GM producing more small 4-cylinder engines

Posted on Saturday, 27 September 2008 , 15:09:03 byEmil

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GM producing more small 4-cylinder engines

The gas costs is getting really high. So, big engines now have no reason. Which is why General Motors will double the global production of the small 4-cylinder engines (with 1.0L to 1.4L) this by 2011, having over half of the rise coming in the North America. This strategy is highlighted now by a brand new 1.4L Turbo engine powering the Chevrolet Cruze 2011.

Estimated ratings for power for the 1.4L Turbo unit will be of 140 hp having a 148 lb.-ft torque rating.

“Power-dense four-cylinders such as the 1.4L Turbo are an integral part of GM’s portfolio of advanced propulsion technologies, including cam phasing, direct injection, Active Fuel Management, clean diesels, hybrids, flex-fuel vehicles, six-speed transmissions and electric propulsion,” said Tom Stephens, the executive vice president of GM Global Powertrain and Global Quality. “GM is focused on delivering vehicles that look great, are fuel efficient and fun to drive.”

“Because of the turbocharger’s on-demand power and responsiveness, it’s like having two engines in the same vehicle – one for power and one for fuel economy,” affirmed Stephens. “It’s truly the best of both worlds.”