2015 Opel Adam S prepares for 2014 Paris Motor Show

Article by Andrew Christian, on September 17, 2014

The Adam S Concept was unveiled earlier this year at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show but today, Opel officially revealed the production version of the small pocket rocket. Opel’s new Adam S is powered by a 1.4-liter Turbo Ecotec engine that produces 150 hp (110 kW) and 220 Nm of torque. As a result, it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.5 seconds while top speed is over 200 km/h or 124 mph.

Despite these performances, fuel consumption is just 6.4 l/100 km. In addition, the vehicle arrives with a tuned chassis, large OPC S brakes, as well as 18-inch wheels and red brake calipers. 17-inch wheels are available too.

The new design includes a front lip spoiler, side sills, a new rear roof spoiler, as well as a rear air diffuser with integrated exhaust tailpipe. Opel says that its Adam S will be available with a choice of 10 exterior colours and four roof combinations available with the “Red ‘n’ Roll” roof design reserved exclusively for this model.

If you want even more, the vehicle can feature additional ‘S’ graphics. The sporty theme is continued at the interior where we can find Recaro Performance seats, floor mats wearing the grey-black-red Adam S design, optional checkered flag headliner design and an optional leather package that offers black and red steering wheel, gear knob and handbrake lever wrapped in leather. IntelliLink system offers connectivity and apps for the latest smartphones using Android and iOS.

Exterior Design

When the new ADAM S hits the 2014 Paris motor show, it will distinguish itself as a unique sporty and dynamic character that still features Opel’s design philosophy. For starters, customers are given the privilege to customize the appearance of their ADAM S as they prefer it.

In fact, customers can choose from 10 different body paint options – including ‘Saturday White Fever,’ ‘I’ll be Black’, and ‘James Blond’ yellow. Customers can also choose from five roof colors including the ADAM S exclusive ‘Red ‘n’ Roll’.

Furthermore, they can opt to have the roof and body of their vehicles impressed with special ‘S’ graphics. Opel made ADAM S more stable than any other ADAM by treating it to wide front and rear tracks (1,472 and 1,464 mm respectively), allowing the vehicle to hug the road much better than ordinary wheels.

While it is a unique ADAM to begin with, the ADAM S still features sculpted Opel design cues on its flanks. The cues include the ‘blade’ in the lower door as well as the crisp ‘shock wave’ around the door handles. Of course, ADAM S features a special sportswear that includes a front lip spoiler, an extended rear bumper cut-out with a bold exhaust tailpipe, side sill moldings, and a distinct rear spoiler on the roof.

Additionally, ADAM S is installed with wing-shaped LED daytime running lights on the front and wing-shaped red LED modules on the rear. 

Interior Design

Moving inside the ADAM S, one can immediately notice the car’s luxury-like ambience with a very sporty feel thanks to its flowing lines.

For front passengers, the first thing they would notice when they get inside the ADAM S is how roomy the front row is. For a techy feel, customers could operate the IntelliLink infotainment system’s 7-inch color touchscreen, which would be fitted on the center stack between driver and front passenger.

IntelliLink has been proven to provide a number of connectivity features. It has also been proven to be compatible with Apple and Android devices, allowing drivers to use a number of apps.

Siri Eyes Free voice control can also be accessed when IntelliLink is connected to an Apple iOS device within IntelliLink. Customers could also avail of DAB/DAB+ as an option.

Press Release

New Opel ADAM S – Stylish Pocket Rocket with Premium Touch

The Opel ADAM family has quickly established itself as a bestseller in the lifestyle mini segment with sales of 125,000 since its market launch in early 2013. When the new Opel ADAM S drives off the assembly lines in Eisenach, Germany, another star will be born to continue the model’s success. It will cater for clients who want a sporty drive in an agile, mini car of just 3.71 meters length and enjoy escaping the city jungle for a swift outing on winding country roads. The new ADAM S definitely has all the credentials. The punchy and seductive pocket rocket has been equipped with a new, highly responsive 110 kW/150 hp, 1.4-liter Turbo ECOTEC engine, a specially tuned sport chassis, direct sporty steering, high performance OPC braking system and an ESP system that can be deactivated. It offers a muscular and smartly aggressive exterior design, an interior with premium ambience and cool racing accents, countless individualization options, superb digital connectivity and numerous comfort and safety systems including Opel’s award-winning Side Blind Spot Alert.

The sporty ‘S’ version comes to the market as an extremely successful rallye-racing season for the ADAM ends. Its R2 rallye version won its category in all major national championships it took part in – in Germany, France and Spain – and, in France, led its pilot Charlotte Berton to the title of overall women’s champion. Less extreme and more polished, the ADAM S is not a racing car - but it offers great performance, intense feelings and bundles of fun.

“The ADAM S has been designed for people who want to enjoy a sporty driving experience in a car with a unique and individual look. Our engineers have given it the right technology to support that and our designers have prepared hundreds of cool and colorful customization options. I am confident that the latest addition to the ADAM family will be just as successful as its siblings,” said Opel Group CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann.

Lively performance no matter what the road

The ADAM S comes with a new 1.4-liter Turbo ECOTEC engine with 110 kW/150 hp and 220 Nm of torque on tap, which delivers a specific output exceeding 100 hp/liter. When configuring the engine, engineers specifically decided to optimize its responsiveness for great driving fun on winding country roads. Thus, the new turbocharged engine impresses with outstanding punch in 2nd and 3rd gear and a torque plateau tailor-made for a spirited style of driving. It is fitted with a short ratio 6-speed gearbox. Accelerations are those of a small sporty car – 100 km/h are reached in 8.5 seconds – but ADAM S mainly impresses with great elasticity: it makes the transition for 80 to 120 km/h in 5th gear in just 7.9 seconds. Top speed is 210 km/h.

ADAM S’ new engine meets strict Euro 6 emission standards and is fitted with Start/Stop technology as standard. The dual cam phasing allows for continuously variable valve timing and a turbocharger integrated within the exhaust manifold reduces weight and delivers compact packaging. Numerous weight-saving features include a cast iron block with a hollow frame structure, hollow-cast camshafts and a plastic intake manifold. In this arrangement, the sportsman of the ADAM family makes do with a mere 5.9 liters of gasoline per 100 kilometers in the combined cycle (139 g/km CO2).

Stylish: Opel design philosophy and premium-inspired ambience

Designers of the new ADAM S have combined bold, muscular proportions and a dynamic silhouette with precise details which characterize Opel’s award-winning design philosophy. ADAM S is firmly planted on the road with wide front and rear tracks (1,472 and 1,464 mm respectively) that give it a lot of presence when static – and better stability when driving. Like all ADAM models, the S has typically sculpted Opel design cues on its flanks such as the ‘blade’ in the lower door and the characteristic crisp ‘shock wave’ around the door handles. ADAM S’ special sportswear is composed of a front lip spoiler, side sill moldings, an extended rear bumper cut-out with a visible, bold exhaust tailpipe and a unique rear spoiler planted on the roof. Bright, wing-shaped LED daytime running lights in the front are echoed in the rear by sharp, wing-shaped red LED modules.

To enable everybody to customize the looks of their own ADAM S according to their own taste, there is a total of ten body paint choices – ranging from ‘Saturday White Fever’ to ‘I’ll be Black’ via the more extroverted ‘James Blond’ yellow – that can be combined with five roof colors including the new, vibrant, ADAM S exclusive ‘Red ‘n’ Roll’. Those who want an even more impressive entry can individualize the roof and bodywork with additional special ‘S’ graphics.

The ADAM S’ high-quality cabin is stylish, reflects the car’s sporty genes and offers a premium-inspired ambience in a remarkably spacious front-row environment. It has sculpted, harmonious surfaces and graceful flowing lines just like its ADAM stable-mates. The optional IntelliLink infotainment system’s 7-inch color touchscreen is ideally located on the center stack, between driver and front passenger. Opel’s award-winning infotainment system offers optimum connectivity opportunities. It is compatible with Apple and Android devices and makes the ADAM the best connected car in its segment. The driver can use apps like BringGo for navigation, as well as Stitcher and TuneIn for worldwide radio and podcast reception. The integration of Apple iOS devices within IntelliLink enables Siri Eyes Free voice control. Furthermore, DAB/DAB+ are also available as an option.

Award-winning Opel technology

ADAM S can be fitted with Advanced Park Assist to cope with urban conditions better. At speeds below 30 km/h, the system identifies suitable parking spaces and automatically parks the vehicle, without the driver touching the wheel. The ultrasonic sensor-based system measures parallel or perpendicular parking spots, calculates the vehicle’s trajectory and automatically steers the ADAM S into a suitable space. The driver just controls acceleration, deceleration and gear shifting.

Advanced Park Assist always comes with Side Blind Spot Alert, which recently received the Euro NCAP Advanced reward for advanced safety technology. It uses the ultrasonic sensors to warn the driver of an imminent collision when changing lanes. If the electronic guardians pick up an object on collision course, a LED warning appears in the relevant exterior door mirror. Side Blind Spot Alert works in speeds ranging from 11 km/h to 140 km/h.

Excellent vita

Elsewhere, further elements of the stylish ADAM have also left a lasting impression. Ever since its launch, the Opel ADAM has been collecting prizes on a national and international level. Amongst others, it won the Golden Steering Wheel in various countries. For its quality, design, innovation and individualization it won numerous Plus X Awards in 2013 and 2014 and the red dot design award. Furthermore, Schwacke crowned it Value Champion 2014 in its class because of its percentage of residual value.

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