Vauxhall Insignia BiTurbo diesel launched – Models & PricesMon, 05 Dec 2011
Vauxhall Insignia BiTurbo launched with more power and lower running costs
Vauxhall has added an extra turbo to the Insignia 2.0 litre diesel to create the Vauxhall Insignia BiTurbo with 192bhp and 57.6mpg.
The Vauxhall Insignia is a more than half decent car, and capable of handling quite a chunk of power too. So it will have no trouble handling the extra diesel power arriving in the guise of the Vauxhall Insignia BiTurbo.
As the name suggests, Vauxhall has taken their existing 2.o litre diesel lump and bolted on an extra turbo. That means the Insignia BiTurbo comes with a very healthy 192bhp and 295lb/ft of torque.
That extra power and torque means an improvement of a second in the 0-60mph time, which you would reasonably expect would lead to bigger bills at the fuel pump. But unless you make the most of the extra power you’ll find the new Insignia BiTurbo is actually more parsimonious than the single turbo version – it averages 57.6mph.
Not only does the economy improve in the BiTurbo diesel, so to do emissions. The single turbo 160PS 2.0 litre diesel in the Insignia emits 134g/km, but the BiTurbo gets as low as 129g/km. All round our favourite deal – more power and lower running costs.
Yes, the new BiTurbi Insignia will cost you a bit more – it comes as a five-door hatch or Sports Tourer in SRi, SRi Vx-line and Elite trims starting at £27,120 – but you will get Vauxhall’s FlexiRide adaptive dampers on the FWD Insignias, which would normally cost you an extra £790, and you also get stop-start too.
Quite an appealing Insignia as a daily driver.
By Cars UK