Opel Tigra: Is It What You Need
The name Opel Tigra has been applied to 2 cars designed and produced by the German carmaker, both based on diverse generations of Cors Supermini. The first generation was produced in Spain, while the second was made in France.
The initial Tigra was a mini 2+2 coupe, manufactured during 1994 – 2000, while the latter convertible roadster model was launched in the year 2004. In the United Kingdom, Tigra was marketed as Vauxhall Tigra, while it was sold as Holden Tigra in Australia and Chevrolet Tigra in Mexico, Argentina and Brazil.
After its non-existence for around 4 years, the automaker revived the badge Tigra in Oct. 2004 for an all-new sports car that was based on 3rd gen Corsa. TigraTwinTop was a 2-seat coupe convertible integrated with a detachable hardtop similar to Peugeot 206 CC with respect to style. Heuliez, the French coachbuilder produced the Tigra.
Similar to its precursor, TigraTwinTop was offered with 2 petrol engines: the base variant came equipped with a 1.4L 90 PS engine belonging to Family 0 and the range-topper came with a 1.8L Ecotec 125 PS from CorsaGSi. An economic variant, which made use of the 1.3 multijet diesel engine of Fiat, was launched in 2005.
The 2nd gen was sold in Australia as XC-series Holden Tigra, just with the 1.8L engine.
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Technical Characteristics of Opel Tigra
Technical Characteristics of 2004 Opel Tigra TwinTop 1.8 produced by Opel (DE).
|Body Type||Drop-head coupe (cabriolet; convertible) 2 doors / 2 seats|
|Front Track||1429 mm|
|Rear Track||1420 mm|
|Fuel Capacity||45 liters|
|Drive Wheels||Front wheel drive|
|Fuel Supply System||SMPFi|
|Max Power||124HP (91 kW) @ 6000 rpm|
|Max Torque||165Nm @ 4600 rpm|
|CO2 Emissions||185 g/Km|
|Cam Design||DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)|
|Valves per cylinder||4|
|Standard Wheels||6.5J x 15 / 6.5J x 15|
|Standard Tyres||185/60 R 15 H / 185/60 R 15 H|
|Number of gears||5|
|Acceleration 0-100 Km/h||9.4 seconds|
|Acceleration 80-120 Km/h||n/a|