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Vauxhall Vectra II Specs Announced

Wed, 13 Feb 2002
Vauxhall has been allowing a few journalists to drive its new Vectra model and has provided a press pack containing so much information it is difficult to read and impossible to précis here.

The general consensus of opinion between 'Autocar' and 'Auto Express' is that the car has an excellent ride quality but, while handling is a huge improvement on the old Vectra, it is still not quite up to Mondeo standards.

Dimensions of the new Vectra are: length 4,596 mm (15 ft 1in); width 1,798mm (5ft 11in); height: 1,460mm (4ft 9.5in). Luggage volume of the 4-door is 550 litres.

Two petrol and two diesel engines will be available at launch, all four cylinder. A 3.2 litre V6 will follow.

1,796cc belt-driven twin-cam petrol developing 90kW (122ps) at 6,000rpm with 170Nm (125 lb ft) torque at 3,800rpm. 0-60 is quoted at 10.9 seconds, top speed 127mph, Euro combined mpg 36.7 and CO2 emissions 184g/km (£140pa VED). This engine meets Euro 4 emissions limits.

2,198cc chain-driven twin-cam petrol developing 108kW (147ps) at 5,600rpm with 203Nm (150 lb ft) torque at 4,000 rpm. 0-60 of the manual is quoted at 9.9 seconds, top speed 135mph, Euro combined mpg 32.8 and CO2 emissions 206g/km (£155pa VED). This engine meets Euro 4 emissions limits. (Automatic 0-60 10.5 seconds, top speed 131mph, Euro combined mpg 30.1 and CO2 emissions 226g/km (£155pa VED).)

1,994cc chain-driven twin-cam diesel developing 74kW (100ps) at 4,000rpm with 230Nm (170 lb ft) torque at 1,500 rpm. 0-60 is quoted at 12.7 seconds, top speed 120mph, Euro combined mpg 47.9 and CO2 emissions 159g/km (£130pa VED). This engine meets Euro 3 emissions limits.

2,171cc chain-driven twin-cam diesel developing 92kW (125ps) at 4,000rpm with 280Nm (207 lb ft) torque at 1,500 rpm. 0-60 of the manual is quoted at 10.5 seconds, top speed 129mph, Euro combined mpg 43.5 and CO2 emissions 176g/km (£150pa VED). This engine meets Euro 3 emissions limits. (Automatic 0-60 11.5 seconds, top speed 126mph, Euro combined mpg 38.2 and CO2 emissions 200g/km (£160pa VED).)

Brief details of the V6 (not in my press pack) are:- 3,175cc, 208bhp, 300Nm torque, 0-60 in 7.5 seconds, top speed 154mph.

Prices will be announced closer to the June 2002 sale date, but are likely to echo those of the other cars in its class.

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