GM’s All-New Ecotec Engine Family Detailed

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GM’s All-New Ecotec Engine Family Detailed
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General Motors unveiled its brand-new family of Ecotec small-displacement engines at its Powertrain Headquarters in Pontiac, Mich. this morning. The lineup will include 11 separate powerplants in both three- and four-cylinder configurations. Continue Reading...

New GM Three and Four Cylinder Engines Introduced

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New GM Three and Four Cylinder Engines Introduced
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With a focus on fuel efficiency and power density, General Motors has introduced a new range of three and four-cylinder engines that will be used in 27 new vehicles by 2017. Continue Reading...

Turbocharged Cars Don’t Live Up to Fuel-Economy Hype Says Consumer Reports

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Turbocharged Cars Don’t Live Up to Fuel-Economy Hype Says Consumer Reports
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Vehicle quality was not the only thing making news when Consumer Reports unveiled the results of its latest reliability study in Detroit earlier this week. Amongst the issues highlighted by the consumer publication were real world fuel economy and forced induction engine technology. Continue Reading...

New Four-Cylinder Drag Racing World Record Set at 6.71 – Videos

New Four-Cylinder Drag Racing World Record Set at 6.71 – Videos
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Drag racing just isn’t what it used to be these days, but records are still being set with some more noteworthy than others. This is one of those records, as an Ecotec-powered four-cylinder drag car has set a record for fastest four-cylinder quarter mile with a 6.71 @ 207 mph. Continue Reading...

GM Announces New Ecotec Engine, Phases Out Old Four Cylinder

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GM Announces New Ecotec Engine, Phases Out Old Four Cylinder
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Fuel mileage, horsepower and overall performance are key ingredients in the recipe for any successful car these days. Maybe that’s why GM made the announcement to reporters at the North American International Auto Show that they plan to scrap the unimpressive naturally aspirated 2.4-liter four cylinder found in the Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain and Buick‘s Verano… Continue Reading...

GM Unveils New Small Displacement Engine Family

GM Unveils New Small Displacement Engine Family
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General Motors unveiled their new family of small displacement engines, a group of three and four cylinder engines ranging from 1.0L to 1.5L in displacement. The engines were designed in concert largely with GM’s Chinese subsidiaries. GM didn’t divulge which vehicles will get the new engines, but did say that North America won’t be an… Continue Reading...

General Motors To Launch Revised 2.0L Ecotec 4-Cylinder Turbo Engine

General Motors To Launch Revised 2.0L Ecotec 4-Cylinder Turbo Engine
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General Motors much loved LNF engine, the same 2.0L Ecotec that powered the Pontiac Solstice GXP, Saturn Sky Redline and Chevrolet Cobalt SS is continuing on in the Buick Regal Turbo and Buick Regal GS, but a new generation of turbocharged 4-cylinder motor is set to replace the LNF next year, packing even more power…. Continue Reading...

2012 Buick Regal GS Rated at 270-HP and 295 Lb-Ft of Torque

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2012 Buick Regal GS Rated at 270-HP and 295 Lb-Ft of Torque
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The all-new 2012 Buick Regal GS arrives this fall and will pack a serious punch. The GS has ow officially been rated at 270-hp and 295 lb-ft of torque and achieves a 0-60 mph time of 6.7 seconds. For the record, that’s 15 more horsepower than originally claimed. The GS will be powered exclusively by a… Continue Reading...

General Motors Investing $100 Million into Ecotec Engine Production in Michigan

General Motors Investing $100 Million into Ecotec Engine Production in Michigan
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General Motors is pumping $109 million into its Ecotec program in Michigan, in order to support ongoing production of the 1.4-liter engine shared by three Chevrolet models as well as keeping/adding 96 jobs in Michigan. $84 million of that money goes to GM’s engine plant in Flint to increase production capacity, while the rest is… Continue Reading...

Cadillac To Add Four-Cylinder Engines To Lineup

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Cadillac To Add Four-Cylinder Engines To Lineup
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The days of multiple supercharged V8s for Cadillac look to be ending as GM’s luxury division is now mulling four-cylinder engines on multiple product lines. While the upcoming ATS sports sedan is a natural candidate for a four banger, rumor has it that the Cadillac XTS full size sedan may also be offered with a… Continue Reading...

Fisker Considering Lighter Weight Range-Extending Engine For Next Gen Hybrids

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Fisker Considering Lighter Weight Range-Extending Engine For Next Gen Hybrids
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What’s one simple way to extend range on the next-gen Fisker gasoline-electric powered car? Cut pork from the gasoline-engine side of the equation by using a lighter-weight, three- or four-cylinder engine. According to information leaked by very knowledgeable sources, Fisker is weighing the feasibility of a dedicated range-extended engine after the current crop of Karma models… Continue Reading...

2011 Chevrolet Cruze Pricing Announced, Base Car To Start At $16,995

2011 Chevrolet Cruze Pricing Announced, Base Car To Start At $16,995
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The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze is an important car for General Motors, with Chevrolet positioning the car as both a premium and compact car, something many Americans deem to be mutually exclusive. With advanced powertrains, a high quality interior and exterior styling that doesn’t scream “rental car”, Chevrolet has chosen to price the Cruze just a… Continue Reading...

Breaking: Buick Teases Smaller Enclave, Promises Plug-In Hybrid Model On Its Way

Breaking: Buick Teases Smaller Enclave, Promises Plug-In Hybrid Model On Its Way
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Buick has just released a teaser image of a new entry-level luxury crossover that will slot in underneath the Enclave. Normally word of a new model is news enough, but GM has decided to increase our expectations of its new model by announcing that it will be offered with a version of the Volt’s Voltec… Continue Reading...

Fisker Karma to Make Driving Debut at Laguna Seca Raceway During Monterey Historics

Fisker Karma to Make Driving Debut at Laguna Seca Raceway During Monterey Historics
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Just a year and a half after it was first unveiled as a concept car the Fisker Karma is set to take to the road track during the Monterey Peninsula’s Classic Car Week. On August 15th, the plug-in hybrid Karma will run two laps of the world-famous Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca course at 11:10 a.m… Continue Reading...

General Motors Going Green: Even the Logo?

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General Motors Going Green: Even the Logo?
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As General Motors is set to emerge from bankruptcy protection, the giant U.S. automaker’s fresh start might just include a new logo; a green one. According to a report by MSNBC, GM has a design team that is currently looking in to changing the logo and they have discussed swapping the blue out in favor… Continue Reading...

Buick LaCrosse Will Get Turbo 4-Cylinder

Buick LaCrosse Will Get Turbo 4-Cylinder
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GM’s interim CEO Fritz Henderson is starting to open up on some of the company’s fuel-efficiency plans and the future involves a pair of turbocharged four-cylinders. The first turbo-four will be offered in the new Buick LaCrosse but won’t be available immediately. Currently the LaCrosse is slated to get a standard 3.0-liter V6 that makes… Continue Reading...

2010 GMC Terrain Headed to New York Auto Show

2010 GMC Terrain Headed to New York Auto Show
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On Friday we brought you news that the 2010 Chevy Equinox will be priced at $1,800 less than the previous model and today we can tell you the Equinox’s sister SUV, the GMC Terrain, is set to launch at the New York Auto Show. There is no official word on pricing but you can expect… Continue Reading...

All-New 2010 Chevy Equinox To Cost $1,800 Less Than ’09 Model

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All-New 2010 Chevy Equinox To Cost $1,800 Less Than ’09 Model
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General motors has just released some new info on the upcoming 2010 Chevy Equinox, with the most surprising item being the price. The all-new model will come in at $1,800 less than the outgoing ’09 model, with a starting price of $23,185, including a $745 destination charge The other important bit of info GM has… Continue Reading...

Fisker to Show New Concept & Unveil Karma Production Model in Detroit

Fisker to Show New Concept & Unveil Karma Production Model in Detroit
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After unveiling the luxury plug-in hybrid Karma Concept at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit last year, Fisker is set to show another concept as well as the production version of the Karma. The production Karma S, has been developed with Quantum Technologies and boasts a plug-in Hybrid system that allows drivers… Continue Reading...
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