Opel/Vauxhall Insignia Gains New 1.6L Petrol Engine With 200PS

As of today, Opel and Vauxhall are offering a new petrol engine option for the latest Insignia, which slots under the GSi versions in the family car’s range.

It’s a turbocharged 1.6-liter petrol unit equipped with a gasoline particulate filter, which helps it meet the Euro 6d-TEMP emission standard.

The new engine generates 200PS (197hp / 147kW) and 280Nm (207lb-ft) of torque, and is mated to either a six-speed manual or an optional automaticn. Opel claims a 0-100km/h (0-62mph) acceleration of 7.7 seconds in the Insignia Grand Sport, and a top speed of 235km/h (146mph), while consumption stands at 6.3 l/100 km (44.8 mpg UK / 37.3 mpg US) on average, and CO2 emissions at 145 g/km.

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The new gasoline burner is available for the Grand Sport and Sports Tourer versions of the Insignia in the United Kingdom. In other markets, however, where it’s being sold as an Opel, it is available for the Insignia Country Tourer, too.

Pricing for the Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport SRi VX-Line Nav starts at £25,610 (€28,772/$33,597€), whereas its Opel sibling costs at least €35,195 (£31,321/$41,093) in Germany, tax included.

Launching in the second-gen Insignia alongside the aforementioned engine is a new infotainment system that’s available in two versions, Multimedia and Multimedia Navi Pro. It has a touchscreen display, up to 8 inches in size, supports the pairing of up to two smartphones simultaneously, and gets Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, DAB+ and voice control.

The infotainment system is joined by a digital instrument cluster, while customers can also order an optional head-up display.

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  • wintergraan

    A very nice looking car 🙂 and the new engine is a great addition!

  • Mike anonymous

    In case anyone doubted when I stated (months ago) that Jaguar is not the brand it used to be, take a look at the this vehicle without it’s face (shown below).

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/eb0762e701d34e36605c6daac9465e1f2b88fe5a85e74d036bb581dca80d66c9.png

    If I’m going to be honest It almost looked like a Jaguar from behind the face of the vehicle going back. Now this is GREAT for the Opel/Vauxhall Insignia!, kudos to them for creating what appears to be a really nice car.

    But the fact that I (aside from the face, and from this angle) could have easily mistaken this for a Jaguar (a vehicle I used to consider on “level” with companies such as Aston Martin, Bentley, and others, (now more comparable to a BMW than anything else)) is a problem for Jaguar.

    But again, for the Opel/Vauxhall Insignia, this is great!.

  • Randy Terpstra

    Is his a variation of GM/Opel’s MGE used in the previous generation of Insignia, or is it a PSA unit?

    I’m thinking the former, TBH, as Opel has been tapped to develop the engines for PSA’s planned reentry into the North American market.

    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      Pretty much my thoughts. It’s at the upper end of the scale for liters with a turbo these days (2.0 notwithstanding).

    • LarryH77

      Just an updated MGE to meet new emissions standards. Would be too much work to stick PSA engines in a GM platform. Market for big non-premium saloons/hatches in the UK is tiny these days.

      New models will be re-bodied PSA products.

      • Randy Terpstra

        Makes sense!

  • ZYGIUS

    Is it “famous” PSA Prince, with 100 000 km range???

    • mihsf

      No it isn’t and this engine is now reliable since BMW isn’t involved in its development anymore.

    • uS’gedlemba

      LOL …the 100 000KM limit was secretely imposed by BMW

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