Opel Flagship Insignia heads Euro 6d-TEMP Offensive
- High-tech: Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) for 1.6-litre Insignia diesels
- Optimum after-treatment: SCR plus AdBlue for lowest NOx emissions
- No exceptions: All Opel passenger car models with Euro 6d-TEMP already this year
- Euro 6d-TEMP: Real driving emissions included for first time in new standard
Rüsselsheim. Opel is leading the automotive industry in the implementation of the future European Euro 6d-TEMP emissions standard, which includes Real Driving Emissions (RDE) measured on public roads. Fifteen months before the strict new limits become mandatory for all newly registered cars in September 2019, the majority of Opel model variants already meet Euro 6d-TEMP today. Petrol and LPG power units complying with Euro 6d-TEMP will be available across the Opel model range – comprising ADAM, KARL and Corsa, Astra, Cascada and Insignia, Mokka X, Crossland X, Grandland X and Zafira – plus compliant diesel versions. New 1.6-litre diesels for the Insignia represent the next step in Opel’s Euro 6d-TEMP roll-out.
In addition to newly developed engines, such as the powerful, economical and climate friendly 96 kW/130 hp 1.5-litre diesel of the Grandland X (fuel consumption: 4.7-4.7 l/100 km urban, 3.9-3.8 l/100 km extra-urban, 4.2-4.1 l/100 km combined, 110-108 g/km CO2), Opel is also adding state-of-the-art technology to current power units, in order to further optimize exhaust after-treatment for Euro 6d-TEMP. Thus the 1.6-litre diesel engines of the Insignia are now equipped with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology (fuel consumption1 81 kW/110 hp 1.6D Grand Sport: 5.2 l/100 km urban, 3.9 l/100 km extra-urban, 4.4 l/100 km combined, 116 g/km CO2; Sports Tourer: 5.4 l/100 km urban, 4.2 l/100 km extra-urban, 4.6 l/100 km combined, 121 g/km CO2; fuel consumption1 100 kW/136 hp 1.6D Grand Sport: 7.0-5.8 l/100 km urban, 4.6-4.2 l/100 km extra-urban, 5.5-4.8 l/100 km combined, 144-126 g/km CO2; Sports Tourer: 7.0-6.0 l/100 km urban, 4.7- 4.5 l/100 km extra-urban, 5.5-5.0 l/100 km combined, 146-132 g/km CO2). Despite the moderate fuel consumption, the Insignia 1.6D delivers superior performance, accelerating from zero to 100 km/h in around 10.5 seconds and reaching a maximum speed of up to 212 km/h.
In the SCR process, AdBlue is injected into the exhaust gas. The solution decomposes into ammonia, which is then stored on a catalyst substrate. Nitrogen oxide (NOx) enters the catalyst in the exhaust gas, and is then selectively reduced to nitrogen and water. Cars complying with Euro 6d-TEMP, such as the Insignia, are therefore unaffected by potential bans of diesel vehicles from city centres.
Opel’s commitment to Euro 6d-TEMP is part of the brand’s strategy to become a leader in the reduction of vehicle emissions. The next steps in the roadmap to this goal are the introduction of four electrified models by 2020, including the next generation Corsa, which will also be available as a fully electric vehicle. By 2024 Opel will become a fully electrified passenger car brand, offering an electrified version of every model – as a hybrid or a battery electric vehicle – alongside those powered by internal combustion engines.
 WLTP measurements converted to NEDC values for comparison.
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