Opel Adam LPG - saving in style
Since the Adam (sold as Vauxhall in Britain, where it does not make much sense to name it Adam, as there was probably no Adam Vauxhall in the firm's history) is by default a city car, so a Diesel engine is not going to be offered as it would just not pay within reasonable amount of time. Still, buyers will be able to get themselves Opel's stylish Mini contenders and slash their fuel bills.
Initially, the Adam will be offered with 1,2- and 1,4-litre engines, churning out 70 and 87/100 PS, respectively. A 0,9-litre, 3-cylinder unit with turbocharging and direct fuel injection has already been announced for near-future debut and allegedly an OPC variant is also on the cards.
Meanwhile, the car is about to be offered with an optional autogas system based on Landi Renzo components, but only with the 70 PS engine. Performance figures promise anything but a pocket rocket, yet the 1,2-litre unit should be sufficient for zipping through traffic and, importantly, should be the most frugal motor available.
The Adam has a tiny trunk with no spare wheel well underneath, so placing an autogas trunk is something of a challenge. According to Opel's Dieter Metz, the Adam's project manager, the LPG container is going to be an innovative structure, currently under development by the firm's engineers. We will keep you to-date with Adam-related news as soon as more information pops up.
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