Introducing the Opel ‘Adam S’

Last week, ahead of the Geneva Motors Show, Opel unveiled the seductively sporty Adam. The ‘Adam S’ is a close to production performance hatch with a 1.4-litre Turbo Ecotec  engine, sports-tuned suspension, OPC braking system, distinctive ‘Red ’n’ Roll’ styling and impeccably blends power with zestful, sharp-edged responses.

The Adam S made its public debut on the Opel stand at the 84th Geneva Motor Show alongside new Adam models powered by the new generation three-cylinder 1.0 Ecotec Direct Injection Turbo engine and the new crossover ‘Adam Rocks’.

The extended range on display shows how diverse and fun the Adam family will look a year from now where the Adam S will then top the Adam family as a series production model adding muscle and punch to Adam’s outstanding attributes as the best-connected small car on the market offering unrivalled individualisation opportunities.

With 150hp and 220 Nm of torque on tap, the special new variant of the 1.4-litre Turbo Ecotec unit in the Adam S boasts a specific power output exceeding 100hp/litre.

It is a turbocharged, high performance engine derived from the Adam’s existing four-cylinder, 1.4-litre unit, that has been exclusively developed for the Adam S.

It delivers 50 percent more horsepower and 70 percent more torque than its naturally-aspirated 1.4-litre sibling. Combined to a six-speed manual gearbox, it propels the Adam S to a top speed of 220 km/h.

The 1.4 Turbo engine in the Adam S includes dual cam phasing for continuously variable valve timing and a turbo-charger integrated within the exhaust manifold for reduced weight and compact packaging.

Numerous weight-saving features include a cast iron block with a hollow frame structure, hollow-cast camshafts and a plastic intake manifold. Start/Stop technology is naturally fitted, and the engine already meets the future Euro 6 emission standards.

More power is just part of this pocket rocket’s appeal – it also has a specially-tuned performance chassis developed exclusively for the Adam S and direct, sharp performance steering to match.

The pure stopping power is evident on display with the installation of larger OPC performance ‘S’ Red Brakes including 16-inch front and 15-inch rear discs featuring red-painted callipers.

This close-to-production Adam features black rear privacy glass, LED daytime running and rear tail lights, electronic climate control and Opel’s award-winning, sophisticated IntelliLink system that offers state-of-the-art connectivity and apps.

This infotainment system is fully compatible with latest smartphones using both Android and Apple iOS. It provides USB and Bluetooth connectivity, audio streaming, seven speakers and a 7-inch high-definition colour touch-screen.

Opel’s smart IntelliLink system also provides navigation by the BringGo app, as well as the Stitcher and TuneIn apps.

The integration of Apple iOS devices into the system enables use of the Siri Eyes Free voice control function.

Its safe and easy-to-use technology which makes Adam the best connected small car on the market.N30S1Pic

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