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Opel Insignia with fahrmitgas.de autogas / LPG system
Cuts fuel bills by up to 50% and CO
2 emissions by 12%

Opel Insignia fahrmitgas, sedan: front, driving shot.

 Aesthetics: 3D film kit, 20'' alloy wheels and sport springs.

APN, 23 Jul. 09.

Autogas Systems specialist fahrmitgas.de announced the launch its new autogas (LPG, liquefied petroleum gas) system for the petrol- (gasoline-) powered Opel* Insignia midsize sedans and sports tourers (D segment, upper medium), in addition to visual enhancements with a 3D film kit, 20-inch light-alloy wheels and corresponding sport springs.

Developed in cooperation with Dutch world market leader Vialle Alternative Fuel Systems B.V., the two partners chose for the Insignia autogas (LPG) system the innovative Vialle LPI liquid injection concept.

Opel Insignia fahrmitgas, sedan: rear, static shot.

Manufactured from 3.5-mm steel, the autogas safety tank has an extra-large capacity of 77 litres (16.9 UK mpg, 20.3 US mpg), and is installed safely in the spare wheel well of the boot.

Unlike conventional autogas (LPG) systems, this technology eliminates the evaporator, making the system completely maintenance free. Injecting the liquid gas directly into the manifold allows more precise metering of the injected gas, with an optimized combustion process, better power yield and even cleaner emissions, with CO2 emissions reduced by some 12 percent.

Fahrmitgas.de adds that with its system, the Opel Insignia meets the strict Euro V emission limits even easier than the production version.

Opel Insignia tourer, fahrmitgas: front, static shot.

Vialle LPI liquid injection eliminates the evaporator, injecting the liquid gas directly into the manifold for more precise metering of the injected gas, with an optimized combustion.

The German autogas specialist estimates that at an average litre price of LPG / autogas at 0.55 Euros, fuel costs are cut in half. In countries where autogas is cheaper, the savings can be even higher (depending on the price gap with petrol / gasoline in these markets).

Manufactured from 3.5-mm steel, the autogas safety tank has an extra-large capacity of 77 litres (16.9 UK mpg, 20.3 US mpg) for an extended operating range, and is installed safely in the spare wheel well of the boot / trunk of the Insignia.

Opel Insignia tourer, fahrmitgas: side, driving shot.

When travelling across an area where no LPG station is available, the driver only needs to press a button in the cockpit to switch the system back to petrol / gasoline mode.

As far as availability is concerned, most European countries feature excellent networks of LPG / autogas filling stations, with more than 5,000 stations across Germany alone.

Even when travelling across an area where no LPG station is available, the driver only needs to press a button in the cockpit to switch the system back to petrol / gasoline mode.

Initially these conversions are available for the Insignia models with four-cylinder naturally aspirated 1.6- and 1.8-litre engines and for the 1.6- and 2.8-litre turbocharged ones. Prices start from Euros 2,319 (manufacturer suggested retail price, MSRP), with an included three-year warranty, up to 100,000 kilometres.

  Design

Opel Insignia fahrmitgas alloy wheel.

One-piece 8.5Jx20 light-alloy wheels in a cross-spoke design.

On the aesthetics side, fahrmitgas.de also lends both body styles of the Insignia a more striking appearance. The fahrmitgas.de 3D film kit is available in various colours and custom-tailored versions for sedan and sports tourer for Euros 386, adding to the elegant Opel an exclusive and sporty two-tone look.

Other visual and handling enhancement options include the one-piece fahrmitgas.de 8.5Jx20 light-alloy wheels in a cross-spoke design with black spokes and polished surfaces, with high-performance tires in size 245/35 ZR 20 front and back. Special sport springs were developed for this tire/wheel combination and can lower the ride height of the Insignia by some 30 millimetres.

Market-specific prices, shipping costs and other information about the fahrmitgas.de range of tuning and design enhancements can be obtained from the fahrmitgas.de website.

* In the process of selling its German brand Opel, General Motors presented yesterday its preliminary findings to the German Automotive Task Force and the Opel Trust Board. "We had a good and thoughtful discussion around the key operating metrics and key issues associated with the three final offers we received on Monday evening", said John Smith, GM's chief negotiator for the sale of Opel. "We have agreed to continue detailed talks with both (Canadian auto parts maker) Magna and (Belgium-based financial investment company) RHJI to secure Opel's future." The third bidder for Opel, the Beijing Automotive Industry Corp. (BAIC) was not mentioned in the statement, and no comments where made about this omission.

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