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October 2001

Model Year 2002

The Opel Omega

 New six-cylinder turbo-diesel with common-rail direct injection

 ESP standard for all six-cylinder models from November
 DVD system for station wagon in 2002

Rüsselsheim. An array of modifications and upgrades will further increase the appeal
of Opel’s top-of-the-line Omega. Most important is the introduction of a six cylinder
common-rail turbo-diesel engine rated at 110 kW/150 hp. The smooth-running,
2.5-liter inline engine with four valves per cylinder and direct injection has strong
torque (maximum 300 Nm between 1750 and 3000 rpm) and low fuel consumption
(7.6 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers). The Omega with the 2.5 DTI engine has a top
speed of 208 km/h and accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in just 10.5 seconds.

In November 2001, the new Omega 2.5 DTI will be available with a new smooth-
shifting, five-speed automatic transmission. Also in November, Opel will fit all Omega
six-cylinder models (2.6 V6, 3.2 V6 and 2.5 DTI) with ESP (electronic stability
program) as standard, along with TC Plus traction control. In the new model year, the
Omega will be distinguished by a special honeycomb grille and larger Opel badge. In
2002, a DVD system for station wagon models will make the Omega’s infotainment
package even more attractive. With this new feature, rear seat passengers will be
able to watch cinema-quality films, play CDs or plug in a games console or camcorder
while traveling.

Success Story: 750,000 Opel Omegas Sold

With nearly 750,000 units sold, the current Omega – including its sister model the
Cadillac Catera – is among the most successful contenders in the upper mid-size
segment. More than half of the total were bought in Germany, while Great Britain,
Switzerland and Holland also have been important markets. The particularly spacious
and elegant station wagon has made a major contribution to the success of the
Omega, with almost 45 percent of all customers since 1994 choosing this versatile
vehicle. In fact, in Germany and Switzerland more than 55 percent of all Omega
buyers have opted for the station wagon. In Great Britain and France, the classic
sedan was the preferred choice of more than 75 percent of buyers.

European preferences differ even more in terms of engines. In France, about 85

percent of all Omega buyers fill up with diesel; while in Germany the figure is around
30 percent, and in Great Britain only seven percent. But there is an unmistakable
trend towards diesels: in 1999 they accounted for only around 20 percent of the
market in Europe, but the figure had risen to almost 28 percent in the first six months
of this year. Marketing experts at Opel believe that the shift towards diesel will
become even greater with the Omega’s new common rail diesel for the 2002 model

New Trim and Equipment Levels

The ‘Club’ station wagon is the new entry-level Omega. Its standard features include
two full-size front airbags and two side airbags, power exterior mirrors and power front
windows, electronic climate control which can be controlled separately by the driver
and front seat passenger, a clean-air filter system (pollen and active carbon filter),
steering wheel with height adjustment, triple information display, heat-deflecting glass
and a central locking system with radio remote control.

The Omega ‘Selection’ is designed to be the high-volume model in the Omega range.
It can be ordered as a station wagon or sedan. This attractive package includes 16-
inch light alloy wheels (7 J x 16, tires: 225/55 R16), leather-covered steering wheel

with radio remote control, the CDR 2005 stereo radio with CD player, power front and
rear windows and storage pockets on the back of the front seats.

The Omega ‘Sport’ appeals to the enthusiast driver with 7.5J x 17 alloy wheels (tires:
235/45 R17), a stiffer chassis, bucket front seats and aluminum interior décor. Xenon
headlamps and fog lights are standard features with this model, as is the in-car
computer. At Opel, Xenon headlamps are always accompanied by dynamic beam
leveling and a high-pressure washer system.

The Omega ‘Design Edition’, with its metallic/mineral effect paint, dark green leather
furnishings, two-color leather-covered steering wheel and mahogany decor, is an
appealing alternative. Standard features which are not included in the ‘Selection’
series are an in-car computer, the audio/navigation system NCDC 2013 with
integrated 4 x CD changer, a color display for showing maps, Xenon headlamps, front
fog lights, a ‘Solar Reflect’ windshield and seat occupancy detection for the front
passenger’s airbag. Alloy wheels with 235/45 tires on 7.5 J x 17 rims with five-spoke
design round off the Design Edition.

The new top-of-the-line Omega is the ‘Executive Edition’. It differs from the Design
Edition by offering cruise control, 17-inch alloy wheels with six-spoke design and an
optical package including aluminium interior decor, a new-design leather-covered
steering wheel with perforated leather, a honeycomb grille and darkened taillights.
The seats can be adjusted electrically in eight directions. Automatic ride-height
adjustment is a standard feature with the station wagon versions and the sedans have
an electrically controlled sun blind for the rear window.

Wide Range of Engines

Two ECOTEC four-cylinder engines with 2.2-liter displacement are the entry-level
engines of the rear-wheel-drive Omega. The 2.2 DTI 16V direct injection turbo diesel
is particularly attractive with an output of 88 kW/120 hp--enough for a top speed of
195 km/h. With 7.1 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers (MVEG) the engine is very

economical. Maximum torque of 280 Nm is possible at 1600 rpm – an indication of the

engine’s power potential even at low engine speeds.

The 2.2 16V four-cylinder gasoline engine is rated at 106 kW/144 hp and has
maximum torque of 205 Nm at 4000 rpm. Excellent six-cylinder propulsion is
guaranteed in the Omega by the new 2.5 DTI common-rail turbo-diesel
(110 kW/150 hp) and the two V6 gasoline engines with 2.6-liter (132 kW/180 hp) and
3.2-liter (160 kW/218 PS) displacement.

ESP for All Six-Cylinder Omega Models

One of the biggest advantages of the Omega has always been the DSA (Dynamic
Safety) chassis with its self-stabilizing geometry, which keeps the car under control
even in tricky braking conditions. In November 2001, all Omega models with a six-
cylinder engine will have ESP as standard, which can increase the safety
performance of the DSA chassis further still, especially in critical situations. TC Plus
traction control, operating via the brakes and engine, is integrated in the ESP and
works both under deceleration and acceleration, also prevents the rear-drive wheels
from spinning or locking.

Navigation Systems Further Improved

There have been improvements to all the navigation systems for the Opel models.
The combinations NCDR 2011, NCDC 2013 (with 4 x CD changer) and NCDC 2015
(additional telematics unit with integrated GSM 900 telephone) are available in the
Omega. The units now operate even more accurately: the maximum margin for error
when determining a location has been reduced from 50 to 10 meters. The corridor
function also has been increased to five kilometers so that it reacts better when there
is a deviation from the suggested route and calculates a new course to get the driver
back on track. A new ‘zoom function’ makes it easier to navigate through complicated
junctions. When the vehicle approaches a crossroads or roundabout with more than
four exits, the system automatically provides a close-up of the junction on the color

Dynamic route guidance is now also available with the Traffic Message Channel
(TMC). Here the system carries out its own evaluation of traffic news and suggests a
different route from the one originally calculated to avoid reported congestion. (For the
system to function, radio stations must provide the above-mentioned TMC service.
Presently, the service is available in Germany, Holland, Italy, Sweden and Denmark.)

DVD System for Station Wagon Rounds off 2002 Infotainment Program

Another exciting new feature is the ‘AutoVision’ DVD video system which will be
available in the family-friendly Omega station wagon and also Opel’s Zafira compact
van next year. The compact video console with DVD player is situated in the ceiling,
level with the front seat headrests. The 7-inch (around 18 centimeter) color screen
lowers at the touch of a button. To make sure the driver is not distracted, the sound is
transmitted via infrared headphones. Besides using the DVD system to view films,
backseat passengers also can connect their games console to ’AutoVision’, play
conventional audio CDs or even show their own digital camera pictures and
camcorder productions.

The Opel Omega – Facts and Figures

• May 1994: second generation Opel Omega goes on sale

• October 1999: completely up-graded Omega celebrates its market debut
• December 1999: the 50-millionth vehicle based on Opel technology is a new top-
of-the line Omega Executive
• By July 2001: A total of around 750,000 vehicles have been based on the second-
generation Omega (648,792 Omega B and 101,500 Cadillac Catera)
• Best-selling body variant: Germany: station wagon, Europe: sedan
• Best-selling engine (January – July 2001): 2.2 16V

Technical Data (Overview)

Model Length Width Height Wheelbase Turning Load Curb weight Payload
(mm) (mm) (mm) (mm) circle capacity (kg) (kg)
(m) (l)
Sedan 4898 1776 1455 2730 11.1 530-830 From 1605 min. 475
Wagon 4898 1776 1545 2730 11.1 540-1800 From 1665 min. 535

Width excluding exterior mirrors, height of wagon includes roof rail

Load capacity according to ECIE


2.2 16V 2.6 V6 3.2 V6 2.2 DTI 16V
Number of cylinders 4 6 6 4 6, inline
Displacement (cc) 2198 2597 3175 2171 2497
Max. output (kW/hp @ rpm) 106/144 132/180 @ 160/218 88/120 110/150
@ 5800 6000 @ 6000 @ 4000 @ 4000
Max. torque (Nm @ rpm) 203 240 290 280 300
@ 4000 @ 3400 @ 3400 @ 1600 @ 1750
Top speed (km/h)
Sedan 210 (206) 229 (224) (240) 195 208 (206)
Wagon 202 (198) 221 (216) (232) 195 200 (200)
Acceleration (0-100 km/h, s)
Sedan 10.5 (11.5) 9.5 (10.5) (9.0) 12.5 10.5 (11.0)
Wagon 11.0 (12.5) 10.0 (11.0) (9.5) 13.0 11.0 (11.5)
Fuel consumption (l/100 km)
Sedan 9.6 (10.1) 10,6 (11.5) (11.8) 7.1 7.6 (8.6)
Wagon 9.8 (10.3) 10,7 (11.6) (11.9) 7.3 7.8 (8.7)
Emissions class Euro 3/ D 4 Euro 3 Euro 3 Euro 3 Euro 3
( ) = with automatic transmission

Fuel consumption: combined cycle according to MVEG (99/100/EG)

Performance figures at curb weight (70156 EEC) and 125 kg payload