Senator A1 Senator A2

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The Opel Senator was a big rear-wheel drive sedan built between 1978 and 1993. The Opel Senator was the successor of Opel's not so successful KAD (Kapitän, Admiral, Diplomat) range.

The first generation or Opel Senator A was built between 1978 and 1986 and used a lengthened Opel Rekord E platform. In 1982 The Opel Senator A received a facelift. The facelifted model was called Opel Senator A2. The pre-facelift model is often referred to as Opel Senator A1.

The Opel Senator A could optionally be delivered with a Ferguson four-wheel drive configuration.

The second generation or Opel Senator B was built between 1987 and 1993 and used a lengthened Opel Omega A platform. When the Opel Omega B was launched the Opel Senator B was discontinued.

The Opel Senator A1 was the technical base for the Bitter SC.

Displacement181 cu in2968 cc
Bore x Stroke3.74 in x 2.75 in95,0 mm x 69,8 mm
Compression ratio9.4 : 19,4 : 1
Fuel deliveryBosch L-Jetronic injectionBosch L-Jetronic injection
Horsepower180 hp at 5800 rpm134 kW at 5800 rpm
Torque182 lb ft at 4200 rpm248 Nm at 4200 rpm
Length189.4 in4810 mm
Width68.1 in1730 mm
Height55.7 in1415 mm
Weight (aut./man.)3062 lbs / 3018 lbs1390 kg / 1370 kg
Wheelbase105.7 in2685 mm
Track (Front/Rear)56.9 in / 57.9 in1445 mm / 1470 mm
Wheels6 J 156 J 15
Tires205/60 VR 15205/60 VR 15
Top speed127 mph / 130 mph205 km/h / 210 km/h
Acceleration0 - 60 mph : 10.3 sec / 8.8 sec0-100 km/h : 10,5 sec / 9,0 sec