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
Weight 1265 Kg
Length 3921 mm
Height 1364 mm
Wheelbase 2491 mm
Front Track 1429 mm
Rear Track 1420 mm
Ground Clearance n/a
Fuel Capacity 45 liters
Engine location front
Engine alignment transverse
Drive Wheels Front wheel drive
Steering n/a
Fuel Supply System SMPFi
Max Power 124HP (91 kW) @ 6000 rpm
Max Torque 165Nm @ 4600 rpm
CO2 Emissions 185 g/Km
Engine Coolant water
Displacement 1796 cc
Bore 80 mm
Stroke 88 mm
Cam Design DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)
Cylinders 4 INLINE
Valves per cylinder 4
Total Valves 16
Compression Ratio 10.5:1
Aspiration Normal
Front Brakes VeDi
Rear Brakes Di-S-ABS
Standard Wheels 6.5J x 15 / 6.5J x 15
Standard Tyres 185/60 R 15 H / 185/60 R 15 H
Suspension Front I.MS.W.ARB.
Suspension Rear TBAx.CS.
Transmission manual
Number of gears 5
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h 9.4 seconds
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h n/a
Top Speed n/a
City 10.9 l/100km
Road 5.8 l/100km
Mixt 7.7 l/100km