2018 Opel Insignia OPC Previews, Spy Shoot, Engine Specs
The spy photos do not say much about the 2018 Opel Insignia OPC. It is thought of a 4-cylinder turbo engine 2.0. All the latest information on the new car of the German lightning mark.
The new 2018 Opel Insignia OPC is warming up in view of a possible launch in the summer. At least that’s what they let these spy photos assume. Since the new generation of the Rüsselsheim sedan, namely the Opel Insignia Grand Sport, was presented only a couple of months ago at the Geneva Motor Show 2017, it is logical to think of a short extension of the range with its sports version. The spy photos, despite the heavy camouflage, still manage to tell us something about the possible Opel insignia OPC.
From the spy photos you notice, straining very much the view, two particular details from which you can conclude that, despite the German plate, this specimen is destined for the British market, where it will be called Vauxhall Insignia VXR. In fact, the Guide is on the right and the logo on the grille, although covered, is that of Holden, the Australian brand of General Motors that sells the models known to us as Opel (there the insignia is called Commodore). Also in Australia, as in the UK, it circulates on the left side of the road. The Opel insignia comes from a GM platform, unlike the new Crossland X and Grandland x SUVs that adopt a structure of the PSA group, the new owner of Opel. Other spy photos do not tell us, apart from the lowered trim typical of a sports car.
The engine of the new 2018 Opel insignia OPC
Regarding the choice of engine for the new Opel Insignia OPC 2018, we are for the time being in the field of pure assumptions. In Australia they use a V6 3.6 aspirated but it is almost certain that for Europe a four-cylinder turbo thruster is being adopted, retiring the V6 2.8 turbo of the current model. It is probable that the displacement is 2.0; It is spoken for the 2018 Opel Insignia OPC of a power of about 300 horsepower, less than the current 325.
The problem is always the issue of emissions. It should be stressed, however, that the new Opel insignia is much lighter than the previous one, about 175 kg, so the performance would still be better even with a reduced power.
But nothing is taken for granted, they might even decide to play heavy and configure the electronics for a number of horses higher than the previous. It is practically certain that the transmission will be entrusted to an automatic gearbox with eight ratios and to the integral drive.