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The 500 000th Opel Insignia leaves the factory of Russelsheim

The 500,000 th Opel Insignia Sports Tourer is a 2.0 BiTurbo CDTI engine has 195 hp. The success story of the Insignia continues with national and international awards. Russelsheim produces compact cars and mid-range on a single chain.

The Opel Insignia is 500 000th out of the assembly line of the factory Russelsheim, Germany, during a ceremony presided over by the Director of Axel Scheiben factory. The vehicle in question is an Insignia Sports Tourer white fitted recently launched the new engine, the 2.0 BiTurbo CDTI (143 kW/195 hp power, torque 400 Nm).

"We are all in this plant, very proud to live this event. Since the launch of the Insignia in October 2008, our teams are doing a great job, "explains Axel Scheiben. "From the beginning, we knew that the Opel Insignia is a real success. I am delighted that the 500,000 th Insignia is endowed the new 2.0l BiTurbo diesel engine. which was launched very recently and has already received very positive feedback. "

Insignia 2.0 CDTI BiTurbo: twin turbo sequential and double exchanger

In addition to its sequential turbo system with two turbos of different sizes, the Opel Insignia 2.0 CDTI BiTurbo is the first special vehicle to be equipped with a system of dual intermediate exchanger acquires two cooling completely separated. Thanks to its system of sequential dual turbo supercharger two floors, the Insignia has an engine with everything both the power reversals and consistency during accelerations. This is particularly the Insignia Sports Tourer front wheel when equipped with the manual six speed transmission and Start / Stop, which can cross the 0 to 100 km / h in 8.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 228 km / h. If performance is high, fuel consumption is reasonable by limiting to 5.4 l/100 km with CO2 emissions of 134 g / km.

Outside the block 2.0 BiTurbo CDTI Insignia family offers three diesel engines that can be broken down into several combinations of transmissions. On the side of the petrol engines, the new 1.4 Turbo ecoFLEX (103 kW/140 hp) is one of the most fuel-efficient engines in the segment with a consumption of only 5.7 l/100 km and emissions of 134 g / km CO2 .

The success story of the Insignia

Since its launch in 2008, the Insignia has won more than 50 national and international awards, including the prestigious title of "Car of the year 2009". In terms of reliability, the Opel Insignia was recently named the best cars in the segment of mid-range vehicles (September 2011) the organization of technical control of vehicles used GTU. In addition, the Opel Insignia has won a great victory in the 2012 DEKRA survey on used vehicles, and for the second time in a row. The car class the first in its segment to display the lowest failure rate. Praises the automotive specialists are reflected in customer demand. It was Russia who currently leads the score the highest increase. In 2011, about 150,000 were sold Insignia in Europe. UK and Germany remain the most important steps, with 46,000 and 26,000 units respectively.

On the totality of the Insignia has produced Russelsheim, about 40% are Sport Tourer, 40% of five-door hatchbacks, and the remaining 20% ​​of four-door sedans.

Russelsheim: an ultramodern plant

The ultra Russelsheim plant came into production in January 2002 It houses the only General Motors plant in Europe capable of assembling vehicles in two different categories on one assembly line. In the present case, compact vehicles and mid-range sedans.

Russelsheim has produced 60 vehicles per hour or 860 per day, which include both Insignia five-door body a hatchback or four-door Sports Tourer that the five-door Astra. The assembly line therefore need a high degree of flexibility. 770 robots fully automated line were programs to distinguish between different models. They are able to treat some 9,000 different parts used to build the Insignia. About 3,000 workers in two quarters work in this factory which is one of the world's most modern car factories.

Source: Opel

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