Russelsheim: Opel makes 500,000 Insignia models image

The German based automaker Opel has recently announced that the 500, 000th Insignia model has just left the assembly line in Russelsheim.

According to the car manufacturer, the 500,000th Opel Insignia made is a Sports Tourer station wagon which is powered by the 2.0 liter BiTurbo CDTI engine, generating a total output of 195 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque.

“I and all the employees here at this plant are very proud of today’s achievement. Since the Insignia’s launch in October 2008, our staff went the extra mile, “says Scheiben. “Right from the start we knew that the Insignia was a true winner. I am delighted that the 500,000th Insignia is equipped with the latest two-liter BiTurbo diesel engine. The new unit was launched very recently and has already enjoyed very positive feedback from the media and customers.”

The Opel Insignia Sports Tourer equipped with the 2.0 liter BiTurbo CDTI engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission which is sending the power to the front-wheel drive. The model is coming with the Start/Stop technology and it’s able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.9 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 228 km/h. Fuel consumption is “stopping” at 5.4 liter / 100 km and the model is emitting just 134 g/km of CO2.