Cruze Diesel Built on GM’s Euro Expertise

Posted on 28. May, 2013 by in GM Canada

Cruze Diesel Built on GM’s Euro Expertise

North American engine co-developed with diesel centre of value in Torino, Italy

2013-05-28

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Oshawa, Ontario (Tuesday, May 28, 2013) – When it came to building a diesel-powered 2014 Chevrolet Cruze, General Motors powertrain engineers blending a proven powertrain already used by GM in Europe, where approximately 40 percent of all Cruze models sole underline a diesel engine.

Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel, accessible this open opposite Canada, leverages tellurian powertrain imagination that has helped make GM’s fuel-efficient diesel engines renouned options around a world.

Cruze Diesel beats a rivals in performance, with a segment-leading, SAE-certified 151 horsepower (113 kW) and 264 lb-ft of torque (358 Nm), and can go from 0-60 mph (96 km/h) in about 8.6 seconds. Its modernized 2.0L turbo-diesel engine produces during slightest 250 lb-ft of torque (339 Nm) between 1,750 and 3,000 rpm and has an overboost underline means of augmenting torque to an estimated 280 lb-ft (380 Nm) for brief bursts of stronger acceleration when needed, such as merging onto a bustling freeway. 

GM sole some-more than 400,000 diesel-powered cars globally final year, including 35,000 Cruzes.

“The marketplace for diesel cars in a U.S. is tiny during present, though is approaching to grow due to Corporate Average Fuel Economy mandate and approaching increases in gas prices,” pronounced Mike Omotoso, powertrain researcher during LMC Automotive. “So far, a German automakers haven’t had any diesel automobile foe in North America. GM could do good with it, quite with younger buyers who don’t have a aged prejudices opposite diesel.”

Diesel engines have prolonged been famous for their fuel potency and power. Due to a aloft application rate in a engine cylinders and larger firmness of appetite in diesel fuel itself, diesel-powered engines are means to furnish some-more appetite per gallon than gasoline-powered engines.

For Cruze, powertrain engineers during GM’s diesel centre of value in Torino, Italy, worked daily with counterparts in Pontiac, Mich., to rise a world-class engine that delivers superb fuel potency and torque while providing a smooth, still ride. In addition, GM engineers in Russelsheim, Germany, upheld a module by building a appendage drive, acoustic cover and other specialized components.

Engineers during GM’s Global Powertrain Engineering Development Center in Pontiac designed tools indispensable to cgange a engine to accommodate North American mandate for emissions, fuel efficiency, diagnostics, altitude and cold and prohibited starts. They also finished dynamometer growth and validation in Pontiac, and conducted automobile calibration during GM’s Milford Proving Ground.

Future diesel engine growth will advantage from GM’s new joining to deposit 20 million Euros ($25.9 million US) to supplement 5 new energetic benches during a Torino trickery for climatic, sound and quivering and framework dynamometer testing. These additions will speed growth time.

“U.S. business are going to be agreeably astounded when they get a possibility to expostulate a Chevrolet Cruze Diesel,” pronounced Mike Siegrist, 2.0L diesel partner arch engineer. “Our tellurian group is providing diesel engineering imagination that will give North American Cruze business good quality, torque and fuel economy in a automobile that’s both fun to expostulate and unsentimental during a pump.”

Climatic tests copy temperatures trimming from -40 degrees Fahrenheit (-40 degrees Celsius) adult to (158F) (70C) and altitudes as high as 10,000 feet (3,000 meters). Noise and quivering tests assistance minimize engine vibro-acoustic response. Chassis dynamometer tests magnitude emissions.

“We’re means to put a diesel engines by severe contrast to safeguard they work optimally underneath a far-reaching operation of conditions and also can be integrated seamlessly into a prolongation vehicle,” pronounced Pierpaolo Antonioli, handling executive of a Torino Powertrain and Engineering Center. “We’ve pushed these engines in a labs so that a patron can count on them in real-world pushing situations.”

The latest era of GM diesels has resolved drawbacks compared with a prior engines. Precisely tranquil direct-injection fuel systems emanate a smooth-running engine. Particulate-capturing filtration systems dramatically revoke tailpipe emissions.

“In terms of external appearances, a disproportion between a diesel and gasoline engine is going to be formidable to discern,” Siegrist said. “GM’s modernized technologies yield a seamless transition from a gasoline to a diesel car. You get a advantages of a fuel economy and appetite while preserving a smooth, still ride.”

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