Steinmetz, a German-based tuner of all things Opel, has just released their newest American-teasing project: the Steinmetz Insignia SportTourer. With 295-horsepower, 310 lb-ft of torque, tighter suspension, bigger wheels and tasteful bodywork, consider yourself teased.
Steinmetz has essentially taken its Insignia package and applied it the the much more (in our opinion) desirable SportTourer body style, including a hopped up engine performance tune. They've added a Klasen-Motors diesel performance upgrade to the stock 2.0-liter CDTI, which brings a 3-inch exhaust, sportier catalyst, intercooler and a re-tuned ecu. The entire package bumps the stock numbers up from 220 horsepower to 295 horsepower and 310 lb-ft or torque, or enough to excite even the most hardened family man.
Not content with just a performance boost, Steinmetz also added some tasteful kit to the SportTourer, including an agro lower front spoiler and a murdered-out grille, two-piece roof spoiler, chrome exhaust tips. The whole package is lowered down 1-inch to ride on big-boy 20-inch ST7 rollers which are available in either black or white.
* The Ideal Tourer
* World Premiere at Tuning World Bodensee 2009
After the world premiere of the Insignia 5-door by Steinmetz at the Essen Motor Show 2008, the duo was completed with the world premiere of the Insignia SportsTourer by Steinmetz at Tuning World Bodensee 2009.
Components already available include the front spoiler, front grille, kit for lowering by approx. 25mm and the wheel/tyre combination in 20" with 245/35/R20. The 20-inch ST7 is available in polished black or white.
For the roof of the Insignia SportsTourer by Steinmetz, a two-piece spoiler has been developed which, in conjunction with the signature Steinmetz exhaust tailpipe, gives the rear a more muscular appearance.
The current Steinmetz range for the two vehicles comprises:
* Alloy wheels ST7 20", in polished black & white
* Front grille
* Front spoiler to pedestrian protection directives
* Roof spoiler (SportsTourer only)
* Left tailpipe trim
* Left/right tailpipe trims
* Foot mats
A diesel performance upgrade for the 2.0 CDTI will be presented at the Opel Meeting in Oschersleben on 04.06. - 07.06.09.
The new Klasen-Motors performance upgrade product range:
Klasen-Motors in Oberhausen has developed a real power punch for the 2.0l turbo. The standard performance of 220 HP/162 kW is brought to an awesome 295 HP/216 kW at 5200 revs, with torque of 420 Nm at 2500 - 3200 revs.This is achieved by an intercooler, 3" exhaust from the turbo back, sports catalyst and reprogrammed engine electronics.