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Frankfurt LIVE: Opel unveils facelifted Insignia OPC

The Buick Regal\'s Euro-market sibling gets a freshened look for 2014.

General Motors' Opel division has revealed the facelifted Insignia OPC at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The midsize Insignia, which forms the basis of the Buick Regal, is built in Germany and offered as a four-door sedan and a roomy station wagon.

Like the regular Insignia, the OPC gains redesigned headlights, a larger grille and chrome inserts in the lower bumper, giving it a more elegant look that sets it apart from its main rivals. The modifications carried out to the back end are limited to new two-piece tail lamps and a revised bumper.

The cockpit features a redesigned instrument cluster, a new three-spoke multi-function steering wheel and a revised center stack, but the big news is that the Insignia can be ordered with a touch screen-based infotainment system for the first time. It combines the car's entertainment, navigation and Bluetooth-based connectivity functions into a single eight-inch touch screen mounted on top of the center stack. The system can be controlled with knobs on the dashboard, buttons on the steering wheel or the aforementioned touchscreen, and there's also a voice recognition system for making hands-free calls, entering navigation destinations, selecting a song and more.

Power comes from a turbocharged 2.8-liter V6 engine that sends 325 horsepower and 321 lb-ft. of torque to all four wheels via an electronic limited-slip differential. The Insignia OPC sedan sprints from zero to 62 mph in six seconds and on to a top speed of 155 mph.

Pricing information will be released closer to the car's on-sale date.

Like all members of the Opel lineup, the Insignia will wear a Vauxhall badge in the United Kingdom.

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