Opel Senator - car review

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Senator debut took place in the distant 1978. Then the company Opel took the car to the role of the top model. The first-generation Senator was introduced as a sedan and had impressive dimensions (4811x1728x1415) and a wheelbase of 2683 mm. Vehicle curb weight was 1370 kg.

Under the hood of the Opel Senator were powerful engines: 2.5i, 3.0i and 3.0i CD. Automatic gearboxes were installed normally, manual under the order. Front independent suspension McPherson, rear - independent, on oblique levers. Disc brakes with amplifier.

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Front ventilated discs with a diameter of 10.7 inches, rear non-ventilated, with a diameter of 11 inches. Wheels - cast, alloy, 6Jx14. Established tires - 195/70-HR14. The braking system due to the use of all disk mechanisms and the ABS system is very effective.

Opel Senator second generation appeared in 1987. This car was built on the platform of the first generation Omega. The line of power units was represented by two engines. One was inherited from its predecessor (2.5i / 140 hp), the other was borrowed from the Opel Omega A - 3.0i / 156 hp.

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Voracious engines, fuel consumption of about 14 liters per 100 km. Cars of this generation were distinguished by a rich standard equipment. A distinctive feature of the exterior of the Senator is a massive grille, the lower part of which โ€œcrashesโ€ into the front bumper, and a wide side window in the rear pillar, emphasizing the greater length of the car. To match the appearance and beauty. The interior is clearly made with a claim to the importance and solidity. Thresholds are trimmed with aluminum lining.

The front panel is decorated with decorative wooden inserts, and a large center console, lined with leather. The side air deflectors on the upper part of the front door cards look original. Opel Senator second generation is characterized by a good build quality, although anti-corrosion resistance is still the weak point of this model. A spacious comfortable lounge on request could be equipped with a sufficiently large number of options. All seats are wide and comfortable.

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Both front seats are equipped with a variety of adjustments, allowing you to change not only the longitudinal location of the pillow and the angle of the back, but also the height of the seat, as well as the side angle and the depth of the lumbar support. The car was equipped with both 5-speed manual gearbox and 4-speed automatic. Independent and energy-intensive suspension provides the car a great smoothness, without creating discomfort when driving. Senator had: automatic transmission, electropackage (electric heated mirrors, electric windows, heated seats), power steering, tinted windows, fog lamps, velor interior (leather to order). Senator second generation has a good sound insulation.

In 1988, a 3-liter engine producing 177 hp appeared under the hood. In 1989, the 3.0i 24V CD / 204 hp appeared. In 1990, the 3.0i / 156 hp engine was removed from production, and the Omega power unit came to replace it - 2.6i / 150 hp. In December 1992, an old 3-liter 12-valve engine (177 hp) and a 2.6-liter engine completely disappeared from the powertrain range. Only one is left - 3.0i 24V.

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