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The New Opel Insignia, which will make its world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, will offer new powertrains, including a new 2.0-liter turbo diesel engine. Both variants (the 88 kW/120 hp and 103 kW/140 hp) consume, either as the four or five-door model with six-speed manual transmission and Start/Stop system, 3.7 liters of fuel per 100 km (63.6 mpg US) in the combined cycle (Sports Tourer: 3.9 l/100 km, or 60.3 mpg US).

This is equivalent to 99 g/km CO2 and 104 g/km CO2, respectively. The 88 kW/120 hp Turbo diesel provides up to 320 N·m (236 lb-ft) and the 103 kW/140 hp model up to 370 N·m (273 lb-ft) of torque, due to an automatic overboost function.

The new Opel Insignia offers the choice between the three propulsion alternatives: gasoline, diesel and LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas); power output ranges from 81 kW/110 hp to 239 kW/325 hp.

The top-of-the-line diesel is the 143 kW/195 hp 2.0 BiTurbo CDTI. The high-performance diesel with sequential, two-stage turbochargers delivers torque of 400 N·m (295 lb-ft).

The most prominent gasoline engines are the two turbo direct injection units: the 2.0 SIDI (SIDI = Spark Ignition Direct Injection) Turbo with 184 kW/250 hp and 400 N·m maximum torque as well as the 1.6 SIDI Turbo from the newest engine generation with 125 kW/170 hp and 260 N·m (192 lb-ft), and even up to 280 N·m (207 lb-ft) with overboost.

The gasoline units can be coupled with a six-speed manual transmission and Start/Stop functionality or with a new, low-friction six-speed automatic gearbox. In addition to front-wheel-drive, the 2.0-liter SIDI Turbo is also available with all-wheel-drive.

An alternative powertrain option is the 103 kW/140 hp Opel Insignia 1.4 LPG with maximum torque of 200 N·m (148 lb-ft). It meets—like its gasoline version—the future Euro 6 emissions standard.



Amazing GM vehicle. Will it ever be sold in N.A.?

James Douglas

Not for the US market, Euro V NOx standard is 0.3 g/mi where as the worst US standard is Tier 2 bin 5 at .05 g/mi and bin 2 is .02 g/mi therefore these engines are illegal in the US they produce ~20-100 times more NOx per mile than the allowable limits no one should be allowed to pollute that much just to save a few MPG bringing these engines to T2B5 would require triple stage after treatments SOC+DPF+DOC in california cars are now in the T2B2 range on the regular. These polluting diesels will never be allowed to run here even Euro VI is above T2B2. Keep dreaming about "clean" diesels in the USA, that said Mazda has the skyactive Diesel that meet and beats T2b5 but not at 60mpg all the after treatments eat into the overall mileage advantages of diesels


USA is doing a good job in finding ways to limit importation of improved vehicles. That way the local Big-3 can continue to build 24 mpg gas guzzlers and Oilcos are happy too?



First, the Opel Insignia would not get 63.6 EPA mpg. The European fuel economy numbers are quite inflated compared to EPA estimates. Second, as James Douglas noted, the European engines will not meet US emission standards. Third, a cleaner version of the 2 liter GM diesel is available in the Chevrolet Cruze in the US and will be available shortly in Canada. See

This not a conspiracy between the Big 3 and the oil companies.

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