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2004 Opel Signum vs. 1992 Opel Astra

To start off, 2004 Opel Signum is newer by 12 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1992 Opel Astra. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1992 Opel Astra would be higher. At 1,998 cc (4 cylinders), 1992 Opel Astra is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Opel Signum (173 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 39 more horse power than 1992 Opel Astra. (134 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2004 Opel Signum should accelerate faster than 1992 Opel Astra. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Opel Signum weights approximately 515 kg more than 1992 Opel Astra. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. 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, 2004 Opel Signum (265 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 76 more torque (in Nm) than 1992 Opel Astra. (189 Nm @ 3200 RPM). This means 2004 Opel Signum will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1992 Opel Astra.

Compare all specifications:

2004 Opel Signum 1992 Opel Astra
Make Opel Opel
Model Signum Astra
Year Released 2004 1992
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 1998 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 173 HP 134 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 265 Nm 189 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 3200 RPM
Engine Bore Size 86 mm 86 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86 mm 86 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1560 kg 1045 kg
Vehicle Length 4640 mm 4280 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2840 mm 2620 mm


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