Opel, the German automobile manufacturer produced the Opel Omega from 1986 until 2003. This executive vehicle had a popular run and was rebranded by multiple companies all over the world. With three different generations, the Omega was a very popular vehicle. To this day, owners all over the world can maintain these vehicles through the use of an Opel Omega service manual.
The Opel Omega A was the first-generation Omega and it was around for over 7 years. It replaced Opel’s Rekord. Sales of the Omega began at the end of 1986 in November and went on to be voted The European Car of the Year in ’87. The original engine options consisted of a wide variety, ranging from a 1.8 L 18NV all the way to a 3.6 L lrmscher C34NE. The Omega was also available in Diesel engines and a twin turbo Lotus edition too.
Some of the most notable advances made by the first generation Omega A was the electronic engine management, air conditioned glove department, and ABS. The Omega A had four different trim levels that one could choose from – LS, GL, GLS, and CD.
When 1994 rolled around, Opel released the Omega B1 which was in production until 1999. The vehicle was released with an all new exterior design, however the rear wheel drive chassis was quite traditional. With an all new engine range, the US also released a rebranded version, the Cadillac Catera. Engine options ranged from a X20SE 2.0i 8v all the way to a X30XE 3.0i24 V. There were also three diesel engine options which were seen as quite popular.
The Omega B2 was in production for a little over four years from 1999 until 2003. The B2 was given a facelift with notable changes. These included minor revisions to the front and rear, an improved center console and the electronic stability program. The B2 was also given a hood with a grill and newly designed alloy wheels. With a lot of different engine options, Opel enthusiasts were impressed.
The Opel Omega went through many changes, improvements, and even upgrades. While it was in production for over 15 years, there are still many people who have this car today. It was so popular that other brands such as Cadillac rebranded it too. With the help of an Opel Omega workshop manual, technicians and owners can keep these vehicles in good working condition so that they last a life time.