Opel Insignia flagship diesel has new biturbo option image

The incoming Frankfurt Motor Show starting next week will also see the premiere of the most powerful biturbo diesel version of the second-generation Opel Insignia, next to the new Insignia GSI and Grandland X.

At the heart of this range-topping biturbo diesel sits a newly-developed 2.0-liter engine, capable of developing 210 horsepower (154 kilowatts) at 4,000 rpm, an option that is probably befitting of the GSI badge as well. The new diesel powerplant has sequential two-stage turbocharging, reaching a maximum torque of 354 pound-feet (480 Newton-meters) from as low as 1,500 rpm. The four-cylinder motor will be offered exclusively in conjunction with an eight-speed automatic transmission, rooting power through the company’s high-tech all-wheel drive with torque vectoring.

The near-premium model will reach 62 miles per hour / 100 kilometers per hour in 7.9 seconds and then continue on to a maximum speed of 145 mph (233 kph), with Opel also giving us the fuel economy numbers through the new Worldwide Harmonized Light-Duty Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), which is here as a more realistic alternative to the NEDC cycle, with the figure ranging between 7.5 and 8.0 liters per 100 kilometers (29 – 31 miles per gallon) combined. A new generation AdBlue injection also makes the Insignia 2.0 BiTurbo already compliant to the Euro 6.2 emissions standard, which is being implemented in Europe from fall 2018.