor to the Opel Commodore B was introduced.Until the facelift in October 1982, the Commodore C was located between Rekord E and Opel Senator A it was also sold in the UK as Vauxhall Viceroy. Apparently, the segment had become too narrow for its own model, since the Senator from 1982 was also available with the 2.5-liter engine.
Although already presented in 1977, the Commodore C only iintroduced n October 1978 as two and four-door notchback sedan. It had the long front end of the Opel Senator and the 2.5-liter six-cylinder engine of its predecessor.From September 1980, an overdrive transmission was installed, in which electrically (via the steering column lever), the fifth gear could be switched on. On request, there was also a 3-speed automatic.
From May 1981, the engine was also available with an L-Jetronic injection system and 130 hp. This engine was also used in the Senator and Monza (here, however, with 136 hp) to round off the series down (the 2.5 E replaces the variant 2.8 S in Senator and Monza). The Commodore C had the simple rigid axle and, from the A-pillar, the body of the Opel Rekord E 1, but instead of the 4-hole wheel recordings of the record were the 5-hole recordings and the ventilated disc brake system of Senator / Monza (only on the front axle) in combination with the drum brake of the Commodore B 2,5 S used.
The Commodore was equipped with numerous optional extras such as cruise control, heated seats, electric windows, electric mirrors, air conditioning and a special feature air conditioning in conjunction with steel sunroof and, for example, pneumatic level lift.The badly negotiable two-door variant was deleted in June 1981 from the range. For this already appeared in April 1981, a luxurious combination variant, which received the nickname Voyage . Of this, however, only 3440 copies were produced in 16 months, making the Commodore Voyage one of the least-built mass-produced cars.
In August 1982, the production of the Commodore was discontinued. The market segment between senator and record had become too narrow, so that this model series remained without a successor. Opel also fears in-house competition between Rekord 2.0 E and Commodore 2.5 S and Commodore 2.5 E and Senator 2.5 E. However, there was a "Commodore C2" from spring 1983 until the end of 1989 in South Africa, with the front end of the Senator A2 and the heck of the record E2.
Overall, the Commodore C between August 1978 and August 1982 80 820 copies were made.
Technical data Opel Commodore C
Engines:Gasoline 2.5 liters (85-96 kW)
Engine type: 6-cylinder in-line engine (four-stroke)
Bore × stroke: 87 × 69.8 mm
Compression: 9.2: 1
Fuel supply: downdraft carburetor and Electronic Bosch Injection (L-Jetronic)
Cooling: water cooling
Transmission: 4-speed gearbox,.With overdrive or three-speed automatic
Front suspension: MacPherson struts with lower wishbone
Rear suspension: Rigid axle 4 trailing links, Panhard rod five- link axle coil springs
Body: Sheet steel, self-supporting
Track front / rear: 1443/1424 mm
Displacement: 2461 cc
Length: 4620-4678 mm
Width: 1720-1726 mm
Height: 1470 mm
Wheelbase: 2668 mm
Curb weight: 1145-1305 kg
Empty weight: 1250-1360 kg
Maximum speed: 180-190 km / h