Opel Signum 2005 – 2008 Solid Hatchback Design

Opel Signum 2005 – 2008 Solid Hatchback Design – Designed with great precision, the Opel Signum 2005 – 2008 looks great. However, its hatchback form is constantly opposed to its almost MPV size. Although one might expect Signum to be 5 comfortable seats, Opel does not see any cases on the fitted car with the 5th seat, and uses that space to put in various comfort enhancing tools such as food trays and drink holders. Paradoxically, the height of the vehicle is just a little above the sedan so the headroom offered is not far from matching the MPV.

This generation of Opel Signum has been manufactured from August 2005 to January 2008. Where Opel Signum is Cars have been produced only with front wheel drive. The Opel Signum is available with four petrol engines with displacement from 2.0 to 2.8 liters and power from 155 to 250 horsepower for four diesels with displacement from 1.9 to 3.0 liters and power from 100 to 184 horsepower. Opel Signum is available with manual, as well as automatic gearbox.

Opel Signum Average fuel consumption in combined cycles for gasoline engines is 8.1-11.2 liters per 100km, while for diesel engines from 5.9-7.2 liters per 100km. The most economical version of the Opel Signum petrol engine is the Opel Signum 2.2-16V DGi, consuming 8.1 liters per 100km. While the most economical Opel Signum diesel – Opel Signum 1.9 CDTi for 100 kilometers consumes 5.9 liters of diesel.

Opel Signum CO2 emissions for gasoline engines are from 194 to 269 grams per kilometer, while for diesel engines, from 159 to 194 grams per kilometer. From Opel Signum with gasoline engine, the lowest CO2 emission has Opel Signum 2.2-16V DGi which produces an average of 194 grams CO2 per kilometer. In turn, the Opel Signum diesel at least distributes CO2 Opel Signum 1.9 CDTi – 159 grams per km.

Body type 4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors 5
dimensions & weights
mm inches
Wheelbase 2830 111.4
Track/tread (front) 1536 60.5
Track/tread (rear) 1525 60
Length 4651 183.1
Width 1798 70.8
Height 1466 57.7
length:wheelbase ratio 1.64
Kerb weight 1550 kg 3417 lb
fuel tank capacity 61 litres 13.4 UK Gal 16.1 US Gal
Drag coefficient 0.33
Frontal area 2.20 m²
CdA 0.73
engine type turbocharged petrol
Engine manufacturer Opel
Engine code 2.2 DIRECT ECOTEC
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2.2 litre
2198 cc
(134.13 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 86 × 94.6 mm
3.39 × 3.72 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.91
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
155 PS (153 bhp) (114 kW)
at 5600 rpm
Specific output
69.6 bhp/litre
1.14 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
220 Nm (162 ft·lb) (22.4 kgm)
at 3800 rpm
Specific torque
100.09 Nm/litre
1.21 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction aluminium block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 12:1
Fuel system SMPFi
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1257.8 kPa (182.4 psi)
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 549.5 cc
Aspiration Turbo
Intercooler Y
Catalytic converter Y
Acceleration 0-100km/h 9.8 s
Maximum speed 210 km/h (130 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 100.08 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
73.61 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
98.71 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 13.59 kg/kW
22.69 lb/bhp
Fuel consumption 10.9/6.5/8.1 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km 10.9/6.5/8.1 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
km/litre 9.2/15.4/12.3 km/l urban/extra-urban/combined
UK MPG 25.9/43.5/34.9 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
US MPG 21.6/36.2/29.0 US MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions 194.0 g/km
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 187.92 g/km
VED band (UK) J
Engine position front
Engine layout transverse
Drive wheels front wheel drive
Torque split N/A
Steering power assisted rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock 2.750
Turning circle 11.90 m
Front suspension I.W.MS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.MultiLi.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front 6½J x 16
Wheel size rear 6½J x 16
Tyres front 215/55 R 16 V
Tyres rear 215/55 R 16 V
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 285 mm
Rear brake diameter 278 mm
Gearbox 6 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.74
Final drive ratio 3.83
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