|Also called||Saturn Flextreme (North America)|
|Production||2008 (Concept car)|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Small family car (C)|
|Body style||5-door hatchback|
|Engine||1.3L diesel engine and electric motor|
|Wheelbase||2,725 mm (107.3 in)|
|Length||4,555 mm (179.3 in)|
|Width||1,836 mm (72.3 in)|
|Height||1,487 mm (58.5 in)|
|Successor||Chevrolet Volt (North America)|
Opel Ampera (Europe)
The Opel Flextreme is a diesel plug-in hybrid concept small family hatchback created by Opel in 2008. The Opel Flextreme shares the same GM E-Flex platform as the Chevrolet Volt (front engine, four door).
It is based on the same GM E-Flex series hybrid platform used in the Chevrolet Volt, but using a diesel rather than gasoline engine. It can travel 55 kilometres (34 mi) on its lithium-ion battery before a small diesel engine starts charging the battery.
In January 2008, a rebadged version of the concept was introduced at the North American International Auto Show as the Saturn Flextreme. The Opel Flextreme is expected to emit 40 grams of CO2 per km or less (according to European test procedure ECE R101 for range extender vehicles). It is expected to reach approximately 153 mpg‑US (1.54 L/100 km; 184 mpg‑imp).
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- GM press release
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- Frankfurt Preview: Opel Flextreme revealed! - Autoblog
- Opel Flextreme at the IAA 2007
- Saturn Flextreme
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