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1996 Opel Vectra vs. 2000 Opel Omega

To start off, 2000 Opel Omega is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1996 Opel Vectra. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1996 Opel Vectra would be higher. At 5,666 cc (8 cylinders), 2000 Opel Omega is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2000 Opel Omega (305 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 191 more horse power than 1996 Opel Vectra. (114 HP @ 5400 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2000 Opel Omega should accelerate faster than 1996 Opel Vectra. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2000 Opel Omega weights approximately 44 kg more than 1996 Opel Vectra. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2000 Opel Omega is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2000 Opel Omega. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1996 Opel Vectra, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2000 Opel Omega (450 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 280 more torque (in Nm) than 1996 Opel Vectra. (170 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 2000 Opel Omega will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1996 Opel Vectra.

Compare all specifications:

1996 Opel Vectra 2000 Opel Omega
Make Opel Opel
Model Vectra Omega
Year Released 1996 2000
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1799 cc 5666 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 114 HP 305 HP
Engine RPM 5400 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 170 Nm 450 Nm
Torque RPM 3600 RPM 4400 RPM
Drive Type Front Rear
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1266 kg 1310 kg


 

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