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Old 12-04-2006, 08:42 AM   #1
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Default NEW Vauxhall Signum (2.8l Turbo Engine "250bhp)

NEW Vauxhall Signum (2.8l Turbo Engine "250bhp)



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HIGH-PERFORMANCE FLAGSHIP FOR SIGNUM

· New Signum with 250bhp turbo V6

· Upgraded 2.8-litre engine gives 155mph performance for £23,050

· Six-speed manual or auto transmissions

How much would you expect to pay for a 250bhp premium car, built in Germany and powered by a smooth and punchy 2.8-litre V6 engine?

A quick scan through the price lists suggests you’ll be looking at upwards of £30k, but not with Vauxhall’s new flagship Signum.

The 2.8-litre turbo, available in Design or Elite trim, is available from only £23,050, and now comes with an uprated V6 powerplant, developing 250bhp and an impressive 350Nm of torque. The new unit gives it an incredible 0-60mph time of just 6.8 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 155mph for the manual version.

Design models feed the power to the road through a six-speed manual gearbox, while the more luxury-oriented Elite comes with a six-speed automatic transmission with Active Select facility.

Both models come with ESP-Plus as standard, while the Design gets lowered and uprated sports suspension.

As with all Signum models, standard equipment includes colour sat nav, 17-inch alloy wheels and electrically operated front and rear windows. The Design also has front fog lamps, dark-style head and tail lights, half-leather trim, automatic lighting control, rain-sensitive windscreen wipers and active head restraints, while Elite models get full leather trim and electronic climate control. To fit this equipment to some rivals would involve an expensive trip to the options list.

The new models join the range immediately, while buyers who don’t feel the need for 250bhp powerplant can still take advantage of Signum’s space, style and high levels of equipment with prices starting at just £18,150 for 1.8-litre Exclusiv.
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Old 12-04-2006, 03:27 PM   #2
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which saturn is this gonna be??
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Old 12-04-2006, 03:54 PM   #3
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damn! you beat me to it.
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Old 12-04-2006, 04:33 PM   #4
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It's already the Malibu Maxx. Both are on the Extended Wheelbase Epsilon chassis.
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Old 12-04-2006, 08:30 PM   #5
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it's amazing how much suck the bowtie adds.
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Old 12-04-2006, 09:48 PM   #6
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Why is the 0-60 only 6.8s with that kind of power?
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Old 12-04-2006, 10:10 PM   #7
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How come it needs 2.8Ls (which is quite a big 4-banger) + a turbo to make 250 HP, when GM's new 2.0L twin scroll turbo with VVT and direct injection makes 260hp in the Sky?

Still... would be cool to see that car here sooner rather than later.
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Old 12-04-2006, 10:27 PM   #8
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??? It is the same V6 that is in the Saab.
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Old 12-05-2006, 12:47 AM   #9
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Why can't our cars look good like the euros? I think Detroit could actually have a chance if they actually looked to their euro partners and thought hey, that's stylish, I wonder if the Americans might want that? Americans tend to like every other euro brand for the most part, why wouldn't they like that?
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Old 12-05-2006, 06:19 AM   #10
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Why can't our cars look good like the euros? I think Detroit could actually have a chance if they actually looked to their euro partners and thought hey, that's stylish, I wonder if the Americans might want that? Americans tend to like every other euro brand for the most part, why wouldn't they like that?
You can thank the rednecks in this country for ruining Detroit - they used to buy every piece of crap that came out of Ford or GM simply because it was 'Merican even if it was ugly or poorly made or couldn't handle for shti.

But there is hope - just keep your eye on Saturn over the next few years - they will essentially be getting all the cool Opel cars that GM makes for Europe.
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Old 12-05-2006, 10:11 AM   #11
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How come it needs 2.8Ls (which is quite a big 4-banger) + a turbo to make 250 HP, when GM's new 2.0L twin scroll turbo with VVT and direct injection makes 260hp in the Sky?

Still... would be cool to see that car here sooner rather than later.
it's a V6, and look at the TQ figures to see how this engine was tuned
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Why is the 0-60 only 6.8s with that kind of power?
I dunno.. weight maybe?
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FWD, just like the V8 Impala. Even with traction control too much for fronts only. Good looking though., rear seat looks big.

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it's a V6, and look at the TQ figures to see how this engine was tuned

I totaly saw that afterwards... I saw Turbo and I automatically assumed 4-banger since turboed 6s are few and far between... (The new turboed I6 from BMW is a rarity).
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Turbo 6's are somewhat rare, though seen more often down under in their Ford's/FPV's and Holden's/HSV's. Now we could just use a turbocharged 6-cylinder in the Legacy.
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