Geneva Preview: Opel Flextreme GT/E Concept

Article by Christian A., on February 27, 2010

Opel revealed today its Flextreme GT/E Concept, a new vehicle set to make its official debut at this year's Geneva Motor Show which promises to illustrate how extended-range electric vehicle (E-REV) technology can be plugged into large or mid-size vehicles. "The Flextreme GT/E concept shows the shape of things to come from Opel," says Frank Weber, Vice President, Corporate and Product Planning.

Regarding its design, the Flextreme GT/E Concept shows coupe-like proportions and it has a clean, frontal styling featuring a low hood line and an extended nose section, completed by the LED headlamps.

As you can see from the photos, the new concept features rear-hinged rear doors, an evolution of the Opel FlexDoors concept from the new generation Meriva monocab while the door handles were replace by light sensors.

This means that every time the driver's or passenger's hand cover these sensors, the doors are opened. Also the exterior front door mirrors are absent and replaced by camera pods in the base of the A-pillars.

At the rear, a strong shoulder line embraces sculpted wheel-arches that further emphasize the Flextreme GT/E's wide, ground-hugging stance. The 21-inch alloy wheels complete the design, reduce wind resistance and are fitted with 195/45, low rolling resistance tires.

As a premiere, the Flextreme GT/E explores the potential for active shape shifting: at speeds above 50 km/h a 350 mm vertical panel extends along the body from the air extraction slot behind each rear wheel-arch, further reducing the amount of air turbulence.

Regarding its performances, the concept has a top speed of 200 km/h, a battery-powered range of up to 60 km/h (with zero CO2 tailpipe emissions) and a total range of more than 500 km.

The average fuel consumption of the car is estimated at 1.6 l/100 km, with CO2 emissions of less than 40 g/km. The motor in the electric drive unit delivers a substantial 370 Nm of instant torque, giving lively performance and projected zero to 100 km/h acceleration in less than nine seconds.

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