Vauxhall Insignia BiTurbo 0

Vauxhall have released the new Insignia BiTurbo to it’s current line up. By the sounds of it the car promises to be something special.

How the turbo system works

It will contain a 2.0 litre engine which is capable of producing 192 BHP. For a diesel the Insignia BiTurbo will beat many expectations. Under 1,500 RPM, only one of the car’s turbo system is called upon. Between 1,500 RPM and 3,000 RPM both of the turbo are used. When driving above 3,000 RPM, the larger turbo is used. The vehicle works in a very intelligent way to ensure that the driver is always getting the most out of the performance available.

0 – 62 MPH

From 0-62 MPH the 158 BHP diesel is timed at 9.0 seconds which is a wholly respectable score. The BiTurbo is able to reach the same speed from standstill in just 8.2 seconds. Perhaps the main difference between the two is the performance on the road and everyday driving rather than competing in a drag race.

Great amount of torque

The Vauxhall’s Insignia BiTurbo has a maximum torque of 400 Nm. When the revs are down to 1,250 RPM, there is 320 Nm available which in essence means that the car is able to accelerate whilst in any gear. This is an outstanding feature upon the car. From the speeds of 50 – 70 MPH, the Vauxhall Insignia BiTurbo is just half a second slower than the Insignia VXR.

Powerful yet econmomical

All BiTurbo models are economically fitted with manual gearbox transmissions. These models are more economical than that of the standard Vauxhall Insignia diesel. The twin turbo unit when in use emits 129g/km of carbon emissions. The single turbo unit emits just 134g/km of C02. In terms of MPG, the BiTurbo achieves a great 57.6 MPG.

The stop start system which is mated to the car is perhaps one of the most significant features. This allows the car overall to be more economical than that of the standard Vauxhall Insignia diesel.

The car will get the famous FlexRide adaptive suspension. The car sits lower than a typical Insignia thanks to it’s sports springs. Despite the BiTurbo sitting 10 mm lower, it still takes humps and uncomfortable road bumps without any hassle. Corners can also be taken at speed with ease.

Like the sound of the Vauxhall Insignia BiTurbo? It will cost you £27,120. That is £1,825 more expensive more than the standard diesel Insignia which is able to produce 158 BHP.