2013 Opel Insignia OPC review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 26 August 2013 , 14:08:42 byVeronica

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Opel Insignia OPC

Coming straight from Germany, the 2013 Opel Insignia OPC facelift takes the German tradition a step farther. The brand remains one of the most technologically advanced automobile manufacturers in Europe. It has a quite long and rich history and, as the German auto field is by far the most competitive in the world, Opel has to keep pace with changes. And the recently revealed Opel Insignia comes to refresh the Opel image in Europe.

The official debut of the 2013 Opel Insignia OPC is scheduled for September, when the Frankfurt Motor Show will take place. The facelift model will team up with the regular model and the Insignia Country Tourer to picture a more modern image of Opel. The facelift model is powered by a V6 2.8-liter turbo engine producing 325 HP (239 kW) and 435 Nm (321 lb-ft). Power is sent to an all-wheel drive system featuring Haldex coupling and an electronic limited slip differential. Although rumours admitted the possibility of other engine configurations, Opel sticks with what is sure, the engine powering the current model.

The 2013 Opel Insignia OPC features some slightly modified rear and front fascias, having saber-tooth elements at the front and a tailpipe trim at the back. The chassis is a bit changed too. The rear axle has suffered modifications. The noise and vibration levels have been reduced by the skilful stuff working for Opel. The updated Insignia OPC will sprint the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 6 seconds, on its way to a top speed limited at 155 mph (250 km/h). The vehicle is the ultimate top-of-the-line performer among Opel models, impressing at first glance.