Head turning looks you can see straight away, but combining them with outstanding driving dynamics and engines1 are what makes the Opel Cascada a real long-term winner.
Superior stiffness, outstanding dynamics
Great looks deserve the finest driving dynamics. In terms of proven sophisticated chassis engineering, the Opel Cascada features Opel HiPerStrut front and WattsLink rear suspension. Significantly it also has very high torsional chassis/body stiffness to maximize the exceptional potential of this advanced suspension.
This torsional stiffness has been achieved by cross underbody strengthening elements and special high strength A pillars reinforced by high tensile tubular steel. Together with the outstanding structural rigidity this provides the basis for the precise steering, smooth ride and outstanding handling.
The overall rigidity together with the HiPerStrut front suspension is also a major factor in the high ride comfort and the ultra low levels of noise, vibration and harshness. Another plus point is that it enables the Opel Cascada to ride on 20 inch wheels without modification. At the rear the WattsLink provides optimum accurate tracking.
Naturally the timeless good looks of the Opel Cascada also deserve outstanding, highly cultured performance. Star of the petrol engine range is the 1.6 Turbo ECOTEC® Direct Injection with 125 kW (170 hp) - part of a new engine generation from Opel. Here advanced design, metallurgy and technology that includes twin counter rotating harmonic balancing shafts have combined to deliver power and outstanding economy.
In developing this new engine generation Opel engineers have used new techniques in casting that allow up to 135 bar internal pressure. This enables excellent compression standards, resulting in outstanding efficiency. When this is combined with the advanced direct injection, fast reacting turbo technology and state of the art engine management the result is an engine which sets standards in smooth responsive performance.
For high performance diesel fans there is also the exceptional 2.0 BiTurbo CDTI. Here refined twin turbo technology and advanced common-rail technology with up to 8 injections per cycle and up to 2000 bar helps deliver an impressive 400 Nm torque together with 121 kW (165 hp).
The engine choices that fit to the Opel Cascada include both petrol and diesel. There is the 1.4 Turbo ECOTEC® that delivers a highly invigorating 103 kW (140 hp) and up to 220 Nm torque with overboost. Or there’s also a 2.0 CDTI ECOTEC® diesel with a smooth 121 kW (165 hp) and 350 Nm torque.
The 6-speed automatic transmission is highly responsive. It has fewer moving parts than the predecessor, so reducing complexity and increasing efficiency. The result is a transmission that not only brings all the satisfaction of manual transmission to driving, it also intelligently adjusts individual driving styles, delivering more comfortable gear changing under all conditions.
All the engine and transmission options for the Opel Cascada are carefully chosen to match the flair and style while still delivering optimum economy. In addition Start/Stop System and ecoFLEX Drive Assist across the range ensure optimum eco-friendliness.
Fuel consumption in l/100 km: urban 9.3–6.3, extra-urban 5.9–4.6, combined 7.2–5.2; CO2 emission in g/km: combined 168–138.
According to regulation R (EC) No. 715/2007 (in the version respectively applicable).