10 August 2011

Opel/Vauxhall Insignia powertrain update for 2012

Opel/Vauxhall Insignia has received an updated powertrain for model year 2012 for certain market. The engine itself isn't new, but now has been made available to more market reach. The powertrain unit of interest are the 1.4 litres and 2.0 litres turbocharged engine family.

The turbocharged 1.4-liter ecoFLEX petrol engine produced the same output as the old 1.8-liter unit it replaced at  138 hp and 200 Nm of torque. The model also comes with six-speed manual transmission, an engine start/stop system, aerodynamic underbody and restyled 17-inch wheels with low-rolling-resistance tires. The car has a fuel consumption rating of 5.7 L/100km and CO2 emissions of 134 g/km. Performance-wise, the engine enables the Insignia to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 10.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 205 km/h. More after the jump.

Meanwhile, the other model is 4X4 2.0 litre Turbo with 250 hp capable to accelerates from zero to 100km/h in 7.5 seconds on the way to top speed of 250 km/h. It consumes 8.9 L/100 km with CO2 emissions of 209g/km.

Opel also enhance the 220 hp 2.0-liter Turbo Insignia with front-wheel drive and six-speed manual transmission, with a start/stop system, aerodynamic underbody paneling and low-rolling-resistance tires, all of which will help reduce fuel consumption to 7.6 L/100km and CO2 emissions to 179g/km.

The exterior styling remains unchanged except the addition of new Luxor metallic paint and restyled wheels. Interior-wise, the model offers two new infotainment systems, new Indian Night Nappa leather seats and an improved front camera system which has a Forward Collision Alert system which notifies the driver if they are going to crash into the car in front of them.

The car will be showcased during the forthcoming Frankfurt Motorshow.

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