Opel Insignia Sports Tourer: The Chic Station Wagon
- Eco-friendly: Insignia ecoFLEX (118 kW/160 hp) now at 134 g/km or 5.1 l/100 km
- Extended range: Diesel engine now available with Adaptive 4x4
- Contemporary: New looks with Premium leather “Indian Summer” and Sport Edition
- Comfortable: Improved noise and vibration in diesel engines
- Ample space: Up to 1,530 liters of cargo volume
- Large selection: Six gasoline units, three diesels, all with Euro 5
Opel Insignia Sports Tourer models have undergone a series of technical improvements that result in a five percent reduction in combined cycle fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The German brand has also coupled its optional Adaptive 4x4 with a 2-liter 160 hp CDTI, making it the first Opel passenger car to link a powerful yet efficient diesel with the innovative segment-leading technology of an adaptive all-wheel drive system.
Moreover, engineers have made refinements on all diesel engines to improve the noise and vibrations, thereby keeping the interior quiet and enhancing the interior acoustics. The changes target betterment in both mechanical and combustion noise. The diesel offer is in addition to the 2-liter 220 hp gasoline turbo with Adaptive 4x4 that has been part of the powertrain line-up since launch. Both engines offer high performance without breaking the fuel budget. The 4x4 is standard on the 2.8 V6, 260 hp Turbo and OPC models.
Design and interior: Up to 1,530 liters of cargo volume
When it first launched, the Insignia took the automotive world by storm, with its award-winning new design language embodied in the motto “Sculptural artistry meets German precision.” While designers carried forward the sporty, elegant design to the Sports Tourer, they spared no effort in giving the most functional Insignia its own unique look.With a CD value of just below 0.30, the Insignia Sports Tourer is the most aerodynamic station wagon Opel has ever built, yet it retains its high utility value. The Sports Tourer has an identical wheelbase of 2.74 meters as the sedan models, yet added around 8 cm to its rear cargo length for an overall 4.91 meters. The load area length up to the front seats is 1.91 meters and when fully loaded, the sporty station wagon has a maximum capacity of 1,530 liters. It offers options that simply make life easier. That includes an optional automatic load leveling system and a tailgate that can be electrically opened and closed via the remote control on the key. This also features a programmable opening height that helps prevent damage to the tailgate even in garages with low ceilings.
The upscale design is echoed in the beautiful interior cabin which is made of high-quality materials with a critical eye to all details. The bold surfaces from the exterior blade-shaped design cue are echoed in the shape of the interior door grab handle, where the bright chrome accents sweep dramatically into the door armrest. This accent is repeated in chrome shapes on the steering wheel and at the front of the center console. All the materials work together to create a harmonious, classy feel to the interior. The overall interior has taken a light, spacious approach that is both sporty and welcoming.
Opel interior designers have kept the Insignia Sports Tourer’s looks contemporary and fashionable by adding an upscale, premium leather “Indian Summer” interior in a warm, cognac-like color. This makes a strong fashion statement, with a quality feel underlined by distinctive stitching on the seats, the door inserts, steering wheel and gear shifter. This is in addition to a warm brown Kibo Wood color with light neutral upholstery.
For a sporty look, Opel’s new Sport Edition Pack comes with a jet black interior in the Sport and Cosmo variants. It adopts OPC-Line Interior and Exterior packs consisting of a sports leather steering wheel and gear shifter, aluminum pedals and a dark headliner for the cabin. The exterior look features lower front and rear bumpers, wider side sills, and 19 or 20-inch alloy wheels. All the colors and materials have been developed to enhance the premium feel of the interior environment.
Powertrain: Attractive variety
The Opel Insignia Sports Tourer is available with a broad line-up of engines all certified to meet Euro 5 standards. The whole range of gasoline and diesel engines features four valves per cylinder and is offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox. The 2.0 Turbo and 2.8 V6 Turbo variants are available with 6-speed manual or automatic transmissions.
All Insignia Sports Tourer engines are among the top of their class in terms of environmental compatibility, with low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The six gasoline engines range from 85 kW/115 hp to 239 kW/325 hp (OPC).
The gasoline line-up:
- The entry 1.6 (85 kW/115 PS) with an average fuel consumption of 7.6 l/100 km with 178 g/km CO2.
- The 1.8 (103kW/140 hp) provides 175 Nm of torque and is equipped with a 6-speed manual gearbox. It uses 7.8 l/100 km and emits 184 g/km CO2.
- The 1.6 Turbo (132 kW/180 hp) with 230 Nm of torque available from 2,200 – 5,500 rpm. It requires 7.9 l/100 km and emits 186 g/km CO2.
- The 2.0 Turbo (162 kW/220 hp) is equipped with high-tech features such as gasoline direct injection, twin-scroll turbocharger with intercooler, twin camshaft with variable valve timing and two balance shafts. It requires 8.4 l/100 km and emits 196 g/km CO2.
- The top-of-the-range gasoline engine is the 2.8 V6 Turbo, which produces 191 kW/260 hp and reaches its maximum torque of 350 Nm between 1,900 and 4,500 rpm. It needs 11.2 l/100 km and emits 263 g/km CO2.
- With 239 kW/325 hp, the Insignia Sports Tourer OPC is the most powerful Opel production car ever produced.
The three variants of the 2.0 CDTI turbo diesel offer output ranging from 81 kW/110 hp to 118 kW/160 hp. This year, the ecoFLEX models have undergone a series of technical improvements that result in a five percent reduction in combined cycle fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. With a 2.0 CDTI engine developing 96 kW/130 hp or 118 kW/160 hp, the latest Opel Insignia Sports Tourer ecoFLEX variants now sip just 5.1 l/100 km of fuel, while emitting 134 g/km CO2.
The full diesel line up:
- The entry-level 2.0 CDTI (81 kW/110 hp) version with an average fuel consumption of just 5.1 l/100 km with only 136 CO2.
- The 2.0 CDTI (96 kW/130 hp) comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission or a 6-speed manual gearbox. It emits 5.1 l/100 km with 136 g/km CO2.
- The 2.0 CDTI engine produces 118 kW/160 hp at 4,000 rpm. The maximum torque is 350 Nm (up to 380 Nm with overboost) at a low 1,750 rpm. It emits 5.6 l/100 km with 149 g/km CO2.
- The two 2.0 CDTI ecoFLEX engines developing 96 kW/130 hp or 118 kW/160 hp sip just 5.1 l/100 km of fuel, while emitting 134 g/km CO2.
Adaptive chassis enhances driving dynamics
The active all-wheel drive system improves handling and stability in all driving conditions. Adaptive 4x4 combines the best characteristics of conventional mechanical and hydraulic all-wheel drive systems. Offering optimal traction, it was designed to make the Insignia move more dynamically.
The optional FlexRide mechatronic chassis allows drivers to choose a setup that matches their own particular driving style. In addition to the comfortable Standard ride setting, FlexRide enables the driver to select a relaxed (Tour) or a firm, more crisp suspension set-up (Sport) by pressing two buttons on the instrument panel. Deactivating the Sport or Tour mode returns the ride setting to the Standard mode. In all modes, the chassis management system automatically adapts damping in real time to the driving and road conditions. FlexRide also alters the characteristics of the gas pedal, ESP and steering, and, if applicable, also changes the all-wheel drive set up, the curve light function of the AFL and automatic transmission, adding emotion to the driving experience.
The core of the new chassis is the Driving Mode Control (DMC). This unit oversees and executes FlexRide selections allowing the car to react to sudden changes in driving style or emergency situations.
With the exception of the entry level gasoline and diesel variants, all Insignia models can be ordered with the FlexRide system, which comes as standard with the Sport equipment package and the V6 gasoline engine.
Award-winning: Innovative technologies
Adaptive 4x4 is only one of many intelligent technologies offered in the Insignia Sports Tourer. The Insignia Sports Tourer range introduces innovations like the adaptive bi-xenon safety lighting system AFL+ with its nine functions and the Opel Eye front camera system, with lane departure warning and traffic sign recognition. Opel has received awards for both the AFL+ and Opel Eye, recognizing their ground-breaking technology.
Owners, too, are keen on the favorably priced, particularly back-friendly, premium ergonomic sports seats, certified by Aktion Gesunder Rücken (Action for Healthy Back - AGR), orthopedic specialists. Sporty vacation fans will appreciate the retractable Trailer Hitch and Trailer Stability Assist, which helps protect against pendulum swings, ensuring safe driving. Once the trailer no longer is needed, the trailer hitch simply can be folded away, keeping the elegant design of the Insignia intact.