Opel/Vauxhall is going bi with a new engine offering for the Insignia line, which has been giving consumers more power from under the hood, while returning a fantastic 57.6 mpg on the European cycle. That translates to 48 American miles per gallon. By bolting on another turbocharger to the existing 2.0L turbodiesel engine, the Insignia BiTurbo will offer 195PS, 400Nm of torque and emissions as low as 129g/km. In Yankee speak, that’s 192 hp 295 lb.-ft. of torque. These performance figures are good enough to propel the Insignia BiTurbo from 0-60 in 8.2 seconds.
The Insignia BiTurbo has recently become available, and can be had in five-door Hatch and Sports Tourer bodies in SRi, SRi Vx-line and Elite trims, priced from £27,120. The sister brands will be displaying this punchy people-mover for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show next month. Can we ever expect this kind of power and efficiency combination on U.S. soil in cars like the Buick Regal and Chevy Malibu? We sure hope so.