Opel Vectra B, generation #2

Opel Vectra B 2

Year of production 1995 - 2002

Model: Vectra (1988 - 2009)

Wikipedia (Vectra): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opel_Vectra

The second model, the Vectra B, was introduced in 1995, and the model range included an estate version for the first time. This model replaced the Vauxhall Cavalier in the UK. The Vauxhall badged Vectra B was the last Vauxhall to be produced at the company's Luton plant, where the end of automobile production was announced at Christmas 2000, taking effect just over a year later.

The model was badged as the Holden Vectra in Australia and New Zealand. In 1998, Holden began assembly of the Vectra for export to other RHD markets in the region, although this was adversely affected by the Asian economic crisis, and ended in 2001.

Engines started from the 75 PS (55 kW) 1.6 L, Family 1 but eventually the 8-valve engines were all replaced by 16-valve powerplants. The 2.0 L Family II engine, with 136 PS (100 kW) was developed as a basis for touring car racing (later in Australia, 2.2 L 108 kW), but the top of the line was a 2.5 L V6 with 170 PS (125 kW). Diesel power came once again from Isuzu, with 1.7 L 82 PS, also 2.0 L Ecotec with 82 PS or 101 PS and 2.2 L Ecotec with 125 PS. In 2001 the all new 2.2 L petrol engine, as carried over to the Vectra C, was introduced with the 2.5 L petrol in its last incarnation being upgraded to a 2.6 L to accommodate emissions improvements.

In 1999, the Vectra was updated, receiving a mildly modified body (that can be identified by the single piece headlight units and body-coloured bumpers) together with somewhat improved handling and better equipment.

Sporting limited edition models included the touring car championship inspired i500, Super Touring and GSi. The first model was developed in Germany by Opel Motorsport, with the V6 engine's power increased to 195 PS (143 kW), and the other two were created in Milton Keynes by Motor Sport Developments. Only 3900 2.5 GSi models were ever produced, mostly in saloon and hatchback guise. With only 317 estate versions produced during this time, they became one of the rarest production Vauxhalls ever.

On model years 2001 and 2002, a last of the line 2.6 GSi was made also but these were limited to 500 cars. These were again mostly saloons and hatchbacks however 37 estates were made. These models received a host of extra upgrades including but not limited to Xenon headlights and larger front brakes.

In Egypt, the production of the Opel Vectra B continued in mid-1996 with two models, initially a 1.6l 8v GLS trim with manual transmission and a 2.0l 8v CD trim with automatic transmission. Later in 2000 the revised model was produced with three models 1.6 8v GLS trim with manual transmission (later replaced by the 1.6 16v GLS trim with automatic transmission), 2.0 16v CD trim with automatic transmission, and a 2.0 CDX trim automatic transmission and all with saloon body style. In 2002 local production of the Opel Vectra ceased in favour of the Opel Corsa Sedan and Opel Astra Sedan.

A related model sold in North America was the Saturn L-Series, introduced in 2000, but dropped from the lineup in 2005. It was replaced by the 2007 Saturn Aura, which was built around GM's Epsilon architecture, as the Vectra C is.

In October 2013, Top Gear magazine placed the 1995 Vectra on its list of "The 13 worst cars of the last 20 years", describing the car as "so mediocre that JC refused to drive it. The resulting six minutes of telly is classic, both cementing his status as a broadcasting deity and ensuring that he would never again be able to buy a kebab in Luton."

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2000 - 2003 opel vectra b od r v 2000 prirucka.pdf Czech 2.44 MB 234
1995 - 1999 vectra b do r v 1999 prirucka.pdf Czech 18.2 MB 202
1996 - 2003 docslide us manual opel vectra b 1996 2003.pdf Spanish 13.3 MB 176

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1998 1998 opel vectra calibra vauxhall cavalier haynes workshop manual.pdf English 8.32 MB 313
1999 - 2002 zasady pro instalaci kompresoru klimatizace.pdf Czech 252 KB 2
1999 - 2002 oprava spojky klimakompresor v5 pdf.pdf Czech 8.78 MB 9
1999 - 2002 kompresor delphi harrison v5.pdf Czech 1.81 MB 4
n vod na opravu displaya automobilov opel vectra b.pdf Czech 1.32 MB 15
jak na to opel vectra b.pdf Czech 19.9 MB 173
vectra b.rar Czech 3.14 MB 14
1995 - 2002 vectra b wiring diagram.pdf Russian 3.15 MB 35
from 1996 vectra diesel engine x17td x20dtl x20dth service manual.pdf Spanish 32 MB 82
from 1996 vectra b gasolina service manual.pdf Spanish 29.9 MB 86

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1997 Opel Vectra B 1.9 (118 cui)

1 photos  |  5 service books  |  10 discussions  |  10.48 l/100 km

Performance 100 kW (136 PS) at 5600 rpm. Max speed 202 km/h. Weight 1 417 kg. Fuel gasoline. 5-speed Manual transmission. Engine 1 940 ccm (118 cui), 4-cylinder, In-Line, 16-valves, X20XEV.



1997 Opel Vectra B 1.6 (98 cui)

2 photos  |  8.49 l/100 km

Max speed 180 km/h. Weight 1 342 kg. Fuel gasoline. 5-speed Manual transmission. Engine In-Line, X16XEL .

1999 Opel Vectra B 1.6 (98 cui)

1 photos  |  1 service books  |  7.68 l/100 km

Performance 74 kW (101 PS) . Fuel gasoline. 5-speed Manual transmission. Engine 1 600 ccm (98 cui), 4-cylinder, In-Line, 16-valves, X16XEL .

1999 Opel Vectra B 2.0 (122 cui)

1 photos  |  6.94 l/100 km

Fuel gasoline. 5-speed Manual transmission. Engine In-Line, X20XEV.

1996 Opel Vectra B 1.6 (98 cui)

1 photos  |  7.56 l/100 km

Performance 55 kW (75 PS) . Fuel gasoline. 5-speed Manual transmission. Engine 1 598 ccm (98 cui), 4-cylinder, In-Line, 8-valves, X16SZR.