The Opel Insignia family will receive a new family member with the addition of a bi-fuel model that utilizes liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and standard gasoline. With both tanks full, Opel says that a range of up to 1,700 kilometers (1,056 miles) can be expected while drivers can alternate between fuels by simply flipping a switch on the instrument panel.
To sweeten the deal, all three body styles of the Insignia will offer the LPG option while sending 140 hp through a six-speed manual transmission, and only using 7.6L/100km (124 g/km CO2 emissions) and starts at 28,150 euros. The 42-liter LPG tank is also inconspicuous, as it’s tucked where the spare tire otherwise would be. This means that the trunk space isn’t affected, but at the sacrifice of the spare.
The biggest benefit of the bi-fuel sedan, according to Opel, is that it’s almost 40 percent cheaper to be filled up at the gas station, needing only 70 euros per liter to fill up compared to 1.53 euros. And though there aren’t nearly as many LPG filling stations as gas stations, the Insignia’s ability to run on normal gasoline means consumers don’t have to fret about the lack of filling stations.