Opel Insignia received a nine-speed automaticJanuary 9, 2020
A new gearbox is available for cars with a two-liter turbo four
The Opel brand introduced the updated Insignia at the Brussels Motor Show – both civilian modifications and the sports GSi underwent modernization. Versions with a new two-liter engine received a nine-band automatic transmission.
The most notable innovation in Insignia is the appearance of a nine-band automatic, which replaced the eight-band gearbox. The new transmission is offered only for cars with a turbo engine 2.0: on a civilian version, the engine gives out 200 forces and 350 Nm of torque, and on the GSi – 230 forces (previously the power was 260 forces and 400 Nm of torque). For the sake of new eco-standards, the unit is equipped with a cylinder shutdown system at low loads, which allowed to reduce consumption by an average of 18 percent.
Following the “civilian” versions of Insignia, the sportsman version of the GSi received IntelliLux LED Pixel Light matrix optics with 168 LED elements. In addition, the sedan and the station wagon got an electro-hydraulic brake booster, improved mechanisms with four-piston Brembo calipers and active shutters in the grille.
The equipment also included a new rear view camera and several options for a multimedia system with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The adaptive FlexRide suspension and the GKN Twinster differential gearbox with traction vector control remain in place.
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