After a rather wet Vectra, the Opel Insignia came forward to great glory as it went on to get well past the car fleet buyer market.
There’s quite the number of plus points that have lead to this happening and now there’s an extra one to consider, a new engine.
It is a new diesel powerplant, one which includes two turbochargers and all the goodness they imply.
The model is called the Opel/Vauxhall Insignia BiTurbo (no special marketing gimmicks here) and it is a part of the brand’s CDTi lineup.
Essentially, the base of the engine is the same 2.0 liter diesel powerplant we’ve known for a couple of years now yet thanks to the trickery of improved induction and other adaptations, 195 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque is available.
The latter is however a little more important as the torque is now available from as low as 1.750, pretty remarkable for an “average” diesel engine.
Apart from the improved smoothness, the BiTurbo Opel/Vauxhall Insignia also gets some improved performance to showcase for its efforts.
The crucial figures stand at 8.2 seconds to get from 0 to 62 mph (a second quicker than the regular diesel) and the top speed figure is rated at 143 mph.
Added performance doesn’t mean critical fuel consumption, quite the contrary as there’s a slight improvement here as well with 57.6 mpg being achieved on the UK cycle (48 US).
The Opel/Vauxhall Insignia BiTurbo will be available in Great Britain to start with, the rest of Europe to quickly follow and, with a bit of luck, U.S. eventually, under the Buick Regal nameplate.