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autoviva2010-12-17 10:31:00

Opel Insignia OPC now with automatic transmission

Opel Insignia OPC now with automatic transmission

Opel is launching a version of its top model Insignia OPC with a six-speed automatic transmission. The all-wheel drive high-performance model with a power output of 325 hp will be available for the four-door notchback, the five-door hatchback and the Sports Tourer bodies.

The adaptive transmission control unit is connected to the mechatronic FlexRide chassis system which adapts damping and other driving functions to drivers’ preferences. The drivers of the Insignia OPC are able to choose between a default standard mode, for all-round performance ideal for everyday driving and a special Sport mode. In this case the chassis suspension stiffens and reduces body roll for more agility.

To get the chassis in high-performance mode, with a more direct steering and a more responsive throttle the OPC mode must be selected. The OPC automatic transmission’s shifting character is tuned for even more driving fun and adapts to prevailing driving conditions in the standard and sport modes. On the OPC mode shifting points are around maximum rpm during heavy acceleration and downshifting is very dynamic when braking heavily.

Although it features a different transmission the Opel Insignia OPC maintains driving performance, consumption and emission levels practically identical to the manual version. The Insignia OPC hatchback is able to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds, while the sedan and Sports Tourer versions take more 0.3 seconds. All the variants reach a limited top speed of 250 km/h. In terms of consumption and CO2 emissions, the sedan and hatchback versions have a fuel consumption of 10.7 l/100 km, representing 251 g/km, while the Sports Tourer consumes 11.0 l/100km and emits 259 g/km of CO2.

“Our customers often told us that they would like an automatic transmission version,” says Michael F. Meyer, Product Marketing Director at Adam Opel GmbH. “So we responded to this request and expanded the Insignia OPC drive train offer with this alternative – and offer it at a great price.”

Insignia OPC Sports Tourer AutomaticInsignia OPC Sports Tourer Automatic




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