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Opel Ascona B 1975-1981

The second generation Opel Ascona B was presented in the 1975 Frankfurt Motor Show. It was available as a two or four-door sedan. There were related two and three- door coupé models in the Opel Manta range. There was no estate body. The Ascona B retained the same engine range as its predecessor, although the 1.9 L was increased to 2.0 L in 1978, and versions with higher compression ratio and needing 98 octane gas, dubbed S, were available alongside the 90 octane models. The 2.0 E model had a Bosch L-Jetronic electronic fuel injection, and a 2.0 L diesel motor was added to the Ascona B range in 1978.  Engine range was larger than that of the Vauxhall Cavalier though not all engines were available in the UK. A version of the Ascona B, featuring the front end of the Manta B, was sold in South Africa as the Chevrolet Chevair. This was in addition to a Chevrolet Ascona, identical in most respects to the Opel. Over 1.2 million Ascona B units were produced worldwide until 1981. i2000 and 400. The Opel Ascona B i2000 and Ascona B 400 are Rally Homologation Special’s.  Please see the Motor Sport section for further information.
Cut away of the Opel Ascona B.
Various drawings of the Ascona B.
Opel Ascona B 400.
Opel Ascona B road going engine.
2-door Ascona B.
Ascona B 1.9 SR and Ascona Berlina 2.0D.
Ascona B Interior.
Ascona B J.
Ascona B in production.
Ascona B engine’s.
Opel Ascona B in production.