Schaeffler North America

Passenger cars

Opel Vectra


The Epsilon platform represents the next generation for all of GM’s mid size models of Opel, Vauxhall and Saab. The most well known models are the new Opel Vectra and the second generation of the Saab 9³.

Due to the numerous models of the Epsilon platform, refined and intelligent front wheel bearings were necessary. These sensor supported bearings must transmit, on a reliable and trouble-free basis, the signals for the control of ABS, ASR and ESP-Plus, no matter whether it is a front wheel driven vehicle or the four-wheel driven Saab SUV. Bearing clamping force is applied and controlled via the orbitally formed shoulder on this multi functional wheel bearing unit. Consequently, reductions in function, comfort and overall bearing life, are finally a thing of the past.

Additional Bearing Highlights:

  • Integrated wheel speed sensor
  • For-life lubrication and sealing
  • Highly precise brake discs and wheel guidance
  • Reduced total cost of mounting because of two-flange-design