2012 GM Ecotec 2.0 L is new SAE specific-output king (video)

  • 21-Jun-2011 08:22 EDT
12-Buick-Regal-GS-1805.jpg

Ecotec 2.0-L turbo highlights include direct injection, a twin-scroll turbocharger with optimized intercooler, continuously variable valve timing, and a forged steel crankshaft.

General Motors claims its 2012 Buick Regal GS sedan features the most power-dense engine ever offered by GM and ever certified by SAE International. The Ecotec 2.0-L delivers an SAE-certified 270 hp (201 kW), for a specific output of 135 hp/L. At 295 lb·ft (400 N·m), the four-cylinder provides more torque than competitors including the Acura TSX V-6, Audi A4 Sport, Lexus IS 250, and Volvo S60 T5, according to GM. The direct-injected gasoline engine features a twin-scroll turbocharger, continuously variable valve timing, and a forged steel crankshaft. The engine, known internally as the LHQ, is mated to a six-speed manual transmission. GM expects the powertrain to achieve 28 mpg on the highway. (See GM engineers describe the car here.)

Share
HTML for Linking to Page
Page URL
Grade
Rate It
3.00 Avg. Rating

Read More Articles On

2016-09-09
PSA Citroën’s latest demonstration of its original technological and aesthetic design capabilities is the CXperience concept, timed for unveiling at the Paris Auto Show.
2016-11-15
Jaguar's all-electric I-Pace Concept and Ford's EcoSport small crossover open the 2016 Los Angeles auto show.
2016-11-17
Mazda will introduce its first-ever diesel engine for the U.S. market in conjunction with the all-new 2017 CX-5 compact crossover.
2016-11-18
Volkswagen may have ruined its own diesel engine future in the U.S. by cheating on emission tests, but that isn't holding back other auto makers from introducing new diesel cars and trucks in this market.

Related Items

Article
2016-11-15