Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Opel Insignia is again the best - GTÜ used car report

  • Opel Insignia leads to mid-size segment in terms of used car quality
  • First place in the one to three year and four to five year vehicles 

The Opel Insignia has presented at Automechanika 2012 used car report of 2013 GTÜ (Gesellschaft für Technische Überwachung / Association for Technical Supervision) equal climbed into two age groups, the tip of the middle class. It is the best quality car at the used car with an age of one to three years, and he is also in first place in the category of four and five year old mid-sized car. Thus, the Insignia again demonstrates its long term qualities.

In GTÜ used car report 2013, which was presented at Automechanika 2012, were included the results of more than five million roadworthiness tests the past two years. These audits encompass some 240 different vehicle models were one. The Opel Insignia has achieved top marks in all areas.

"It's nice to see that the Opel Insignia for the second year in a row leading the middle class and now leads not only to the one to three year vehicles, but can maintain its leading position in the four and five year mid-size models. Its excellent handling and its excellent quality confident in the main examinations and assigns it as a clear winner with the best values ​​of the middle class, " says Rainer de Biasi, director of GTÜ. 

Opel Insignia: Wide selection and most Economical gasoline engines of the middle class

The Opel flagship Insignia is available in three body variants and with ten engines with manual and automatic transmission variants. Additionally versions come with intelligent four-wheel drive, the power not only demand derives from front to rear, but also varies between the individual wheels and thus further increased driving safety significantly.

With the Insignia, Opel also provides the most economical gasoline engine of the middle class. The ecoFLEX 1.4 Turbo 103 kW/140 hp. It uses the powerful turbo engine only 5.7 liters per 100 kilometers. The CO2 emissions are 134 grams per kilometer.

On the diesel side, next to the very economical 2.0 CDTI ecoFLEX engine with 118 kW/160 hp is (4.3 liters diesel per 100 kilometers, 114 grams of CO2 per kilometer) particularly emphasized the Insignia BiTurbo. The dual-charged diesel engine develops 195 hp, with 400 Nm of torque, of which, 80 percent are from 1200 tours available, and consumes just 4.9 liters of diesel (129 g).

However, this is not all: In the area of ​​alternative fuels starts the Insignia vigorously.  
With 1.4 Turbo LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) ecoFLEX it is the only mid-size car that offers a turbocharged LPG drive. The fuel costs are reduced compared to gasoline by about 40 percent. The CO2 emissions are just 124 grams per kilometer, an LPG consumption of 7.6 liters low. A liter of LPG currently costs at about 6,500 LPG filling stations in Germany (35,000 in Europe) about 77 euro cents.

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