Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive for New Opel Insignia

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    Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive for New Opel Insignia

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    2017-01-11


    Rüsselsheim. Midsize cars offering an especially engaging driving experience are mostly found at premium brands, but when the all-new Opel Insignia Grand Sport hits the market in early 2017, enthusiastic drivers will need to adjust their orientation

    The new Insignia will be available with a state-of-the-art torque vectoring all-wheel drive system that delivers the highest levels of dynamics, feel and handling on the market.

    “The new generation Opel Insignia sets new benchmarks for midsize automobiles” says William F. Bertagni, Vice President Vehicle Engineering Europe. “Torque vectoring represents the state-of-the-art in transmitting power to the road. The new Insignia with torque vectoring all-wheel drive matches the best in the industry when it comes to ‘fun-to-drive’.”

    All-wheel drive and torque vectoring is the best way to put high power onto the road – be it wet, dry, icy or covered in snow.

    But the additional weight and complexity of conventional torque vectoring systems prevent them from meeting Opel’s high standards for performance and efficiency.

    The new Opel Insignia therefore utilizes a Twinster all-wheel drive system with a rear drive module that uses a twin clutch system without differential.

    The Insignia’s all-wheel drive system can apply torque to one or both of the rear wheels independently, enabling torque vectoring capability across the car’s full performance range.

    When cornering, higher torque is sent to the outside rear wheel, inducing rotation around the vertical axis (yaw) – the Insignia turns in with more precision, responding more spontaneously to inputs from the driver.

    Torque vectoring also contributes to safety by controlling the distribution of torque according to changes in throttle position, steering angle and road surface, thus damping the amount of yaw. This intelligent use of torque distribution – also known as “yaw damping” – results in neutral vehicle behaviour, making the car more stable and steerable for the driver.

    New Insignia drivers can choose the amount of yaw damping to suit their driving style by selecting the appropriate driving mode: from high yaw damping in “Tour” to low in “Sport”, for sportier vehicle behavior.




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    Re: Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive for New Opel Insignia

    So where the hell is the Regal...?
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    Re: Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive for New Opel Insignia

    Quote Originally Posted by FenwickHockey65 View Post
    So where the hell is the Regal...?
    New York I hear...
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    Re: Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive for New Opel Insignia

    Quote Originally Posted by FenwickHockey65 View Post
    So where the hell is the Regal...?
    I'm thinking NY or perhaps the Chicago show next month. I think the Enclave will have a chance of debuting in Chicago, so unless we get a 'twofer' the Regal could debut in NY. I certainly don't see them waiting until LA in November. Of course, it could also be an online debut away from the major car shows.

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    Re: Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive for New Opel Insignia

    Since the Insignia debuts in Geneva in March, NY is where the Regal will premier in April.

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    Re: Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive for New Opel Insignia

    I really wish there would be an awd system available that had a Performance Option selector to make the car more rwd bias.

    I.E. 80% to rear, 20% front

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    Re: Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive for New Opel Insignia

    Quote Originally Posted by EJD1984 View Post
    I really wish there would be an awd system available that had a Performance Option selector to make the car more rwd bias.

    I.E. 80% to rear, 20% front
    Like Cadillac's?

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    Re: Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive for New Opel Insignia

    Quote Originally Posted by dslay04 View Post
    Like Cadillac's?
    Isn't this the same system that the new LaCrosse, Terrain, and a host of other GM vehicles launched recently use?
    Straights are for fast cars, corners are for fast drivers.

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    Re: Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive for New Opel Insignia

    Quote Originally Posted by EJD1984 View Post
    I really wish there would be an awd system available that had a Performance Option selector to make the car more rwd bias.

    I.E. 80% to rear, 20% front
    Not an option, but standard on my base VW Touareg is the Torsen diff which can vary from 70:30 to 30:70 - the 4XMotion Escape model can vary from 100:0 to 0:100.

    Not sure what the Porsche Cayenne performance variants use.

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    Re: Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive for New Opel Insignia

    I'm betting the manual option will be on the non awd models yet again.
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    Re: Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive for New Opel Insignia

    Quote Originally Posted by FenwickHockey65 View Post
    So where the hell is the Regal...?
    I am guessing you are looking at it minus the grill?
    Quote Originally Posted by supraracer View Post
    Isn't this the same system that the new LaCrosse, Terrain, and a host of other GM vehicles launched recently use?
    Probably tuned differently. I would like to see the OPC V6 version.

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    Re: Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive for New Opel Insignia

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    I am guessing you are looking at it minus the grill?
    Probably tuned differently. I would like to see the OPC V6 version.
    There is no OPC V6 version
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    Re: Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive for New Opel Insignia

    Quote Originally Posted by EJD1984 View Post
    I really wish there would be an awd system available that had a Performance Option selector to make the car more rwd bias.

    I.E. 80% to rear, 20% front
    Quote Originally Posted by dslay04 View Post
    Like Cadillac's?
    My ATS AWD in sport mode will happily let the back end go out!

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    Re: Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive for New Opel Insignia

    Was all new Buick Regal planned for next fall as 2018 MY or for release in 2018 calendar year?

    Anyway...after that set of spy pics with naked Opel Insignia my enthusiasm deflated.

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    Re: Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive for New Opel Insignia

    Quote Originally Posted by EJD1984 View Post
    I really wish there would be an awd system available that had a Performance Option selector to make the car more rwd bias.

    I.E. 80% to rear, 20% front
    I'm referring to a fwd based platform with awd.

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