GMs Next Generation of Small Displacement Drivetrains
More fuel efficient and lower cost. In Detroit, GM put on a tour de force when it introduced its next generation of modular drivetrains that will reduce complexity and costs while improving efficiency, refinement and durability. The eleven new 75 to 165 hp and 70 to 184 lb-ft. 1.0 - 1.5L I3s and I4s were developed will power many of the company?s highest-volume small cars and compact crossovers ? including the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze. GM said that by 2017, more than 2.5 million new Ecotec engines are projected to will be built annually in at least five manufacturing locations around the globe.