German automaker Opel released details of ADAM, its “urban lifestyle car” with Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) technology that is popular throughout Europe for its fuel efficiency. The new car runs on 6.9 liters of LPG per 100 km, nearly cutting fuel costs in half compared to the gasoline-only model.
The ADAM still arrives with a 1.4-liter ecoFLEX gasoline engine and drivers can monitor fuel levels and driving range via digital display on the dashboard. In bi-fuel mode with activated gasoline tank, its range is up to 1,200 km.
LPG models such as ADAM are very environment-friendly, producing 15 percent less carbon dioxide and up to 80 percent less nitrogen oxide than gasoline-powered cars. In Germany, LPG fuel is sold at 6,500 filling stations and some 12 million LPG vehicles fill up at more than 35,000 filling stations across Europe at large.
Opel offers an incredible 61,000 exterior options for customization, along with 82,000 interior options. The car is equipped with IntelliLink system for iPhones and Android smartphone integration.
The ADAM, assembled in Eisenach and starting at 16,150 euros, is the tenth Opel LPG-powered vehicle. It joins the Corsa (three and five-door), Astra (five-door and Sports Tourer), Meriva and Zafira Tourer as well as the new Insignia (four and five-door sedans, Sports Tourer), all of which are sold in bi-fuel LPG versions.
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