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1978-1985 OPEL Monza 3.0 specifications

1978-1985 OPEL Monza 3.0 specifications Classic and Performance Car

What the Royale hatchback coupé was to Vauxhall, so the Monza was to Opel. Based on the big Vauxhall Senator, this 1978-86 ‘Autobahnstormer’ was a good-looking and well-equipped three-door coupé which proved agile despite its bulk. Its dramatic straight line ability – 0-60mph in 8.5 seconds, a top speed of 133mph – was made possible by its fuel-injected six-cylinder engine. Variations on the theme included the ES, with a limited-slip differential to better cope with all that power, and the GSE with Recaro seats, digital instrumentation and a prominent rear spoiler.

Production

  • Production:
    43,500
  • Price at launch:
    £9,762
  • Price (excellent)
    £3,500
  • Price (good):
    £2,750
  • Price (average):
    £1,200
  • Price (project):
    £400

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    9.3secs
  • Top speed:
    123.0mph
  • Power:
    148.0bhp
  • Torque:
    170.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    23.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line six
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    electronic fuel injection

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, MacPherson strut, trailing link, coil spring, anti-roll bar
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, semi-trailing arms, coil springs, anti-roll bar
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4692mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2668mm
  • Width:
    1734mm
  • Height:
    1380mm
  • Weight:
    1375kgs

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