Opel Insignia Grand Sport vs Audi A5 Sportback: Which is better?

Opel Insignia Grand Sport vs Audi A5 Sportback: Which is better?

Opel has just introduced its new Insignia in Geneva. Now with name Grand Sport, Evolves enough to face a new Audi A5 Sportback? Attentive to the exclusive duel.

Opel Insignia Grand Sport Audi A5 Sportback front: what is best saloon?

Opel Insignia Grand Sport Audi A5 Sportback front: what is best saloon?

Opel Insignia Grand Sport Audi A5 Sportback front: what is best saloon?

Opel Insignia Grand Sport Audi A5 Sportback front: what is best saloon?

Certainly something is changing in Opel. And much more than it will do. The recent announcement of purchase of the brand to General Motors by the French group PSA (Peugeot, Citroën and DS) You will lead directly into what will be the second largest car manufacturer of Europe after the Volkswagen group, and could lead undoubtedly great strides for the Germans and the French. But something is changing in Opel from before this announcement: just look at the great products launched in recent months, as the new Astra, or the brand new Opel Insignia which is now coming to market this coming May and has just been officially presented at the Geneva Motor Show.

Today, therefore, we focus all the attention on this New Opel Insignia you will receive, for first variant 5-door, surname Grand Sport. 3 months ago and we could climb exclusively to him, but still version pre-set and including a camouflage suit. It seemed we already exceptional first-hand, so we had outstanding, too exclusive, put as soon as possible with a reference segment, premium and sporty, like the Audi A5 Sportback … also was renewed in late 2016. Can be at its height? Our German colleagues at Auto Motor und Sport assemble them to check.

Opel Insignia vs Audi A5 Sportback: Similar proportions

this first duel we propose has its raison d’etre also by body. He Opel Insignia abandoned in this new second generation the classic format notchback sedan and 4-door, marketed exclusively as saloon 5 door hatchback rear. With a large tailgate. And, voila! Design very similar to that always showed us Audi with its saloon-coupé A5 Sportback, also gate. Both married and as a ring.

Audi A5 vs Opel InsigniaIn size, however, there remains between the two class distinction. He Opel Insignia Grand Sport is about a whopping 4.90 meters length, to 16.4 centimeters longer than the Audi A5 Sportback… also 6 centimeters lower on the road. The wheelbase, however, is practically identical. Question therefore greater overhangs in Opel. Entering see silhouettes and designs, it is also clear further improvement in the Audi line and an ever more pragmatic spirit in Opel.

Something similar happens inside. He Audi A5 Sportback also justifies its higher price in a clear more creative level design and environment, both at touch and surfaces such as flat screens and resolutions. Yes, in terms of usability and strength, this new Opel Insignia Grand Sport can boast keep up fully against Audi. Even its 7-inch touch screen, taking its base the new Astra, now much reduced botonera, being even easier to use and intuitive than the Audi. Very clean and tidy, the Insignia also now carries the mobile phone system Infotainment with Apple carplay and / or Android Auto.

He Opel Insignia Grand Sport also now offers digital instrumentation… like the A5 Sportback. In the middle you can choose to display information from the onboard computer, navigation, speed … Also on one side and another you will encounter temperature or fuel level. And another new feature in Opel is Head up Display optional. It can also project a lot of information on the windshield, such as speed or navigation … like the A5 Sportback. Only the projector case on top of the dashboard looks poorer quality and cheaper than Audi.

Opel Insignia: InteriorOpel Insignia vs Audi A5 Sportback: inside

But this Opel Insignia Grand Sport continues to offer very good content. For example, your EGR multiple adjustment seats (Although optional for just over 600 euros) they are more comfortable the optional sports also Audi. If we sit back and even without reference impressive space between the Volkswagen Passat sedans, the Opel Insignia is significantly larger and livable the Audi A5 Sportback.

And unlike the first Insignia, the new Grand Sport has grown inside width … now allowing three adult passengers can be accommodated relatively well. As to trunk, although the Opel Insignia Factory announces only slightly greater capacity than the A5 Sportback (490 liters of cargo by Audi 480), Its greater width and gate must do in practice also make it more comfortable in the Opel charge in the Audi.

Photos from inside the Audi A5Opel Insignia vs Audi A5 Sportback: engines and technical

Continue on their mechanical ranges. The new Opel Insignia Grand Sport will offer different power levels, covering in Diesel of the 110 to 170 hp, and in gasoline They will move between 140 and 250 hp. To highlight the two diesel 1.6 liter engine with 110 and 130 hp, and the 1.5 T petrol with 165 hp and 260 hp 2.0 rounded and turbo prestacional your offer.

The new Audi A5 Sportback, meanwhile, it provides a much more limited and exclusive range. In Diesel, only offers a choice: 2.0 TDI 190 hp power, with the possibility of manual transmission, automatic DSG and quattro all-wheel drive option. While in gasoline just a 2.0 TFSI 252 hp, always automatic and all-wheel drive, makes up his offer.

The lower mechanical range of Audi and the largest space Insignia are some of the differences we have been appreciating because or dynamic terms or supplied, seems today that go see much difference between the two saloons. With a much improved aerodynamics the Insignia (cx announces a 0.26 by 0.28 A5 Sportback), possibility also to offer a exclusive new AWD vecorial on the range with torque split and announcing a Trimmed weight up to 175 kg, not even list technology, and options and extras, seems lower than in Opel Audi: the Logo can also have FlexRide adaptive chassis (You can change damping, throttle, steering, ESP change and in Normal, Sport Tourer and modes) with a new 8-speed automatic transmission, with the new lighting system IntelliLux, with IntelliLink and OnStar security systems and connectivity … and so on. Virtually the same as it is today able to offer Audi, or even better.

Dueling saloonsOpel Insignia vs Audi A5 Sportback: the price

but another big difference with which we close this static stake we must also lead to price. Barring a stop 2.0 T 260 hp version will increase your bill and the Audi A5 Sportback will match the Opel Insignia Grand Sport will be noticeably cheaper … at least according to the rates begin to show in Germany.

There is second generation announces that will start at about 26,000 euros gasoline, while the upper Diesel 170 hp should be around 30,000 euros. And in that same market, no Audi A5 Sportback, even more powerful, low of 38.000 euros. In Spain, as always, it is more expensive. very promising, therefore this new Opel Insignia Grand Sport. It may not be as elegant as the Audi, but it’s a great car with little to envy.

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