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Vauxhall Insignia VXR news - Insignia VXR: more numbers - 2009
And today, Vauxhall has released a whole bunch of new information on its fastest Insignia - including the price. We had hoped the VXR would weigh in under 30 grand, but it’s just sneaked over the big three-oh: the saloon and hatch VXR start at £30,995, while the estate is just over £1,000 extra.
We now know exactly how much fastness you get for your cash: Vauxhall has confirmed that the Insignia VXR will hit 60mph in 5.6 seconds and run to a limited 155mph, courtesy of its 321bhp 2.8-litre V6.
That’s level pegging with the BMW 335i and not far off the Audi S4 - truly quick, in other words. Handling should be tidy, too - the VXR gets four-wheel drive, lowered suspension and a stiffer rear anti-roll bar and springs.
Those smart wheels are the optional 20-inch forged rims, with 19-inch alloys fitted as standard. Look good, don’t they?
The only real drawback seems to be the VXR’s economy and emissions: it’ll only manage 24.7mpg on the combined cycle, and emits 268g/km of CO2. Compare that to the Audi S4, which will return nearly 30mpg and 221g/km of CO2.
That said, the VXR is some four grand cheaper than the Audi. It’ll reach showrooms in September: will you be having a poke around?