Opel Kadett E 1.8 GSi group A (1984)
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1967: Opel Kadett B Coupe Rallye
1975: Opel Kadett C GT/E
1978: Opel Kadett C GT/E 2.0
1982: Opel Kadett D GT/E
1984: Opel Kadett E 1.8 GSi
1987: Opel Kadett E 2.0 GSi
1988: Opel Kadett E GSi 16V
1992: Opel Astra F GSI 16V
Development level
Group B
Group A
Group N
Production

Also call Vauxhall Astra GT/E (Great Britain)
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Specifications

Group/Class A/7 Homologation number: A 5242 and A 5255 (Vauxhall)
Years active 1985 - 1987 Homologation start: 1/11/1984 and 1/2/1985 (Vauxhall)
Engine
Type GM Family II 18SE, straight 4cyl, 4 stroke, petrol engine located front transverse
Capacity 1796 cc WRC: 1796 cc
Bore x Stroke (mm) 84.8 x 79.5
Compression ratio 11.4:1
Output power - torgue 170 HP / 7200 rpm 19.9 kgm (195 Nm) / 5200 rpm
Main bearings 5 of 58mm diameter connecting rod big end bearing internal diameter 49mm
Materials block: cast iron cylinderhead: aluminium alloy, 96mm height
Cams/valves single overhead camshaft (SOHC), belt driven 2 valves/cyl. - 8 valves total
Aspiration natural, Bosch Motronic ML4.1 multipoint electronic fuel injection
Ignition EZ61 electronic, firing order 1-3-4-2
Cooling system watercooled
Lubrication system wet sump
Transmission
Type front wheel drive F16 5 speed gearbox
Gearbox ratios F16/5W, 1st: 3.42/1
2nd: 1.95/1
3rd: 1.28/1
4th: 0.89/1
5th: 0.71/1
R: 3.33/1
F16/5C, 1st: 3.42/1
2nd: 2.16/1
3rd: 1.48/1
4th: 1.12/1
5th: 0.89/1
R: 3.33/1
Diffrential ratio 3.74/1, 3.94/1, 4.800/1 helical gears limited slip front differential
Clutch dry single disk
Chassis-body
Type steel monocoque chassis of General Motors T platform with roll-cage and front suspension steel sub-frame. 3 door hatchback steel bodyshell with plastic bumbers
Front suspension mac pherson strut with lower wishbone, coil springs (tarmac 200 lbs), telescopic gas shock absorbers and anti roll bar
Rear suspension trailing arm with coil springs (tarmac 200 lbs), telescopic gas shock absorbers and anti roll bar
Steering system rack and pinion
Brakes ventilated disks all around, 288/256mm front disk diameter, 265mm rear disk diameter dual circuit with servo, adjustable ratio split front to rear
Dimensions
length: 3.998 m (157.4") width: 1.663 m (65.5") height: 1.395 m (54.9")
wheelbase: 2.520 m (99.2") front track: 1.406 m (55.4") rear track: 1.406 m (55.4")
Rims - tires 14" or 15" Michelin, gravel:
M4 or M5, 14/60-14XT (175/70-14),
L81 or L91, 16/62-15 (195/60x15),
snow: 15/65-15 (195/65R15)
Weight 980 kg
Weight/power 5.8 kg/HP
Fuel tank
Drag coefficient 0.30

Results in WRC

Statistics

1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 Total
Works
Races 1 1
Entries/finishes 1/1 1/1 (40%)
Others
Races 1 3/(1) 4 +4 1 11/(1)
Entries/finishes 1/0 10/6 12/8 13/3 1/1 37/18 (48.6%)
Total WRC results
Races 1 3 4 5 1 12/(1)
Entries/finishes 1/0 10/6 12/8 14/4 1/1 38/19 (50%)

Races

Works team: GM Euro Sport

Season

Group A classification is noted in brackets
Entry Rally event
Driver
Codriver
Team M.C (SVE)
Entry list
POR KEN TdC GRE N.Z ARG FIN S.R (CdI) RAC
Kenneth Eriksson
Ragnar Spjuth
Opel Team Sweden gear box
Statistics
Others starts/finishes 1/0 1/0

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