Opel Insignia ecoFLEX 2009 review

Posted on Friday, 3 October 2008 , 04:10:44 byEmil

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Opel Insignia ecoFLEX 2009 review

Opel revealed the Insignia ecoFLEX at the Auto Show in Paris, an unit powered by a strong single turbo diesel having an output of 160 hp plus 2.0-liter displacement.

The Insignia ecoFLEX has a sprint from 0 - 100 km/h in only 9.5 seconds reaching a maximum speed of 218 km/h. It ensures amazing pulling power at low rpm even, the top torque of 350 Nm now is available starting from 1750 rpm, plus can be increased temporarily for 15 seconds - 380 Nm through an ‘overboost’ mode function.

The Insignia ecoFLEX model is mated with highly Primacy HP fuel-efficient tires from Michelin developed specially for the auto. Like all the Insignia vehicles, the all-new ecoFLEX version is Euro 5 that's certified, it will be available like a notchback and hatchback during the 2009 course.

“We designed the Insignia as a particularly efficient car from the beginning. By making a multitude of detailed improvements to the powertrain and to the road and wind resistance factors of the ecoFLEX model, our engineers are able to minimize consumption without affecting driving fun,” says Hans Demant, the Managing Director at Adam Opel GmbH. “Though we are still developing the new Insignia ecoFLEX with the 2.0 CDTI ECOTEC engine, we are confident it will emit CO2 gases well below 140 g/km.”