• Apr 12, 2010

Chevrolet Cruze Irmscher Edition – Click above for high-res image gallery

Fair is fair. If North American buyers will have the option of equipping their Chevrolet Cruze with the RS sports package – unveiled just a couple of weeks ago at the New York Auto Show – when it finally comes home to roost, don't the Europeans deserve a little something to? After all, they've had the Cruze on the market there for a while. So to keep them interested, General Motors' European operations have teamed up with tuning house Irmscher for a sporty little number of their own.

Irmscher has fitted the Cruze with a 25-mm lowered suspension, a rear spoiler and a set of nifty looking 18-inch turbine-style alloys. But the real news is the car's freer-flowing exhaust system that gives the 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine a 36-horsepower boost to bring output up to 186hp and the 0-62 mph sprint down to eight seconds flat.

Best of all – for German customers, at least – the Cruze Irmscher Edition can be ordered directly from their Chevrolet dealers. The package was unveiled at the AMI show in Leipzig, Germany.



[Source: CarScoop]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      8 seconds flat!!!

      the world has just been set on fire....
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hey, that's faster than my Taurus. Don't snicker!! LOL I, for one, would feel the burn!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hopefully they change the interior by the time it gets here.
        • 4 Years Ago
        i'm so glad you'll never get your way with cars. go find an 87 tercel and stfu. or is the am/fm too much technology for you?
      • 4 Years Ago
      @Zippy:


      well if the Cruze interior is crap then then whatever else was in the car show was trash. I was there too and comparing all the cars and the cruze was up there with the Civic and the Corolla in materials and beating the Mazda 3's interior quality. the worst? the cobalt and the Forte. the Forte's interior, whilce well designed in its ergonomics, came off with a shiny plasticky cheap look and feel.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That car looks like it was designed in Korea. The North one. Ten years ago. It's going to be a total failure and it deserves to be. GM can't be bothered to build a good car, I just can't be bothered to buy GM. I just can't freaking believe that a POS company like that (mostly) run by incompetent morons and whose cars are *built* by union blowhards is still around. Thanks to my money. Then again incompetent and blowhard perfectly describes the politicians in DC so...
      • 4 Years Ago
      So much negativity here.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I wish GM was smart enough to sell a cruze that looks like (in N/A) that with a good diesel and a high hp 1.4. Then this car would sell like hot cakes.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Irmscher. Leipzig. Chevrolet. Funny trio of names.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hopefully they change the interior by the time it gets here.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Lamenting the fact we can't get the diesel here...sigh...
        • 4 Years Ago
        Cannot even get the Cruze yet.
      • 4 Years Ago
      353+ ft lbs of torque. Nice.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Too bad those wheels are not on the U.S. version.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Or the exhaust at that.
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