Opel Insignia 1.6 CDTi: more than 2,100 kilometers without refuelling


Opel Insignia 1.6 CDTi 136 HP: average consumption of 3.46 l/100 km and more than 2,100 kilometers without refueling on this trip in real world conditions

The modern diesel are reaching new heights of efficiency unthinkable just two or three decades, and shows this example. Displacements smaller, lower internal losses due to friction, direct injection at high pressures, electronics and turbochargers optimized… it All adds up to take advantage of every drop of fuel to maximum.

Opel Insignia 1.6 CDTi shows that diesels are still one of the best alternatives at the time of the maximum efficiency. With a unit entirely of series, the saloon-German journey more than 2,100 kilometers with a single tank of fuel, without refuelling. In particular, 2.111 miles on a trip between Lucerne (Switzerland) and the North Sea coast in Cuxhaven (Germany).

The driver responsible for this achievement of ‘hypermiling’ has been Felix Egolf, behind the wheel of a Opel Insignia 1.6 CDTi ecoFLEX. This engine is present in other models of the brand as the new Astra – features 136 CV and a maximum torque of 320 Nm, and approves an average consumption of 3.8-to 3.9 liters/100 km (according to options, and tires), with CO2 emissions of 99 to 104 g/km


3,2 litres/100 km of average consumption in the first 429 miles of this trip from Lucerne to Rüsselsheim

This unit formed part of Continental tyres Eco Contact 5, low rolling resistance, in sizes 225/50 R17. But most of the merit lies without doubt in the efficient driving made by Egolf, in anticipation of the normal circumstances of traffic: smoothness on the throttle and avoiding sudden acceleration, unnecessary, and slow down as less as possible, not to waste the speed achieved.

From Lucerne to Rüsselsheim, home of Opel), Felix Egolf traveled 429 miles, with an average consumption of 3.2 litres/100 km The average of all the route was slightly higher, and in these of 2,100 miles was 3,46 litres of diesel each one hundred kilometres, lower than the average consumption approved. Your fuel tank, 70 litres, also helps to this broad autonomy.

despite the fact that the diesel are increasingly corralled in terms of pollutant emissions, and reliability also suffers because of the greater complexity of the engines -particulate filters or EGR valves, I’m thinking of you, your efficiency is still slightly ahead of the gasoline engines, and only matched by the hybrids. But still more important is an efficient driving, whatever the vehicle, which is in the hand of the driver himself…