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Since making its the Opel Insignia has won more 50 national and international awards, the especially prestigious title of the Year”. Customers have this critical success great demand – over units of the brand flagship been sold to date.

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With new gasoline engines and technologies, the Insignia is set to continue its run in model year 2012. start at 23,330 euro incl. VAT).

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New gasoline with 103 kW/140 hp stands for economy

The newly developed 1.4 ecoFLEX gasoline engine is the of uncompromising “downsizing”. Together with six-speed manual Start/Stop technology, power aerodynamic underbody paneling and 225/50 R 17 low-rolling-resistance tires, it is the economical gasoline engine in the mid-size class segment.

All these measures reduce the 1.4 fuel consumption – compared the previous 1.8-liter version, with 103 kW/140 hp – by two liters in the to 5.7 liters per 100 kilometers. CO2 emissions are by 45 grams to 134 grams per kilometer – in cases a reduction of more 25 percent. At the same time, the delivered by the most economical engine in its class was increased by 15 percent to 200 Nm.

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With this performance the Insignia 1.4 turbo ecoFLEX can from zero to 100 km/h in 10.9 seconds, reaching a speed of 205 km/h. Opel’s top is available with this variant as a sedan or as a Sports and – with 5.9 liters per 100 km and 139 g/km CO2 – it sets standards in the station segment.

Refinements to the new powertrain include the optimization of the transmission resulting in reduced consumption and agility. The electric power REPS (Rack Assist Power Steering) featured for the time in the Insignia provides comfort. Its steering characteristics can now be more flexibly adapted to driving situation.

A significant advantage of the REPS is the potential for fuel saving and a reduction in CO2 emissions. As it does not rely on a running hydraulic pump, the electric power is only active when it is

2012 Opel Insignia

2.0 turbo 4×4: More and torque with reduced

The two-liter turbo with injection in combination with the 4×4 all-wheel drive into the new model year 30 hp higher output. It is available six-speed manual transmission or transmission. The engine delivers 185 hp and maximum torque of 400 Nm (previously 350

This powerful drivetrain manual transmission can sprint zero to 100 km/h in just 7.5 The top speed is electronically limited to 250

The 2-liter turbo unit is proof that increased and reduced fuel consumption can go in hand. Thanks to extensive like the Start/Stop system and tires, Opel engineers able to reduce fuel and CO2 emissions to 8.4 l/100 km and 197 g/km (previously: 8.9 l/100 km, 209 g/km With this increase in and torque and the even more characteristics – with simultaneous in fuel consumption – the Insignia 2.0 4×4 convinces with a top in the premium mid-size class

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Opel Start/Stop system many engine variants

Not the two units already mentioned from the Opel Start/Stop The 162 kW/220 hp 2.0 turbo with drive and six-speed manual will soon be available the intelligent fuel-saving technology – aerodynamic underbody paneling and tires.

This reduces consumption by 0.5 to 7.6 liters per 100 kilometers. The system is in its element in city where up to one liter per 100 kilometers can be The CO2 emissions in the combined cycle reduced accordingly to 179 instead of the 189 grams per kilometer.

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New infotainment systems

The new infotainment Navi 600 and Navi 900 Europa are far to the CD or DVD-based predecessor versions in of the scope of features offered. All of the map is stored on SD cards, and the maps can be to suit individual customer In addition to the default points of (POIs), further POIs can be and stored on the device. The driver can single points and store in the address book as individual

Another practical feature: as as the fastest and shortest routes, the system also allows the of the most economical, i.e. fuel consumption routes.

The 900 Europa system also a voice recognition and log book – the latter with the option of private and business trips. An POI announcement informs the driver of of interest in the direct proximity by signal, text or popup. As of the variant “Edition”, an especially Infinity sound system is available.

Opel front camera additional functions

The Opel also offers further in the model year 2012 in of safety. The new Opel front used for traffic sign and lane departure warning to now also has the Following Distance which constantly measures the to the car ahead in seconds. It is activated from a speed of 40 km/h and the driver to avoid rear-end and possible fines for tailgating.

The Collision Alert provides a signal on the instrument cluster and an alarm to warn the driver of an collision with the car ahead. the optionally available front in conjunction with AFL+ as a High Beam Assist.

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equipment: Nappa leather Night”

The model year 2012 also offers enhanced and additional elegance. It is available on with premium Nappa finish “Indian Night” is distinguished by a combination of high-quality leather with contrasting in an elegant Cognac tone. The look is refined by the new dark lacquer “Luxor”, which, on the light, has blue-violet color

The sporty, elegant silhouette of the Insignia will be rounded off in the months by a selection of new alloy with striking rim designs.

Visser, Vice President Marketing and Aftersales at Opel, on the potential of the optimized Opel : “With its new product characteristics, regarding fuel consumption and CO2 the Insignia will strengthen its position in its class – to the benefit of our

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