Four-Door Opel Insignia GSi Looking Mighty Good In Frankfurt

With a 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol unit putting down decent numbers, Opel’s latest Passat/Mondeo rival is definitely dressed to impress in GSi form.

Unveiled back in July, the Insignia GSi makes use of 260 PS (252 HP) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque, as well as less overall weight than the older OPC version, with approximately 160 kg (353 kg) in its favor.

It will also lap the Nurburgring quicker than the OPC, despite being down on power by some 69 horses. In other words, it’s a strong product that, at least on paper, looks like a significant upgrade over previous fast Insignias.

Speaking of how it looks, this particular gray model on display at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show has a dark, aggressive theme going for it, which some people tend to like, as opposed to getting the car in red, orange or other bright colors.

The sporty front and rear bumpers, together with the large 20″ easily communicate that this isn’t your regular, everyday Insignia, and with the help of bigger brakes and adaptive dampers, getting it out on the road should be quite an interesting experience – especially when you’ve got all-wheel drive with torque vectoring.

The new Opel Insignia GSi will be available to order in Germany halfway through next month.

We’ll see the Insignia as the 2018  Buick Regal in the States with the sports version being the GS that comes with a  310hp 3.6-liter V6.

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  • mike

    not bad at all….front could be a bit better, look too much like a volvo front end.

  • DM

    Is it just me or does the Opel badge makes it infinitely more appealing than its Buick brother?

    • gor134

      Not just the badge, the grille looks much better and is standard across all models, while the Buick gets an ugly grille. Also, the Insignia GSi has a lower suspension, bigger spoiler, and bigger wheels, which improve it’s stance and make it look 20x better.

      • I’mCallingYouOut

        It’s also time to update the Buick logo.

    • Six_Tymes

      I agree, 100% better. the grey GSi looks really good

  • EMCCLions

    There’s the Buick Regal GS…you guys even covered it back in July (http://www.carscoops.com/2017/07/2018-buick-regal-gs-shows-up-with-310hp.html)

  • john1168

    That light grey color is fantastic! I never thought I’d like it until I saw it on the KIA Stinger. The Stinger had a little metallic flake in it to really set it off. A subtle color that shows off the design without distracting from it. Very nice. I do like this Insignia, I just wish they didn’t use that filler where the rear side window is by the C pillar. To me that’s lazy design but the rest of the car looks good and the interior is great!

    • Vassilis

      It also looks fantastic on the RS3.

  • Vassilis

    Car looks great! Looking forward to the OPC version.

  • SteersUright

    Looks rather good but who are we kidding, this is a GM product…

  • Six_Tymes

    whoa… that was un-expected.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    Looks like a very well done, original sedan with compact and dynamic lines. Nothing like the boring sedans more famous brands make. And they also have a decent quality in terms of interiors and assembly. More than decent to be honest.

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