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70AARCUDA 02-22-2012 01:16 PM

Eco Diesel designed in Europe
It seems that GM Powertrains has once again turned to its european divisions for the Cruze powerplant:

The current 1.4LT gasoline engine is a GM-Opel designed engine that is now manufactured at Flint, Michigan, for North American vehicles. Similarly, the new Eco-Diesel is being developed by GM Powertrain divisions in Turino, Italy, and Russelsheim, Germany, as a 'global' engine for both European and North American use.

Quote: "Particulate-capturing filtration systems dramatically reduce tailpipe emissions."[ GM ], which means 'something else' (DPF fluid) to have to buy with the diesel engine, an additional operational "cost."

70AARCUDA 03-17-2012 12:19 PM

...and, now, LeftLane says it'll be a smaller, 1.7LT diesel engine, rather than the larger 2.0LT diesel engine:

2013 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel

BIRDMAN 03-20-2012 07:47 PM

what do you think the motivation behind designing an entirely new engine for the US market is?

70AARCUDA 03-20-2012 08:21 PM

..."smaller" turbocharged engines are the next BIG thing for "global" GM, with higher fuel co$ts driving that movement.

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