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2007 Opel Tigra vs. 1980 Opel Ascona

To start off, 2007 Opel Tigra is newer by 27 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1980 Opel Ascona. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1980 Opel Ascona would be higher. At 1,998 cc (4 cylinders), 1980 Opel Ascona is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Opel Tigra (69 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 12 more horse power than 1980 Opel Ascona. (57 HP @ 4200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Opel Tigra should accelerate faster than 1980 Opel Ascona. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Opel Tigra weights approximately 255 kg more than 1980 Opel Ascona. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1980 Opel Ascona 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 1980 Opel Ascona. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2007 Opel Tigra, 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, 2007 Opel Tigra (170 Nm @ 1750 RPM) has 60 more torque (in Nm) than 1980 Opel Ascona. (110 Nm @ 2400 RPM). This means 2007 Opel Tigra will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1980 Opel Ascona.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Opel Tigra 1980 Opel Ascona
Make Opel Opel
Model Tigra Ascona
Year Released 2007 1980
Body Type Convertible Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1246 cc 1998 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 69 HP 57 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 4200 RPM
Torque 170 Nm 110 Nm
Torque RPM 1750 RPM 2400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 69.6 mm 86.6 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82 mm 85 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 18.0:1 22.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Diesel
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1265 kg 1010 kg
Vehicle Length 3930 mm 4330 mm
Vehicle Width 1690 mm 1680 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1390 mm
Wheelbase Size 2500 mm 2610 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 4.6 L/100km 7.5 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 50 L


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