IAA 2017: introduction to Opel brings Insignia GSi

Vauxhall brings the Insignia GSi

Opel shows at the International automobile exhibition (IAA) in Frankfurt (14.-24.9.2017), the sport sedan Insignia GSi. The model is intended to provide for maximum fun on all roads. The particular dynamically-tuned Chassis and new Michelin sport tires on 20-inch aluminium wheels ensure an extremely high level of Grip. The all-wheel drive with Torque Vectoring is unique in this Segment and offers best-in-side management for maximum stability and shines with exemplary traction. From the middle of October, the athletes in Germany can be ordered.

Typical of the new Insignia-Generation of the particular combination of lightweight, low center of gravity, and two-liter turbo power. This results in a excellent Balance and a good power-to-weight results. The GSi is underscored by the large chromed air intakes in the front and the characteristic rear spoiler its sportiness. The Opel specifically for the GSi-developed Integral seats with leather upholstery, leather sports steering wheel and the aluminum pedals are further ingredients of the sport sedan.

© Opel Opel Insignia GSi. In total, the new GSi makes the dynamic difference to the already very agile Insignia Grand Sport. The Insignia GSi weighs in at 160 kilograms less than a comparable Insignia 2.8 V6 Turbo OPC.

The Opel Insignia GSi has honed on the legendary nürburgring Nordschleife where Opel maintains for the vote of its sports models to be a private test centre. Shorter springs and the sedan set ten millimetres lower, a special sports dampers to reduce body movements on fast rounds to a Minimum. The Brembo four-piston brakes, as well as the already direct steering have been tuned to match. The Insignia GSi comes as standard with the electro-mechanical Flex-Ride suspension. It in a fraction of a second shock absorber and steering parts adapted; in addition, the control system alters the Accelerator mapping and the shift points of the standard eight-speed automatic. The driver can choose between the modes-Standard, Tour and Sport. Depending on the mode, steering and throttle response then respond in a more direct way. Exclusive to the Insignia GSi, there is also the Competition mode, which is activated by the ESP button. This is pressed twice, allows the ESP to the experienced driver is now larger yaw angle is off and traction control.

The sport suspension developed in combination with the extra-grippy tyres are Michelin Pilot sports, 4 S, and the large 20-inch wheels, an amazing level of Grip. A significant share of the unbridled forward of the standard all-wheel drive has an urge also with Torque Vectoring.

Is connects fueled the sports sedan from a two-liter turbo gasoline engine, the fuel efficiency with Power from the speed basement. The 2.0 Turbo makes 191 kW/260 HP and offers a maximum torque delivers 400 Newton metres (gasoline consumption in the NEDC urban 11.2 l/100 km, extra-urban 7.1 l/100 km, combined of 8.6 l/100 km and 197 g/km). The four-cylinder comes in conjunction with the all-new Eight-speed automatic transmission. This can turn the driver either with Paddles on the steering Wheel itself, without having to take your hands off the wheel and your eyes off the road. In addition, the switching points in automatic operation modes-Standard and Sport select. In addition to the 2.0 Turbo gasoline engine, there will be the Insignia GSi, a new powerful diesel engine.

© Opel Opel Insignia GSi. To fit the sporty virtues of the new Opel Insignia GSi design elements, technology Highlights and accessories. On the list of Opel's self-developed new bucket seat, which offers both lateral support and long-distance comfort equally. Just as with the Insignia of the Grand Sport the seat on Ventilation, heating, massage function and adjustable side bolsters. In the Insignia GSi the raised Backrest with integrated headrest. The Opel-Performance sport seat, the Belt is at shoulder height model. The customer can choose from two leather combinations, each of which is adorned by a GSi-Logo. The lettering is also found on the rear of the vehicle, which carries a efficient Spoiler for the desired rear-axle downforce. The rear bumper indicates an optical diffuser, and shows two chrome-trimmed tailpipes. In the Front, with the chrome-rimmed air intakes in front of the wheels with similar design characteristics. The interior of the in the lower area of the dynamically flattened leather steering wheel, aluminum pedals and a black roof lining for the right ambience.

The Insignia GSi continues a long Tradition of sporty Opel models with the designation GSi. For the first time in 1984, the Manta GSi and Kadett GSi (115 HP, 1800 cm3) caused a sensation. Four years later, the Kadett 2.0 GSi 16V with two overhead camshafts and Four-valve technology, 150 HP deck. made This high-tech engine found in the successor model, the first Astra. Alternatively, it was 1993 Astra GSi with 1800 cm3 and 125 HP. Also in the several Corsa generations, there was GSi models: started with the 100 HP Corsa A (1988), and is now a sought-after classic. (ampnet/nic)