"Powered by Vauxhall's advanced 210PS V6 quad-cam 3.0 litre engine, the Omega MV6 provides an exhilarating release from daily pressures."
Eligible models: 2.6i V6 petrol, 3.0i V6 petrol, 3.2i V6 petrol.
On 6th October 1997 a new model was launched in the Omega range. For nearly four years there was a hole in the Omega range, there were those drivers who wanted the performance of the 3.0i litre Elite but did not want to pay Elite prices. In the previous Carlton/Senator range drivers had a choice, the sporty GSi 3000 or the luxurious Senator. The Omega MV6 was launched as the spiritual successor to the Carlton GSi 3000. The MV6 has the advantage that it caters for wider audience than its predecessor in that it is available in both 4-door saloon and estate versions and it also carries a lower price tag than the GSi did in 1994.
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Facia, Instruments and Controls
Heating and Ventilation
Additional Interior Features
Wheels & Tyres
Additional Exterior Features
The following exterior colours and interior trim combinations were available on the Omega MV6 in 1998.
|EXTERIOR COLOURS||TRIM COLOURS|
|Black (two-coat)||Black Varsity Cloth||Anthracite Leather|
|Two-coat Metallic Colours|
|Star Silver||Black Varsity Cloth||Anthracite Leather|
|Premium Blue||Black Varsity Cloth||Anthracite Leather|
|Two-coat Pearlescent Colours|
|Polar Sea Blue||Black Varsity Cloth||Anthracite Leather|
|Velvet Green||Black Varsity Cloth||Anthracite Leather|
|Satin Red||Black Varsity Cloth||Anthracite Leather|
|Champagne||Black Varsity Cloth||Anthracite Leather|
|Antelope||Black Varsity Cloth||Anthracite Leather|
The following options & prices have been taken from the price lists published on 21/11/97 and 20/10/98.
Vehicle prices (on the road):
MV6 model type
|Price list date|
|Four door saloon (cloth trim)||£24495.00||£25475.00|
|Four door saloon (leather trim)||£25495.00||£26475.00|
|Five door estate (cloth trim)||£25295.00||£26325.00|
|Five door estate (leather trim)||£26925.00||£27325.00|
Option & prices (inc. VAT):
|Price list date|
|Automatic self-levelling rear suspension||£450.00||£450.00|
|Four-speed automatic transmission||£1000.00||£1000.00|
|Carin satellite navigation system||£1500.00||£1500.00|
|CCR 600 stereo radio/cassette player with CD autochanger||Standard||No cost|
|Two-coat metallic paint||No cost||No cost|
|Two-coat pearlescent paint||No cost||No cost|
|24 months Sureguard - 45,000 miles||N/A||£590.00|
|3.0i 24v ECOTEC-V6 Petrol
Max. power: 210PS (155kW) @ 6000rpm
Max. torque: 270Nm (199.2 lb.ft.) @ 3400rpm
Compression ratio: 10.8:1
|Configuration: V6, 24-valve unit with two overhead camshafts per bank, alloy cylinder heads, sodium filled exhaust valves, variable intake manifold, hydraulic tappets and oil cooling fan. Oil/water heat exchanger. Maintenance-free poly-vee ancillary drive belt. Engine Management: Motronic M2.8.1 system with direct ignition. Twin-jet sequential port fuel injection with knock control and air mass metering. Emission control: Electronic exhaust gas recirculation. Secondary air injection. Activated charcoal evaporation control canister. Lambda and twin three-way closed-loop catalytic converters.|
|CLUTCH DIAMETER||GEAR RATIOS||FINAL DRIVE RATIOS|
Five-speed manual transmission: Standard on Omega MV6 models. Hydraulic, asbestos-free, single clutch plate.
Four-speed automatic transmission: Extra-cost option on Omega MV6 models. Electronically controlled, with load-sensing adaptive shift patterns for improved economy and driveability plus Economy, Sport and Winter driving modes and electronic park brake/shift lock. Fluid drive with torque converter and lock-up on third and fourth ratios eliminating wasteful slip.
Front: Independent. MacPherson struts with twin-tube gas-pressure dampers and coil springs. Anti-roll bar. Silicon filled hydrobushes. Negative scrub radius.
Rear: Independent. Multi-link suspension system with twin-tube telescopic gas pressure dampers. Anti-roll bar.
Dual circuit, servo assisted.
Front: 296mm diameter self adjusting ventilated disc brakes
Rear: 286mm diameter self adjusting disc brakes
Asbestos-free brake pads. Handbrake-on and low brake fluid warning light. Front brake pad wear warning light. Plastic coated brake pipes. Electronic antilock braking system (ABS).
120 amp alternator
66 Ah maintenance-free battery
Boot Capacity (VDA method)
|litres (cu.ft.)||Seat up||Seat down|
|Saloon||530 (18.7)||830 (29.2)*|
|Estate (to glass line)||540 (19.1)||1000 (35.3)|
|Estate (to roof)||965 (34.1)||1800 (63.6)|
* to glass line
Performance & Fuel Economy
FUEL ECONOMY mpg (litres/100km)
|Maximum Speed (mph)||Acceleration 0-62mph (s)||Urban driving||Extra urban driving||Combined figure|
|Saloon||5-speed manual||151||8.0||18.0 (15.7)||34.0 (8.3)||25.7 (11.8)|
|Saloon||4-speed automatic||148||9.0||16.5 (17.1)||32.1 (8.8)||23.7 (11.9)|
|Estate||5-speed manual||146||8.5||17.7 (16.0)||32.8 (8.6)||25.0 (11.3)|
|Estate||4-speed automatic||143||9.5||16.2 (17.4)||31.0 (9.1)||23.2 (12.2)|
Weights & Towing Data
|Kerbweight (kg)||Gross vehicle weight (kg)||Max. roof rack load (kg)||Maximum towing weights (kg)||Max trailer noseweight load (kg)||Rear overhang (metres)||Speed (mph) per 1000rpm manual transmission|
|Trailer with brakes||Trailer without brakes|
7½J x 17 spoked alloy wheels with anthracite finish centres and locking wheel bolts
235/45 WR 17 ultra-low profile tyres
16.5 Imperial Gallons (75 litres)
ZF Servotronic speed sensitive power assisted recirculating ball system.
Energy absorbing steering column.
3.0 turns lock-to-lock.
Turning circle - 10.2m (33.5 ft)
Aerodynamic drag co-efficients:
Saloon - Cd 0.29
Estate - Cd 0.32
All steel body with extensive anti-corrosion protection. Safety crumple zones, front and rear. Rigid passenger safety cell. Concealed windscreen wipers. Flush fitting glass all-round. Flush door handles. Concealed front towing eye. Single two-way key operated locks and ignition. Burst proof door locks. Child-proof rear door locks. Polypropylene front bumper/valance and rear bumper capable of withstanding impacts up to 2.5mph without permanent damage.
Over 60% use of zinc-coated sheet metal, zinc phosphated bodyshell primered electrostatically (cathodic). All weld seams and joints sealed with special compound. Areas prone to stone damage on underbody coated with stone-impact primer. Anti-corrosion primers used extensively on bonnet, boot lid, tailgate, doors, wings and other panels. Paint finish applied electrostatically. PVC coating applied to wheelarches and other underbody areas. Polymer reinforced anti-corrosion wax pumped into door sills and other underbody cavities. Plastic front wheelarch liners.
CCR 600 stereo system
Cassette player features
CD changer features
CCRT 700 stereo system
Cassette player features
CD changer features