Opel Insignia has got a new economical motorAugust 3, 2018
German automaker in the near future will be forced to transfer their models to the modular platform of the PSA group, but the flagship model of Insignia, the second generation of which was presented just last year, it will not be soon. The Germans equipped the model with a new engine that meets all modern and even future environmental standards.
According to the press center of Opel, the engine has a capacity of 1.6 liters, turbocharging, direct fuel injection, as well as particulate particulate filter, which allows it to meet the most stringent Euro 6d-TEMP requirements, which enter into force in the EU in September 2019 . The engine’s power is 200 horsepower at 5,500 rpm, the torque reaches 280 Nm in the range of 1,650 to 4,500 rpm.
The Germans do not disclose other characteristics of the engine, such as the compression ratio and its geometry, but we know that in the range of the brand there is a similar engine with similar parameters: it is a SIDI Ecotec series engine with the A16SHT index, which was announced at the Moscow Motor Show in 2012. He has the same power, torque, and it is installed on the model Astra J, Astra K, Opel Cascada, and Opel Zafira Tourer. The motor has a geometry of 79.0 × 81.5 mm, a compression ratio of 9.5:1, and a direct fuel injection system. Apparently, it was he who was modified by the Germans to the notorious ecological standard. Among other features it is worth noting that he has a cast-iron “bottom” and an aluminum “head”. Work it will be like a six-speed manual transmission, and an automatic box at the same speed.
The fuel consumption is stated at the level of 8.3-8.6 liters of fuel for modification of the Insignia Sports Tourer in the city mode, and 5.3-5.6 liters on the highway. Also this motor will be available in the modifications of Grand Sport and Country Tourer.
Acceleration to 100 kilometers per hour will take all the modifications 7.7 seconds, the maximum speed will be 235 kilometers per hour.
Together with the new engine, Insignia will also receive an upgraded eight-inch multimedia system.
In Germany, the Insignia Grand Sport will be sold with this engine and a six-speed manual transmission at a price of 35,195 euros.
This year, Insignia sales are much better than in the past: if last year in January-May, 23,127 cars of this model were sold, in the same period this year the European dealers of the brand sold 33,862 copies (+ 46%).