2014 Buick Verano Slated for 1.6L Turbo

2
2014 Buick Verano Slated for 1.6L Turbo

Buick will replace the 2.4-liter naturally aspirated Ecotec engien currently found in the Buick Verano with a turbocharged 1.6-liter unit for the 2014 model year.

The new engine will sit directly underneath the current 2.0-liter turbo model and will offer weight savings, more power and improved efficiency. The same engine is slated for the Opel Adam in Europe and is expected to make 200 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque.

SEE ALSO: 2013 Buick Verano Review

That still leaves plenty of room for the 2.0liter turbo model which makes 250 hp and 260 lb-ft while offering an enticing improvement to the less expensive model.

 Discuss this story at VeranoTalk.com

  • earl

    this car was already on my short list, waiting for an upgrade to the 2.5 but this is an even better surprise. Not quite midsize, quiet, now with a great engine choice without the highest cost of the top of the line turbo model…Oh and still no CVT’s :)

  • mybluestar

    There is always a tradeoff, be prepared to pay big time for turbo repairs. Dealer garages and small car repair shops are busy now, but wait as even more turbos hit the marketplace. Our mechanic has never been as busy with turbo issues, and he is guaranteed to retire wealthy from them.
    Don’t shut off the engine after running a turbo, let it cool down, or it will cook itself in super hot oil. Good luck, and have a thick wallet for the repairs.

x

Subscribe to our email newsletter and automatically be entered to win.