The German automaker with American DNA and French parenting has just revealed its new biturbo four-cylinder, 2.0-liter diesel engine and it’s already implementing it inside the Insignia GSi Sports Tourer.
It’s the exact same powerplant – no technical modifications have been made compared to the regular version, meaning it provides 210 horsepower (154 kilowatts) at 4,000 rpm and a good maximum torque of 354 pound-feet (480 Newton-meters) from a low 1,500 rpm. The new diesel engine comes with two-stage turbocharging, so the mildly hot midsize wagon from Opel will sprint to 62 mph (100 kph) in 7.9 seconds and then throttle up to its maximum speed of 144 mph (231 kph). The Insignia GSi Sports Tourer is also available with the a gasoline engine, the 2.0-liter unit seen on the hatchback in GSi guise, packing 260 hp (191 kW) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm).
The smoother-running gas engine sprints to 62 mph a good four tenths of a second faster, in 7.5 seconds, and will also tower up to top speed of 152 mph (245 kph). Just like in the GSi hatchback, the Insignia Sports Tourer GSi has a standard eight-speed automatic transmission routing the power to an all-wheel-drive system equipped with torque vectoring. Other modifications include a 10 millimeters (0.4 inches) lower ride height, a more aggressive body kit, big 20-inch alloy wheels, Brembo brakes, and a Competition driving mode.