Opel Insignia OPC with 6-Speed Automatic Gearbox

The hottest model in the Insignia range, the OPC version, will be available, from now on, with a six-speed automatic transmission which Opel says has been specifically optimized for power and comfort. Prices however aren't quite attractive, as the four-dour notchback version equipped with the new unit is priced at EUR 48,665, while the five-door hatchback and the Sports Tourer cost EUR 49,055 and EUR 50,140 respectively.

As it's the case with most OPC models, performance figures are pretty impressive, but the German manufacturer says the automatic transmission doesn't change too much at this chapter. The performance, consumption and emission levels are identical to the model equipped with a manual transmission, the company said in a statement.

Both the sedan and the Sports Tourer sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 7 seconds (6.3 and 6.6 seconds, respectively), while the maximum speed is electronically-limited to 250 km/h (155 mph). Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions aren't too far from those of the manual configuration, reaching 10.7 l/100 km (21.9 mpg) and 251 g/km (notch and hatchback) and 11.0 l/100 km (21.3 mpg) and 259 g/km (Sports Tourer).

“Our customers often told us that they would like an automatic transmission version,”
says Michael F. Meyer, Product Marketing Director at Adam Opel GmbH. “So we responded to this request and expanded the Insignia OPC drive train offer with this alternative – and offer it at a great price.”

The new automatic transmission is offered with two driving modes, the standard one plus the predefined Sport setup that tries to fully take advantage of the 325 horsepower the engine has to offer. In this specific mode, the chassis suspension stiffens and reduces body roll for more agility, as the company said in the release.
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