2014 Opel Insignia OPC Bows at 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

2013 Frankfurt Auto Show


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    General Motors' German subsidiary will unveil a freshened version of the Opel Insignia OPC at the upcoming Frankfurt auto show. | August 30, 2013

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Just the Facts:
  • General Motors' German subsidiary will unveil a freshened version of the Opel Insignia OPC at the upcoming 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show.
  • The Opel Insignia OPC is the hot-rod cousin of the Buick Regal.
  • The Insignia range in Europe is getting a modest face-lift and mechanical upgrades for 2014.

RUESSELSHEIM, Germany — General Motors' German subsidiary will unveil a freshened version of the Opel Insignia OPC, the hot-rod cousin of the Buick Regal, at the upcoming 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show.

The range-topping Insignia OPC is the high-performance variant. Equipped with all-wheel drive and a six-speed manual transmission, the Insignia OPC delivers 321 horsepower. The sedan accelerates from zero to 62 mph in 6.0 seconds, the Sports Tourer wagon in 6.3 seconds.

In Germany, top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph. In some markets, the unrestricted speed peaks at close to 170 mph.

The Insignia range is being updated this fall, with restyled front and rear ends and upgraded mechanicals, including a re-engineered rear axle and enhanced chassis software.

Recaro seats, Brembo brakes and an electronic limited-slip differential are standard on the Insignia OPC.

Edmunds says: Imagine an all-wheel-drive Regal wagon with this kind of performance.

Comments

  • hotrodw hotrodw Posts:

    This could do well here as a Buick Regal wagon as long as they don't tune the suspension too stiffly and over-bolster the seats. It simply must function as a daily driver. No harm in offering dynamic chassis though. Better yet, just give it Magnetic Ride Control. Nothing else in GM's lineup is going to get me back into a dealership anytime soon.

  • wdrauch wdrauch Posts:

    With all that power and AWD shouldn't it be faster 0-60? Must be a porker

  • metalmania metalmania Posts:

    I'd be thrilled to see this come over as a Buick. But instead we'll get another SUV/CUV. I know wagons "don't sell" here - but with higher gas prices here to stay I do wonder if that might change somewhat if we actually had a better selection of good ones that were affordable. Hey I think the BMW 3-Wagon is great, but it's out of my price range. This as a Buick would be a good one. The Ford Mondeo (Fusion) wagon looks great. The new Mazda 6 wagon... wow, looks even better than the sedan. I'd rather buy one of those but 90% of what's "wagon like" in that range are CUV's.

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