We already have evidence the new Opel Insignia! Surnamed Grand Sport and a 2.0 CDTi Diesel, we begin our test run, we give you data and first impressions.
Opel launches its new Insignia Grand Sport, the 5-door body of the sedan the last car already developed solo before the acquisition of the brand by the French group PSA. In Autopista.es we are already looking at the Technical center from top to bottom, in our usual tests and test. And I started counting.
First we go back to the past: A 10 October 2008 received at the first Opel Insignia Highway replacing the Vectra. Endorsed and as new European Car of the Year, It came with a gasoline engine two-liter turbo of 220 hp. Four months after we began testing a more interesting and commercially release a 2.0 CDTi 130 hp, road marking us consumption of 5.1 l / 100 km city and 7.6 L / 100 (without Stop / Start) .Its weight was 1,658 kg and had development in sixth speed 61.3 km / h, which allowed the very low consumption. Two years ago we conducted a test with light Opel Insignia general tweaks, and a 2.0 CDTi which now also yielded 170 hp. Then consumptions were 5.6 l / 100 km (56.7 Development in 6th) and 7.3 l / 100 km respectively between city and highway. Yes already had the Stop / Start device and the drive was Euro 6 W emitting 118 g / km of CO2. Weight up to 1,736 kg.
To test the new Opel Insignia Grand Sport
And with clear references Where was the previous Opel Insignia, received today a renewed full Insignia, with its last Grand Sport 5-door body, and with exactly the same motor: ZA is also Euro 6, but this time driving 136 g / km of CO2. And the first thing we confirm is that their actual consumption have been reduced dramatically: almost throw us and about ridiculous 4.5 l / 100 km highway and 5.9 l / 100 km city, for weighing a full tank that has dropped to 1.588 kg. Very striking and commendable weight reduction, given the increase in the size of the car: it measures no less than 4.90 meters long, what until now was practically a representation sedan.
The most direct rival of the Opel Insignia Grand Sport, and in general all brands always put their goals by throwing saloons, is the Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TDi 150 hp. This version, on the same routes, we scored a consumption of 5.1 l / 100 km highway and 6 l / 100 km city, higher than the Insignia … and that pays Opel 170 hp, 20 more.
So Today we find only a vehicle of the same category in our database manages to reduce consumption by one tenth average highway: we speak of Mercedes-Benz 7G-TRONIC PLUS C220d 170 hp. Consumption in the city are identical.
Opel Insignia Grand Sport: First impressions
And giving a first notes on their behavior, stress that we liked how the new Opel Insignia Grand Sport, although we do not recommend manual change if we are to move city or ring roads, since management is not pleasant and little retention force us to overuse the brakes, which is very uncomfortable driving. No objection if what we do is road and / or highway / motorway. The solution is to opt without hesitation by the automatic transmission, also it is now 8 speeds.
We also liked the new Opel Insignia Grand Sport your willingness of controls and the perfect combination of touchscreen and buttons lifelong to avoid taking your eyes off the road too much, making us doubt the effectiveness of the latest batch of touchscreens. Very soon, you can read the entire test.
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