Opel Adam goes LPG

Posted on Thursday, 22 August 2013 , 11:08:21 byTheodora

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Opel Adam goes LPG

Opel is one of the most technologically advanced automobile manufacturers in Europe. They have a quite long and rich history. The company is shaped by the staff’s passion for cars. The focus is on making journeys more efficient, comfortable and enjoyable. And now the Opel officials are thinking about manufacturing a more economical bi-fuel version of the Opel Adam, which can use LPG.

In some countries, LPG has been used since the 1940s as a petrol alternative for spark ignition engines and although it has both advantages and disadvantages, Opel tries to break the ice with their Adam version. The new version of the Opel Adam is powered by a 1.4 LPG ecoFLEX engine capable of generating 87 HP (64 kW), combining liquefied petroleum gas and gasoline. The vehicle has a fuel consumption of 6.9 liters / 100 km (34 mpg US or 41 mpg UK) and the CO2 emissions are only 112 g/km when running on LPG. Compared to a similar gasoline only engine, fuel costs are reduced by 50 percent.

With its Adam LPG, Opel now has ten LPG models in its fleet of cars. The LPG tank has been set under the floor at the back of the vehicle, without influencing in any way the cargo room. The capacity of the LPG tank is of 35 liters, which are enough for the Adam to run about 500 km (310 miles) in the combined cycle. Paired with the gasoline tank it will be enough for 1,200 km (745 miles). Many customers in Germany and Europe value LPG propulsion as an attractive alternative, so for them the starting price of the Adam LPG version, 16,150 EUR (VAT included), will be affordable.