GM Announces New Ecotec Engine, Phases Out Old Four Cylinder

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande
gm announces new ecotec engine phases out old four cylinder

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 and Regal. In it’s place, a 2.5-liter direct injected (cue fireworks) Ecotec inline four! The new engine will be 18 horses peppier than its predecessor for a total of 190 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque. It’s also going to be a lot less noisy, smoother and best of all, more efficient.

GM said they plan to make the transition between engines within the next 12 months, so look forward to a more refined American experience from GM.

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  • Nanou02 Nanou02 on Sep 12, 2012

    I have a 2.2-liter, 4 cl 2009 G5; what's the difference in gas consumption with 2.4-liter, 4 cl chevrolet?