Opel Ampera Positiv (2014)
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Opel Ampera Positiv (2014) review: 32 facts and highlights

1. Has front-wheel drive

Front-wheel drive is the most common type of drivetrain and offers several advantages. It is cheaper to manufacture (reducing the cost of the vehicle) and also lighter which helps improve fuel economy. Due to having the weight of the engine over the drive wheels it also benefits from increased traction.
Opel Ampera Positiv (2014)
84% have it

2. higher maximum torque

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.
370Nm
BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo 535i (2014): 400Nm

3. longer wheelbase

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).
2.69m
BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo 535i (2014): 3.07m

4. Has fully independent suspension

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.
Opel Ampera Positiv (2014)
73% have it

5. better fuel economy (combined)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
1.2l/100 km
Peugeot 301 Berline (2014): 0l/100 km

6. smaller turn radius

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.
10.9m
Scion iQ2 (2014): 4.2m

7. greater cargo volume (seats down)

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things. With some vehicles you can put the rear seats down in order to gain more space for cargo.
1000l
Fiat Doblo 1.4 (2014): 3200l

8. shorter length

4.51m
Renault Twizy EV 13kW (2014): 2.34m

9. Has Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
Opel Ampera Positiv (2014)
76% have it

10. less CO2 emissions

The CO2 emissions of the car, measured in grams per kilometre. A car with less emissions is better for the environment.
27g/km
Nissan Leaf Acenta (2014): 0g/km

11. larger fuel tank

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.
35.2l
Kia Rio LX (2015): 73l

12. higher Euro NCAP rating

The European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) carries out safety tests for new vehicles, providing an overall rating for each car’s safety. It covers different areas such as safety for an adult occupant, child occupant or pedestrian.
5
Ford Fiesta ST (2014): 6

13. Has a rear-view camera

A rear-view camera (also known as a back-up camera) provides a view of behind the vehicle, helping to prevent accidents. It is particularly useful in vehicles with large blind spots such as pickup trucks.
Opel Ampera Positiv (2014)
18% have it

14. height

1.44m
Honda CR-Z (2014): 1.39m

15. width

1.79m
Peugeot 208 Allure (2014): 1m

16. longer drivetrain warranty (km)

The drivetrain warranty covers parts of the car such as the engine, transmission, driveshaft etc. This is usually longer than the basic warranty. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.
160000km
Hyundai Veloster (2014): 160934km

17. more valves

An intake valve allows the air/fuel mixture to enter the combustion chamber. An engine with more valves tends to increase performance.
16
BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo 535i (2014): 24

18. weight

1.69kg
Opel Ampera Positiv (2014): 1.69kg

19. more cylinders

Although there are many aspects that determine the power, a higher number of cylinders is generally a good indication of the potential power of the engine.
4
BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo 535i (2014): 6

20. Has regenerative braking

Hybrids and electric cars use regenerative braking, which captures the kinetic energy produced by braking and converts it into electricity. This then charges the battery, effectively increasing the car’s fuel efficiency.
Opel Ampera Positiv (2014)
7% have it

21. USB ports

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
1
Ford Focus ST (2014): 2

22. more airbags

Airbags are designed to cushion occupants in the event of an impact. The standard number is around six as some cars now incorporate additional ones, such as knee airbags, side airbags and side curtain airbags.
8
Chevrolet Sonic LS (2014): 10

23. Has air suspension

Air suspension offers a smoother ride than the traditional steel spring suspension. It is also often adjustable, allowing you to raise or lower it based on the type of driving you are doing.
Opel Ampera Positiv (2014)
33% have it

24. Is a hybrid car

Hybrid cars run on a mixture of petrol (gasoline) and electric power. They offer several benefits over traditional petrol-powered cars. For example they produce less CO2 emissions, and due to their fuel efficiency they are often cheaper to run.
Opel Ampera Positiv (2014)
9% have it

25. Has height-adjustable seat belts

Height-adjustable seat belts permit passengers of different sizes to move the seat belt up or down for improved comfort. They are also especially useful for increasing the safety of children.
Opel Ampera Positiv (2014)
61% have it

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