There is no OPC, but pretty quickly

Rüsselsheim, 19. July 2017

Large air intakes, a distinctive rear spoiler, Brembo brakes, and bucket seats: The new Opel Insignia GSi is a car for lovers of a sporty appearance, but he also has a few elements that make him faster.

Sportier Suspension

The always the above-mentioned epithet Grand Sport Opel way for the new model, but based on the GSi on the sedan. The adaptive Flexride chassis with the new equipment as standard. The Chassis is tuned but sportier and Shorter springs lower the car an inch, special shock absorbers to reduce the body movements. The GSi also offers a Competition mode: press the ESP button twice, larger yaw angle is off and traction control is possible. This includes 20-inch alloy wheels come with Michelin sport tires. For the delay Brembo four-piston brakes, the steering was re-tuned.

Chrome front, Spoiler rear

For a sporty look great, chrome-stroked air intakes at the front and a striking rear spoiler and parallelogram-shaped exhaust tailpipes. Inside, there is a specifically for the GSi-developed Integral seats with leather upholstery, a flat-bottom steering sports steering wheel and aluminium pedals. The seat bolsters has Ventilation, heating and massage function and adjustable side.

Drive: The well-known 280-HP Turbo

When you drive the GSi offers nothing New: Under the hood, the familiar 2.0-Liter Turbo works with 260 HP in combination with all-wheel drive and eight-speed automatic. Add to that a new, strong Diesel is supposed to come – but on the diesel side of the range currently extends only to 170 HP. Those who had hoped for from the GSi a drive in the sense of the old Insignia OPC, will be disappointed. The latter was powered by a 325-HP V6 and managed to the Standard sprint in 6.0 seconds. The sprint value of the GSi, Opel is not called, he is likely to be the same with the other Insignia of the Grand Sport 2.0 DIT 4x4 automatic, i.e. 7.3 seconds.

On the Nordschleife faster than the old OPC

However, according to Opel Sport boss Volker Strycek, the Insignia of the GSi should be on the Nordschleife significantly faster than the old OPC. Because the newcomer weighs according to the manufacturer's 160 pounds less than a comparable Insignia 2.8 V6 Turbo OPC. The old OPC weighed as a five-door sedan 1.843 pounds, the GSi is expected to come to about 1.680 Kilo. This may work, because Opel is the kerb weight of the Insignia of the Grand Sport 2.0 DIT 4x4 automatic 1,649 pounds. In the case of the loop times the deeper the focus, as well as over a wide rpm range of usable power in the best of traction help according to Opel.

Starting in October, can be ordered

The all-wheel drive (all new Insignia 4x4 variants), a Torque-Vectoring Instead of a differential, the car has two clutches on the rear axle, the external force, depending on the needs on the curve, or the curve inside wheel to distribute. The new Insignia variant has its world premiere at the Frankfurt motor show (14. - 24. September 2017), and from mid-October 2017 can be ordered. The price of Opel does not reveal yet. Previously, there was the Insignia of the Grand Sport 2.0 DIT 4x4 automatic from 41.500 euros (as Edition).(sl)