Chevrolet Powers Way to Pair of Engine Honors

Posted on 13. Dec, 2013 by in GM Canada

Chevrolet Powers Way to Pair of Engine Honors

WardsAuto recognizes Corvette and Cruze engines among 10 Best in industry






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DETROIT (Thursday, Dec 12, 2013) – The all-new, high-tech Small Block 6.2L V8 powering a 2014 Corvette Stingray and a 2.0L turbo diesel for a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze are among Ward’s 10 Best Engines.

WardsAuto reviewed 44 engines from 16 automakers in this year’s competition, that looked during power, fuel efficiency, new technology, excellence and compared it with information for identical engines.

“At GM – a idea is to design, build and sell a world’s best powertrains – this approval from a experts during WardsAuto provides dual additional explanation points that we are on a right track,” pronounced Steve Kiefer, clamp president, Global Powertrain.

“The fifth era Small Block V-8 in a new Stingray, is an iconic code in itself, and a new 2.0L Turbo Diesel engine in a Chevy Cruze is redefining a marketplace with superb performance, clever low finish torque, low emissions and segment-leading highway fuel potency – a genuine winner.”

LT1 6.2L V8 Small Block technology, power, efficiency

“The attainment of a totally re-engineered Small Block engine family is truly momentous,” says Tom Murphy, executive editor of WardsAuto World magazine. “The critics can contend what they wish about a aptitude of pushrod engines, though how can some-more than a hundred million buyers of small-block engines given 1955 be wrong? The new Corvette couldn’t exist but this pretentious V-8.”

The all-new LT1 Small Block technologies minister to creation a new Corvette a quickest, many absolute and many fuel-efficient customary Corvette ever. The engine delivers an SAE-certified 460 horsepower (with a accessible opening empty system) assisting propel a automobile to a 0-96 kilometres per hour in 3.8 seconds while charity 6.9 L/100km fuel expenditure on a highway.

The all-new engine is a many poignant redesign in a Small Block’s scarcely 60-year history. The LT1, partial of a new Gen 5 family of Small Block engines, combines several modernized technologies – approach injection, Active Fuel Management, or cylinder deactivation, and invariably non-static valve timing – to support an modernized explosion system.

Direct injection is new to a engine pattern and is a primary writer to larger explosion potency by ensuring a some-more finish bake of a fuel in a air-fuel mixture. This is achieved by precisely determining a reduction suit and fuel injection mist pattern. Direct injection also keeps a explosion cover cooler, that allows for a aloft application ratio.

Increased energy and potency outcome from some-more than 10 million hours of computational research including computational liquid dynamics, to make a many of a explosion system, a approach injection fuel system, active fuel government and non-static valve timing systems that support it. The explosion complement itself benefited from 6 million hours of dedicated CPU research time.

Other variants of a Gen 5 Small Block embody a 4.3L V6, 5.3L and 6.2L V8 lorry engines offering in a all-new Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups. The LT1 is made in Tonawanda, N.Y., that is also home to final year’s WardsAuto 10 Best engine leader – a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine used in a Cadillac ATS.

2.0L Turbo Diesel winning design, tellurian expertise

“The Chevy Cruze diesel is all we wish it to be: astonishingly efficient, whisper-quiet on a highway and shockingly fun to drive,” says Drew Winter, editor-in-chief of WardsAuto World magazine.

The 2.0L turbo-diesel delivers an SAE-certified 151 horsepower (113 kW) and 264 lb-ft of torque (358 Nm). Notable is a engine’s high torque turn of 250 lb-ft (339Nm) from 1750 – 3000 rpm. The abounding torque provides for a postulated feeling of energy on direct during roughly all speeds – quite when flitting or entering a highway onramp.

The 2014 Cruze Turbo Diesel engine delivers a shred heading fuel efficiency, rated during 4.2 L/100km on a highway. That is improved than any non-hybrid newcomer automobile in North America. The engine has an overboost underline able of augmenting torque to an estimated 280 lb-ft (380 Nm), for stronger acceleration durations of about 10 seconds.

Cruze’s 2.0L turbo-diesel is formed on a proven pattern used in European models. Collaborating with Italian and German engineering groups, GM’s diesel experts in a United States blending a engine to accommodate some-more difficult diesel glimmer standards, diagnostics and a wider operation of pushing conditions – including colder and hotter climates and aloft altitudes – for a United States and Canada. The engine is made in Kaiserslautern, Germany and also used in a Opel Astra, Cascada, Insignia and Zafira Tourer.

About Chevrolet in Canada

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