2015 Vauxhall Adam Grand Slam - price, on-sale date and engine

Performance version of the Vauxhall Adam gets 148bhp and will go on sale in March

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Vauxhall has launched a new performance version of its Adam city car. Called the Grand Slam, the model will go on sale in the UK in March.

What is it?
The Adam Grand Slam is the performance version of Vauxhall's Adam city car. Aside from its new 1.4-litre turbocharged engine, the Grand Slam also gets a performance bodykit, new 18-inch alloy wheels, new springs and shock absorbers, and VXR brakes.

What engines can I choose from?

There's only the one engine option for the Adam Grand Slam - a turbocharged four-cylinder 1.4-litre petrol engine developing 148bhp and 162lb ft of torque. It's connected to a six-speed manual transmission.

Vauxhall says the Adam Grand Slam can reach 62mph in 8.5 seconds, and has a top speed of 124mph. Official average fuel economy is claimed at 47.8mpg, with CO2 emissions of 139g/km.

How much equipment does it come with?

Sitting at the very top of the Adam range, the Grand Slam comes with decent standard equipment. The list includes an upgraded interior with special floor mats, pedals and door trim, as well as stereo with Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, trip computer, leather steering wheel, and tinted rear windows.

Vauxhall's Intellilink infotainment system is also available as an option, as are Recaro seats.

How much does it cost?

The Adam Grand Slam is priced at £16,995; £2000 more than the current range-topping Adam Black and White editions.

How good are its rivals?

Vauxhall has set its sights firmly on the Abarth 595 Turismo, a performance hatchback. The Abarth is around £1000 more expensive than the Adam Grand Slam, and its 1.4-litre engine develops more power, at 158bhp.

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