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Video: 2009 Opel Insignia OPC Video: 2009 Opel Insignia OPC

The heart of the Opel Insignia OPC is its 2.8 V6 Turbo engine. Derived from the powerful gasoline engine already available on the top-of-the-line Insignia, this version reaches an output of 239 kW/325 hp. The increase in power was obtained by a special engine development and by reworking the exhaust, significantly reducing the counter pressure. And because sound is so important in the appreciation of an engine, the acoustic specialists worked on the exhaust of the V6 by adopting specific center...

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2009 Opel Insignia OPC First Images 2009 Opel Insignia OPC First Images

The high performance version of the Car of the Year 2009 will be unveiled on May 7, when the Opel Insignia OPC premieres at the Barcelona Motor Show, ten years after the launch of the first OPC model (Opel Performance Center). The heart of the Opel Insignia OPC is its 2.8 V6 Turbo engine. Derived from the powerful gasoline engine already available on the top-of-the-line Insignia, this version reaches an output of 239 kW/325 hp. The increase in power was obtained by a special engine...

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2011 Opel Ampera Unveiled 2011 Opel Ampera Unveiled

The Opel Ampera will also be offered with right-hand drive in the United Kingdom by Opel’s sister-brand, Vauxhall. “The Opel Ampera further demonstrates GM’s leadership in the electrification of the automobile,” said Carl-Peter Forster. “Its ground-breaking Voltec electric propulsion system is the kind of game-changing technology the automotive industry needs to respond to energy and environmental challenges.” The five-door, four-seat Ampera is influenced by Opel’s award-winning design...

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2009 Opel Ampera Electric Car Announced 2009 Opel Ampera Electric Car Announced

Opel has announced Ampera as the name of its revolutionary extended-range electric car. The five-door, four-seat Opel Ampera will be revealed at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show (March 5-15). "With the Ampera, Opel will be the first European automobile manufacturer to provide customers several hundred kilometers of non-stop electric driving," said Alain Visser, GM Europe Chief Marketing Officer.

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2009 Opel HydroGen4 Announced 2009 Opel HydroGen4 Announced

The goal of achieving sustainable mobility with zero emissions came a step closer today when GM announced the European part of its biggest ever test program for fuel cell vehicles. Nine companies will be the first to operate GM’s HydroGen4 zero-emission vehicles in the Berlin area as they go about their day-to-day business: ADAC, Allianz, Coca Cola, Hilton, Linde, Schindler, Axel Springer, Total and Veolia. This real-world road test will run under the umbrella of the Clean Energy...

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Video: 2009 Opel Insignia Sedan Design Brief Video: 2009 Opel Insignia Sedan Design Brief

Mark Adams, Vice President of Design for GM Europe, walks us through the exterior design details of the 2009 Opel Insignia Sedan and how German engineering and art comes together.

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2009 Opel Zafira 1.6 CNG Turbo Announced 2009 Opel Zafira 1.6 CNG Turbo Announced

The most powerful natural gas-propelled vehicle premieres in December when Opel presents its first Compressed Natural Gas compact van with a turbo-charger at the Bologna motor show (December 5 to 14, 2008). The new Zafira 1.6 CNG Turbo has an output of 150 hp and a top speed of 200 km/h but consumes only 5.3 kg of natural gas per 100 km in the MVEG cycle, emitting just 144 g/km of CO2. That means 60 percent more horsepower for a difference of only 6 grams in emissions than the naturally...

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2009 Opel Insignia ecoFLEX - (Global) 2009 Opel Insignia ecoFLEX - (Global)

At the Paris Motor Show (Oct. 4 – 19), Opel arrives fully equipped with two world premieres -- its dynamic new Insignia Sports Tourer with two new engines and the sleek Insignia ecoFLEX model that combines driving fun with fuel efficiency.

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New 2009 Opel Astra - (Global) New 2009 Opel Astra - (Global)

Additional teaser images of the upcoming 2009 Opel Astra have been released.

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Opel Insignia - Double Premiere at London Motor Show - (UK) Opel Insignia - Double Premiere at London Motor Show - (UK)

Opel will showcase to the public for the first time at the British International Motor Show (July 23 – August 3) both the four-door notchback and five-door hatchback versions of its new flagship car, the Insignia. he new Opel Insignia highlights breathtaking design: Both body styles boast a flowing, muscular yet elegant silhouette with a coupé roofline. Designers of the new car deliberately created similar versions to retain the beauty of Opel’s latest mid-sized car. The length of both the...

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