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2012 Opel Insignia Looks Charming 10
Posted by Alex Ion in 2012 Opel Insignia, Automotive News, opel, upgrade on 08 10th, 2011

Luxor metallic paint and restyled wheels – that could be the differences you might get to see in the new version of the Opel Insignia. Compared to the predecessor, the 2012 model’s exterior remains untouched. Storage of map data in an SD card enabling easy updating, new ‘Indian Night’ Nappa leather seats and an improved front camera system with a Forward Collision Alert System make sure that it has come a long way from the earlier version.

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The model comes with a new turbo charged 1.4 liter ecoFLEX petrol engine that produces 140 PS (103 kW/138 hp) and a torque of 200 Nm (147 lb-ft). Other prominent features include six-speed manual transmission, an engine Start/Stop system, power steering, an aerodynamic underbody and 17 inch wheels with low rolling resistance tires.

With the new engine, Insignia accelerates from 0-100km/hour in 10.9 seconds and acquires an improved fuel efficiency of 5.7 liter/100 km.

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Meanwhile, the all-wheel drive models with a turbocharged 2.0 liter engine has been upgraded for 250 PS (185 kW/ 248 hp) and a torque of 400 Nm (295 lb-ft). The variant accelerates 0-100 km/hour in 7.5 seconds when connected to a six-speed manual transmission and reduced fuel consumption and emissions by installing engine start/stop system.

The front-wheel drive model with 2.0 liter turbo charged engine develops 220 PS (162 kW/ 217 hp) and comes with the same features.