06 Sep 2009
The new Opel Insignia ecoFLEX combines the best of both worlds: It offers low emissions and fuel consumption without compromising on performance or driving dynamic. While it only consumes 5.2 liter of diesel per 100 km – equivalent to 136 g/km of CO2 emissions – it delivers 118 kW (160 hp) and a up to 380 Nm of torque. That is thanks to a powerful, new generation turbo diesel 2-liter common rail engine refined specifically for this model.
A specific, innovative technology premieres in the engine of the Insignia ecoFLEX: the CleanTech Combustion Process. Developed by GM engineers, it ensures the lowest possible fuel consumption and level of emissions via an electronic close-loop system. The key enablers of that fuel economy technology are the new piezo-resistive sensors which measure the pressure in each of the four combustion chambers.
The Insignia ecoFLEX reaches a remarkable CD value of 0.26, placing it among the top streamlined sedans in the world – in the same company of more expensive cars from premium brands. Compared to a standard 2.0 CDTI Insignia, the air drag value of the ecoFLEX model has been reduced by no less than 20 points.
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