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2004 Opel Signum vs. 1994 Opel Omega

To start off, 2004 Opel Signum is newer by 10 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1994 Opel Omega. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1994 Opel Omega would be higher. At 2,498 cc (6 cylinders), 1994 Opel Omega is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Opel Signum (173 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 44 more horse power than 1994 Opel Omega. (129 HP @ 4500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2004 Opel Signum should accelerate faster than 1994 Opel Omega. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Opel Signum weights approximately 35 kg more than 1994 Opel Omega. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1994 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 1994 Opel Omega. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2004 Opel Signum, 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, 2004 Opel Signum (265 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 15 more torque (in Nm) than 1994 Opel Omega. (250 Nm @ 2200 RPM). This means 2004 Opel Signum will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1994 Opel Omega.

Compare all specifications:

2004 Opel Signum 1994 Opel Omega
Make Opel Opel
Model Signum Omega
Year Released 2004 1994
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 2498 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 173 HP 129 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4500 RPM
Torque 265 Nm 250 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 2200 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Diesel
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1560 kg 1525 kg
Vehicle Length 4640 mm 4790 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2840 mm 2740 mm


 

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