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Opel Insignia OPC with 321hp Will Get Frankfurt Debut

It has a refreshed chassis, exterior and interior

 
 
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The front gets saber-tooth shaped fog light trim

OpelOpelOpelGermany, 1863 > present85 models
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has yet another debut ready for the Frankfurt Motor Show on September 10. In addition to new engines for some cars, a refreshed InsigniaInsigniaOpel InsigniaGermany, 2003 > present470 versions
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concept,  it will reveal an upgraded Insignia OPCInsignia Sports Tourer OPCOpel Insignia Sports Tour...Germany, 2014 > present1 photo
with 321hp (325ps) and 321lb-ft of torque, the same power has the pre-refresh model.  The real changes are to the look and chassis setup. There is also a new, optional all-wheel drive model.

The new all-wheel drive system is supplied by Haldex and includes a rear electronic limited-slip differential to balance power left and right on the car. It can direct power between 0 and 100% between the front and rear axles as well.

The all-wheel drive model with a six-speed manual hits 100km/h in 6.0 seconds or 6.3 seconds in the Insignia Sports Tourer OPC. Both are limited to a top speed of 250km/h. If the buyer opts to remove the speed limiter, then the top speed rises to 270km/h or 265km/h for the Sports Tourer OPC.

“With great attention to detail, our engineers have given it some decisive fine-tuning. This is evident in its design and in its even better driving performance. This puts the OPC squarely in the first league of mid-size series production sports cars,” said Michael Ableson, head of engineering for GM Europe.

Opel has restyled the exterior of the Insignia OPC with a unique front bumper with chrome trim around the foglights that Opel says should look like a saber tooth. The rear gets integrated rhomboid exhaust pipes.

The OPC also gets a thorough mechanical reworking over the previous car with a new rear axle that improves noise and vibration, new stability control programming and new damper settings tuned specifically for the OPC.

The interior gets a few upgrades as well including Recaro seats with optional leather and memory, OPC gearshift knob, performance steering wheel with optional heating and a new instrument panel that includes oil pressure, oil temperature, battery voltage, throttle position, brake power and g-force gauges that can be enlarged to an 8in screen as an option.

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InsigniaInsignia
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Insignia Sports Tourer OPCInsignia Sports Tourer OPC
Engine
V 6
Displacement
170 cu in
Top Speed
155 mph
Transmission
6, Manual
Maximum power
325 hp @ 5250 rpm
Type
Estate (station wagon)
Fuel
Petrol
Fuel consumption (combined)
21.58 US MPG
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annual ownership cost
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