Opel will sell the Ampera for the same sticker price in all European markets. The Ampera will come with 4 drive modes to make best use of its plug-in hybrid system.

Opel will be debuting the production version of the plug-in hybrid Ampera model at the Geneva auto show next week.

After much anticipation, and so much coverage, the production model is finally here and Opel has provided an expanded set of details in the press release published here below.

New in those details is the fact that Opel will be selling the Ampera model for the same price all across Europe - €42,900. In Germany, the cost of the Ampera is reduced to €36,050 with the help of government tax credits.

Opel reports that it has already received 1,000 pre-orders for the car ahead of the start of deliveries scheduled for later in the year.

The Ampera will feature 4 drive modes that make best use of its battery-stored energy. 'Normal' mode for everyday mixed driving. A 'Sport' mode makes driving a little more fun at the expense of energy. 'Mountain' mode optimizes the hybrid system to deal with ascents and declines in the topography. Finally, a 'City' mode is meant to make the most of regenerative braking and running the gasoline engine to keep the battery as fully charged as possible.

To reiterate the main stats on the Ampera:

Range will be between 40 and 80 km (25 to 50 miles) on electric power, extended to 500 km (310 miles) once the 1.4 liter gasoline engine kicks in and helps power the electric motor and feed energy to the 16 kWh lithium-ion battery.

Total output is 111 kW (150 hp / 152 PS) and 370 Nm (273 lb-ft) of torque, 0 to 100 km/h clocks in at around 9 seconds and top speed is 161 km/h (99 mph).

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