Vauxhall Insignia BiTurbo


The BiTuebo is the latest version of Opel/Vauxhall Insignia equipped with a new diesel engine featuring a clever twin-sequential system.

The potent, twin-sequential turbocharged diesel is based on the existing 1956cc unit which powers key models in the Insignia, Astra and new Zafira Tourer range. However, in BiTurbo form the engine produces up to 35PS more power and a significant 50Nm of extra torque, reducing the 0-60mph time by nearly one second to 8.2 seconds (Insignia FWD Hatch). But thanks to a package of eco features – including standard Start/Stop across the range – the FWD Hatch achieves a combined 57.6mpg, 2.2mpg better than the single-turbo 2.0 CDTi 160PS model.

The car’s now available with a choice of five-door Hatch and Sports Tourer bodies in SRi, SRi Vx-line and Elite trims, priced from £27,120 on the road.

Vauxhall Insignia Vauxhall Insignia BiTurbo

Vauxhall press release:

Vauxhall’s most powerful diesel engine ever is now available in the Insignia range, producing 195PS and 400Nm of torque, but with CO2 emissions as low as 129g/km.

What makes the Insignia BiTurbo unique in this class is its use of sequential turbocharging, with the smaller turbo accelerating quickly at lower engine speeds to eliminate ‘lag’, providing 350Nm of torque from just 1500rpm. In the mid-range, both turbochargers work together, with a bypass valve allowing gases to flow from the small to large unit; during this phase, maximum torque of 400Nm is produced between 1750-2500rpm. From 3000rpm, all gases flow directly to the larger turbo, ensuring performance is maintained at higher engine speeds.

Complementing this power gain, Vauxhall’s clever FlexRide adaptive damping is standard on all Insignia BiTurbos (normally a £790 option on front-wheel drive Insignias). The system reacts within milliseconds to driver inputs and can ‘learn’ how the car is being driven and adapt damper settings accordingly. Drivers can also select Tour and Sport buttons, and configure the throttle, steering and damper settings in Sport mode separately.

On four-wheel drive models, FlexRide is integrated with the car’s Torque Transfer Device (TTD) and the rear axle’s electronically controlled Limited Slip Differential (e-LSD). These features allow torque to be automatically transferred between front and rear wheels, and between left and right wheels on the rear axle, offering exceptional levels of traction, grip and control.

In common with other models in the Insignia range, the BiTurbo has the option of Vauxhall’s new Front Camera System, with traffic sign recognition and lane departure warning, and Adaptive Cruise Control, which allows the driver to maintain a set distance from the car in front.

Full specs and prices for the Insignia BiTurbo are shown below.

Engine Data

Cylinders: 4
Bore/Stroke: 83mm/90.4mm
Displacement: 1956cm³
Max Output: 195PS @ 4000rpm
Max Engine Torque: 400Nm @1750-2500rpm
Compression ratio: 16.5:1

Performance

0-60mph Manual FWD Manual AWD Automatic FWD
Hatch 8.2 secs 8.4 secs 8.3 secs
Sports Tourer 8.4 secs 8.6 secs 8.7 secs

Fuel Efficiency and CO2

Hatchback Manual S/S FWD Manual S/S AWD Automatic FWD
Urban 46.3 42.2 35.8
Extra-Urban 67.3 58.9 60.1
Combined 57.6 54.4 47.9
CO2 129 146 155
Sports Tourer Manual S/S FWD Manual S/S AWD Automatic FWD
Urban 43.5 40.4 33.2
Extra-Urban 65.7 60.1 50.4
Combined 55.4 51.4 42.2
CO2 134 149 158

BiTurbo List Price

Hatchback List VAT Total OTR
SRi 2.0CDTi (195PS) S/S £21,970.83 £4,394.17 £26,365.00 £27,120.00
SRi 2.0CDTi (195PS) 4X4 S/S £24,033.33 £4,806.67 £28,840.00 £29,725.00
SRi Vx-line 2.0CDTi (195PS) S/S £22,987.50 £4,597.50 £27,585.00 £28,340.00
SRi Vx-line 2.0CDTi (195PS) 4X4 S/S £25,050.00 £5,010.00 £30,060.00 £30,945.00
Elite 2.0CDTi (195PS) Automatic £25,837.50 £5,167.50 £31,005.00 £31,925.00
Sports Tourer List VAT Total OTR
SRi 2.0CDTi (195PS) S/S £23,120.83 £4,624.17 £27,745.00 £28,615.00
SRi 2.0CDTi (195PS) 4X4 S/S £25,183.33 £5,036.67 £30,220.00 £31,105.00
SRi Vx-line 2.0CDTi (195PS) S/S £24,137.50 £4,827.50 £28,965.00 £29,835.00
SRi Vx-line 2.0CDTi (195PS) 4X4 S/S £26,200.00 £5,240.00 £31,440.00 £32,325.00
Elite 2.0CDTi (195PS) Automatic £27,000.00 £5,400.00 £32,400.00 £33,320.00
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