Opel Ampera-e To Debut In Paris, Drag Races Competitors Today – Video
Opel has announced that its all-electric Ampera-e will be making its world debut at the Paris Motor Show ( “Mondial de l’Automobile” ) on October 1st, showcasing what the re-purposed Chevrolet Bolt EV will offer for Europeans.
Naturally, the two items we will be closely looking for is pricing, and when the 200+ mile/320+ km EV will be available in Europe.
We should note that GM did lay some additional specs on us while releasing the debut announcement (full press blast below):
- 0 to 50 km/h (31 mph) in 3.2 seconds
- 80 to 120 km/h (50 to 74 mph) in just 4.5 seconds
- top speed: 150 km/h (93 mph)
And as proof the Ampera-e is zippy out of the gate, Opel has put together an impromptu 30 meter drag race (see above) between it and a Astra TCR, ADAM R2 and OPC.
“e” for Electrifying: Opel Ampera-e World Premiere in Paris
- e-Premiere: revolutionary electric car at Paris motor show
- e-fun to drive: acceleration and overtaking ability like a sportscar
- e-connectivity: always online with IntelliLink infotainment and Opel OnStar
Rüsselsheim. Opel will revolutionize electromobility at the up-coming “Mondial de l’Automobile” in Paris. From October 1-16 the Opel Ampera-e – an electric car that electrifies in every way – makes its world premiere (hall 5-2, booth 501). The car with the lightning flash logo combines pioneering battery technology and localized emissions-free operation with a fun-to-drive experience, as the maximum torque of 360 Nm provides impressive acceleration figures and overtaking ability.
“The Opel Ampera-e makes electromobility fully feasible for everyday use and ready for the future” says Opel CEO, Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann. “The Ampera-e demonstrates impressively how well sustainability and driving pleasure can form a unity. And with its strong-as-an-ox electric motor, it delivers pure fun-to-drive.”
The maximum torque of 360 Nm is responsible for the electrifying temperament of the new Opel. The power output of the electric motor is 150 kW/204 hp (PS). Standing starts at traffic lights and entering the motorway belong to the Opel Ampera-e’s favorite disciplines. The compact car sprints to 50 km/h in only 3.2 seconds, acceleration from 80 to 120 km/h for overtaking is accomplished in just 4.5 seconds (provisional figures). The Ampera-e thus performs at the same level as OPC models, the sporty spearheads of Opel.
Fun-to-drive with the Opel Ampera-e also means swift cruising at up to 150 km/h. At the same time, the Ampera-e also offers a significantly longer range than most other electric cars. The unique, compact proportions of the Ampera-e are driven by the battery pack being mounted flat, under the vehicle floor. The efficient packaging of the battery also enables a roomy interior providing comfortable seating for five passengers and trunk space comparable with that of a car in the compact class.
Best entertainment: download your favorite films and music
Driving pleasure for the passengers over long distances is provided. In addition to the excellent feeling of roominess, there comes the best in digital connectivity, in typical Opel fashion. The Ampera-e has the newest generation of IntelliLink infotainment as well as Opel OnStar onboard. Subject to availability, the award-winning connectivity and service assistant simultaneously offers up to seven mobile devices access to its powerful Wi-Fi hotspot. The Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible IntelliLink systems bring the world of smartphones into the Ampera-e, so that passengers have full access to their favorite music or can download at will their preferred films – just a few examples of the many functions of the multifaceted entertainment.
Hat tip to Peter H!