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Opel Introducing Sports Tourer Version of Insignia ecoFLEX

Opel will offer a Sports Tourer version of its Insignia ecoFLEX starting this fall. The station wagon version offers combined cycle fuel consumption of 5.3 liters of diesel per 100 km (44 mpg US) and emits 139 g CO2/km. (The ecoFLEX sedan has fuel consumption of 5.2 L/100 km and 136 g CO2/km).

The 2.0 CDTI diesel engine with the Clean Tech System delivers 118 kW (160 hp) and has maximum torque of 380 N·m (280 lb-ft). The Insignia ecoFLEX Sports Tourer accelerates to a top speed of 215 km/h (134 mph) and accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 9.9 seconds.

The Opel Insignia ecoFLEX comes with a six-speed manual transmission, a longer final drive ratio, a range of aerodynamic optimizations and specially developed, 225/55 R 17” low-resistance Michelin tires.



You could do a BAS+ on a Matrix/Vibe with 4 kwh of plug batteries and get about 40 mpg combined. It is a sports mini wagon that could even use cellulose E85 for yet less gasoline consumption.

There are lots of cost effective ways to reduce oil imports. Just telling people that they need to trade in their old car and buy a new one is not necessarily the best way.

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