Opel Corsa B GSI Specifications

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Opel Corsa B GSI Specifications
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The Opel Corsa is a compact hatchback sedan that has been manufactured by General Motors since 1982. The Corsa "B" stood for the second generation that was produced from 1993 until 2000. It is produced exclusively for the European and Australian markets and is also known as the Vauxhall Corsa and the Holden Barina. The GSi model is the high-performance trim.

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The second-generation, three-door, five-passenger Corsa B is 146.8 inches long, 63.3 inches wide, 55.9 inches high and 96.2 inches in wheelbase. This produces a length-to-wheelbase ratio of 1.53 to 1, a passenger space of 170.57 cubic feet, a cargo capacity of 9.18 cubic feet, an estimated frontal area of 21.1 square feet and a drag coefficient of 0.35. 165/80-R13 tires are fitted throughout. The Corsa GLi has a total curb weight of 960kg..


The four-cylinder inline engine has four valves per cylinder in double overhead camshaft (DOHC) configurations. An engine displacement of 97.5 cubic inches and a unitary capacity of 24.378 cubic inches per cylinder is derived from a bore and stroke of 3.11 and 3.21 inches. The engine is controlled by a front-wheel drive, five-speed manual transmission.


A new Opel Corsa B GLi in 1993 had a top speed of 121mph and an acceleration of zero to 62mph in 9.5 seconds. This was a result of a maximum output of 108.6 horsepower at 6,000rpm, a maximum torque of 110.6ft.-lb. at 3,800rpm, a specific output of 1.114 brake horsepower per cubic inch and a specific torque of 0.82ft.-lb. per cubic inch.

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