Opel’s top model, the Insignia OPC with output of 239 kW/325 hp, is now also available with six-speed automatic transmission. The all-wheel drive high-performance model offers exciting driving dynamics and handling that meet the highest standards while providing great value for money. In Germany prices for the new transmission variant start at 48 665 euros for the four-door notchback.
The adaptive transmission control unit is connected to the mechatronic FlexRide chassis system which adapts damping and other driving functions to drivers’ preferences. OPC drivers choose between a default standard mode, for all-round performance ideal for everyday driving or a special Sport mode, in which the chassis suspension stiffens and reduces body roll for more agility. When the OPC mode is selected, steering gets more direct, the throttle is more responsive, and the chassis is in high-performance mode. To add to the sporty feeling, all dials are illuminated in red. The OPC automatic transmission’s shifting character is tuned for even more driving fun and adapts to prevailing driving conditions in the standard and sport modes. The OPC mode is even more uncompromisingly sporty: shifting points are around maximum rpm during heavy acceleration and downshifting is very dynamic when braking heavily, for instance before heading into a curve.
The new transmission variant’s driving performance, consumption and emission levels are practically identical to the manual version. The Insignia OPC versions with automatic transmission cover the sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 6,3 to 6,6 seconds for the sedans or the Sports Tourer, and the maximum speed (restricted) for all variants is 250 km/h. Consumption and CO2 emissions in the combined cycle with the new gearbox are 10,7 l/100 km and 251 g/km (notch and hatchback) and 11,0 l/100 km and 259 g/km (Sports Tourer).