Opel's new Country Tourer Insignia details revealed

Opel's new Country Tourer Insignia details revealed

Friday October 18, 2013
  • Opel Insignia Country Tourer -
  • Opel Insignia Country Tourer
  • Image courtesy of Opel
Opel has produced an Audi allroad rival in their new Insignia Country Tourer series. Unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show earlier this year, Opel have revealed full technical details on the new range.

The Country Tourer features permanent all-wheel drive and a five-door estate (station wagon) body and some bodywork mods to make it look a little chunkier and more off-roader like.

There will be 3 engine variants, with a 2 litre turbocharged petrol being the most powerful, producing 250 PS (247 bhp/184 kW) between 5300 and 5500 rpm, and torque of 400 N·m (295 lb·ft, 40.8 kg·m) at 2500 thanks to the use of direct petrol injection and turbocharger. Two 2 litre turbodiesels are also offered, with 163 PS (161 bhp/120 kW) for the single turbocharged variant, and 195 PS (192 bhp/143 kW) for the BiTurbo CDTI with its twin turbochargers. The BiTurbo CDTI is available initially only with a six speed automatic gearbox, the other 2 engine types are available with six speed manual or six speed automatic transmissions.

It's quite a large car for this class, with an overall length of 4920 mm and a wheelbase of 2737 mm. Curiously, all variants (even the automatic versions) have an officially quoted kerb weight of 1843 kg. CO2 emissions vary from 147 g/km for the single turbocharged Insignia Country Tourer 2.0 CDTI with the manual transmission, to 199 g/km for the automatic transmission 2.0 SIDI Turbo.

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