The engine lineup on the Opel Insignia is growing as the company will soon begin production of a new 2.0-liter BiTurbo diesel engine.
Set to become the company's first engine to meet the upcoming Euro 6.2 emission standards, the twin-turbo four-cylinder produces 210 PS (154 kW) and 480 Nm (354 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel drive system with a torque vectoring function. Thanks to this setup, the Insignia can accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 7.9 seconds before hitting a top speed of 233 km/h (144 mph).
In terms of efficiency, owners can expect to average 6.9 L/100 km (34 mpg US / 40.9 mpg UK) with CO2 emissions of 183 g/km. For comparison, the car's turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel with 170 PS (125 kW) has a combined fuel economy rating of 5.2 L/100 km (45.2 mpg US / 54.3 mpg UK) and CO2 emissions of 136 g/km.
Like its less powerful counterpart, the 2.0-liter BiTurbo engine uses a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system with an AdBlue solution. The model is also equipped with a Diesel Particulate Filter which is located near the engine and "stays hot enough to reliably filter soot particles" even when the car is being driven slowly.