The Insignia BiTurbo has been recently introduced by the German based automaker Opel and the “British” based automaker Vauxhall, available in a variety of body styles.

According to the manufacturers, the 2012 Opel / Vauxhall Insignia BiTurbo will be available in a variety of body styles and it’s packing a new engine, which should help improve its average fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The two automakers say that the Insignia BiTurbo will come with the new 2.0 CDTI engine with a unique intercooler system and front-wheel or all-wheel drive, along with the “classic” features available for the Insignia.

“In this class of power and torque, six-cylinder diesel engines with around three liter displacements are the usual choice. With our BiTurbo technology smaller engines produce even more output while enabling 30 percent lower fuel consumption and emissions. This is a very good example of successful ‘downsizing’ by Opel”, said the Insignia chief engineer, Volker Scharf.

The Insignia BiTurbo is powered by a twin-turbo 2.0 liter diesel engine which is developing a total output of 192 horsepower and has a peak torque of 400 Nm (295 lb-ft), enabling the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.7 seconds before reaching its top speed of 230 km/h (143 mph). Opel says that the model now has an average fuel consumption of 4.9 l/100 km (48 mpg US / 57.6 mpg UK) while it’s emitting 129 g/km of CO2. Prices for the Insignia BiTurbo start at 33.405 EUR.


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