Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Opel Insignia 2012: first details

The German brand Opel has released the first details of the restyling of the Opel Insignia, which will featuring a series of cosmetic tweaks and improvements in their engines. Despite their best-selling Opel never stops working on the Insignia, which is preparing a facelift that will include changes to both aesthetic and mechanical level.

On the outside, in principle, the changes will be minimal, limited to a new color for the body and redesigned wheels. Inside Opel include two new entertainment systems than at present, and that will download updates onto an SD card, a much more user friendly. Also included is a new Nappa leather called 'Indian Night' on the seats, and a system that warns against possible collisions, called Forward Collision Alert System.

As mechanical improvements, all are intended primarily to improved efficiency. The first version we could find for the Opel Insignia features a 1.4-liter turbodiesel engine ecoFLEX, which replaces the old model 1.8-liter that delivers 140 hp with maximum torque of 20.41 Nm. To stop / start system including stop and start their consumption figure is set at 5.7 liters per 100 km with emissions of 134 g / km.

Accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 10.9 seconds and reaches a top speed of 205 km / h. Moreover, the engine is still available 2-liter turbodiesel 4-wheel drive, although it increases its power by 30 hp, reaching the 250 hp with maximum torque of 40.82 Nm. The engine is associated with a manual gearbox six relations, and with it the Opel Insignia is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km / h in 7.5 seconds, with a maximum speed of 250 km / h, electronically limited.

As for fuel consumption and emissions data, we talk about 8.4 liters of fuel per 100 km and 197 g / km. This same engine develops 220 hp wheel drive and equipped with Stop / Start has a consumption of 7.6 liters per 100 km and emitting 179 g / km.

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