2015 Opel Adam Easytronic 3.0 Debuts at the Istanbul Motor Show

Held between May 22 and 31, the Istanbul Motor Show shapes up to be an interesting site to debut brand-new European metal. After the 2015 Fiat Aegea sedan made a surprise appearance yesterday, Opel AG followed suit with the Adam’s all-new Easytronic 3.0 automated manual transmission.
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Developed from the get-go to rival the urban chicness of the Fiat 500 and Citroen DS 3, the Opel Adam is an A-segment city car named after the German company’s father. Built on the GM Fiat Small Platform and put into motion by 1 to 1.4-liter engines, the Adam is available with 5 and 6-speed manual boxes.

With the introduction of the Easytronic 3.0 automated manual transmission, the Opel (and Vauxhall) Adam lost its clutch pedal for a reason.

Available from 600 euros (in Germany, VAT included) compared to an equivalent model equipped with the 5-speed manual, the Easytronic 3.0 transmission promises improved driving comfort and fuel economy.

At the moment, the Easytronic 3.0 is only available on the 1.4-liter naturally aspirated engine (87 horsepower/64 kW). In combination with the automated manual, it so happens that fuel economy improves by “up to 0.4 liters per 100 kilometers in the combined cycle” over the five-speed manual transmission. In British money, that translates to 0.087 imperial gallons (that’s less than a pint).

Thanks to an electro-hydraulic actuator, shifting and clutching are no longer the driver’s duties. Of course, the driver can manually row through the gears in half-auto mode by pulling/pushing the gearshift. A ‘creep’ mode similar to that of a conventional automatic is there to help with slow driving maneuvers. Combined with the 1.4 ecoFLEX with Start/Stop, the Opel Adam Easytronic 3.0 drinks up 4.7 l/100 km (60.1 UK mpg).
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