It’s great to know that now the Vauxhall Insignia arrives with a new and more powerful four-cylinder diesel engine. The new unit is able to spawn output of 195 ponies and reach 400 Nm of torque.
This new Insignia BiTurbo now comes with a choice of five- door Hatch and Sports Tourer bodies in SRi, SRi Vx-line and Elite trims. In the UK this vehicle brings a tag price starts from £27,120 OTR.
Maybe some of you in Europe know the Insignia as the Opel, while in North America you may call it as the Buick Regal. The new engine is actually based on the previous 2.0 CDTi engine commonly used on the other Vauxhall models, such as Astra and new Zafira Tourer. Yet in this new Insignia BiTurbo, the engine capable to expand twin- sequential turbochargers. As the result, it delivers increasing output by 35 ps and 50 Nm of peak of torque.
The lower level is the smaller turbo charged which produces around 350 Nm of torque from 1500 rpm. However, both turbochargers incorporated together to work on the mid- range to deliver a peak torque of approximately 400 Nm between 1750- 2500 rpm. All gases flow directly to the larger turbo from 3,000 rpm.
With such unit, the Vauxhall Insignia FWD Hatch is able to sprint away from standstill to 60 mph in just 8.2 seconds.
The eco system that now fixed with the standard Start/ Stop system helps the BiTurbo to deliver more fuel- efficient compared to the single turbo version, yet able to deliver improved performance as well.
For the FWD Hatch, the fuel consumption is rated at 57.6 mpg UK at combined cycle or around 48 mpg US. It means the BiTurbo delivers better fuel economy by 2.2 mpg over the single turbo model.