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August 31, 2015 2:30 PM ET


Company Overview of Adam Opel AG

Company Overview

Adam Opel AG engages in the manufacture and sale of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles worldwide. The company was founded in 1862 and is based in Rüsselsheim, Germany with production and assembly facilities in Eisenach and Kaiserslautern, Germany; Vienna, Austria; Szentgotthard, Hungary; Tychy and Gliwice, Poland; St. Petersburg, Russian Federation; Zaragoza, Spain; and Bedfordshire and Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom. Adam Opel AG operates as a subsidiary of General Motors Company.


Rüsselsheim,  65423


Founded in 1862


49 6142 770


49 6142 778800

Key Executives for Adam Opel AG

Chief Financial Officer and Member of Management Board
Age: 47
Director of Labor Relations and Member of Management Board
Age: 58
Vice President of Manufacturing for Europe Region and Member of Management Board
Age: 53
Member of Management Board for Sales, Member of Management Board and Vice President of Sales & Aftersales - GME
Age: 54
Vice President of Vehicle Engineering - Europe and Member of Management Board
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Adam Opel AG Key Developments

Opel Introduces Diesel Variant of Cascada

Opel announced that it is introducing a new diesel variant of its Cascada convertible. The new version will utilise the company's new 2.0-litre turbodiesel which is already offered in the Insignia and Zafira Tourer. The new powertrain develops 170 bhp and an impressive 400 Nm of torque. This equates to 3% more power and 14% more torque than the old engine. When mated to the six-speed manual transmission, the Cascada diesel uses 4.9 litres per 100 km in the combined cycle, emits 129 g/km CO2, accelerates to 100km/h in 10.3 seconds, and has a top speed of 218 kmph.

Opel Launches Astra at 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show

Opel is launching its all-new Astra compact at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. The model is based on the same platform that underpins the 2016 Chevrolet Volt. Depending on spec, the vehicle will be between 264 pounds and 485 pounds lighter than the model presently available. The vehicle will be available with a 1.6 Litre diesel engine that delivers 95 bhp and a 1.0 Litre three-cylinder with direct-injection and turbocharging technologies, along with a 1.4 Litre four-cylinder petrol engine generating 145 bhp and 184 lb-ft of torque. The company is to introduce a version with a 200 bhp engine later.

Opel Launches Adam Rock S

Opel has launched a new version of the Adam Rocks named Adam Rock S. The model is equipped with a turbocharged 1.4-litre EcoTec four-cylinder engine rated at 150 bhp and 162 lb-ft. of torque, coupled with a six-speed manual transmission. It accelerates from zero to 62 mph in 8.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 130 mph. It has a deeper rear bumper with an oval exhaust outlet and the Adam S's lareg roof-mounted spoiler. The vehicle is to be launched at the International Amsterdam Motorshow and is to arrive at European dealerships shortly after.

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