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. Add Opel FlexRide® to these and 3 individual suspension settings mean that you can choose exactly how you want to drive, anywhere, anytime.
Naturally the timeless good looks of the Opel Cascada also deserve outstanding, highly cultured performance. The Star of the petrol engine is the 1.6 Turbo ECOTEC Direct Injection with 125 kW (170 hp). Being 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.
The engine that fits to the Opel Cascada is a 1.6 Turbo ECOTEC direct injection petrol engine with 125 kW (170 hp) and 200 Nm torque offers sparkling performance. There is also another 1.4 Turbo ECOTEC that delivers a highly invigorating 103 kW (140 hp) and up to 260 Nm torque with.
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.
The engine and transmission option for the Opel Cascada is carefully chosen to match the flair and style while still delivering optimum economy.