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Christopher Bruce2013-08-15 17:47:02

Refreshed Opel Insignia Getting 3 New Engines, One Under 99g/km of CO2

It also has suspension improvements

 
 
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There are three new engines and the old engines are still available

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at the Frankfurt Motor Show on September 10, and in addition to a slightly changed look, the car is getting three new engines. One of them is a new turbo diesel with 99g/km of CO2 emissions.

The new engines consist of two new turbo petrol engines and the new diesel.

The new turbo petrol engines are the 2.0-liter SIDI and 1.6 SIDI. The 2.0-liter version produces 247hp and 295lb-ft of torque. Opel did not announce consumption figures for the engine.

The 1.6-liter has 168hp and 207lb-ft with overboost. It uses 5.9l/100km and emits 139g/km of CO2 in the sedan and 6.2l/100km and 146g/km of CO2 in the five-door Sports Tourer.

Both come standard with a six-speed manual and stop/start, but the 2.0 SIDI can also be ordered with a six-speed automatic and in some markets all-wheel drive.

The new 2.0 CDTI diesel is offered in two tunes with either 118hp or 138hp, both with 99g/km of CO2 emissions in the sedan. Both come standard with a six-speed manual transmission and start/stop. In the sedan, they use 3.7l/100km and 3.9l/100km in the hatchback. Emissions for the five door are 104g/km of CO2.

Buyers of the 2.0 CDTI also get active air shutters in the radiator, which lowers drag by 8%.

All of the previous gasoline, diesel and natural gas engines will still be available in the refreshed Insignia.

For the refresh, Opel also reworked the Insignia’s body panels to bring its coefficient of drag down to 0.25. The changes include more underbody covering, a wider lip on the front spoiler, an integrated rear lip spoiler and new taillights that improve airflow.

It also worked on the suspension to give it a better ride including changes to the dampers, roll bars and steering. Opel claims that it lowers the cars interior noise and vibration. It is also available with an adaptive chassis system that lets the driver select Standard, Tour or Sport modes.

The refreshed Insignia will be revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September and go on sale soon afterwards.

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