Opel has developed a new eco-friendly motor for its Opel Insignia of the second generation. It meets the most stringent environmental requirements of the European Union.
According to the automaker, the Insignia will have a 1.6-liter turbocharged power unit that provides 200 ph and 280 Nm of torque. The car will also have a particulate filter, which is mandatory for all Euro 6 vehicles.
Fuel consumption in the urban cycle is claimed to be 8.5 liters, while the Insignia will spend about 5.5 liters on highways. The powertrain will get the Grand Sport and Country Tourer modifications. Motors will work paired with a 6-speed manual or automatics.
However, they will not affect the car’s dynamic. All versions should reach 100 km/h in 7.7 seconds, and the top speed will be 235 km/h.
Prices for the new Opel Insignia with such a motor start from €35,000 in Europe. In 2018 European dealerships have already sold 34,000 Insignias, which is 46% more, than in the first half of 2017.
Photo: 2017 Opel Insignia Grand Sport