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Corvette Engine Repeats Win as WardsAuto 10 Best

2014-12-10

The high performance, technology-packed LT1 Small Block 6.2L V8 that powers the 2015 Corvette Stingray is a Ward’s 10 Best Engine for 2015. The engine also was recognized with this award in 2014.

Silverado Engines Integrate Advanced Technology, Dependable Design

2014-11-17

When it comes to trucks, customers place dependability near the top of the list. And when it comes to truck engines, more than 100 million engines’ worth of continuous improvement and trillions of miles support the Chevrolet Silverado V-6 and V-8s claim to delivering on that requirement.

Polishing for Performance

2014-11-07

Polished engine parts might bring to mind chromed pulleys or valve covers that add a touch of dazzle under the hood. But when it comes to the 5.3 Liter V8 EcoTec3 engine, the shine on the crankshaft means using automated microfinishing and electronic measurement to get crank tolerances to the width of a human red blood cell, or within eight microns.

Next-Generation Chevrolet Volt Features All-New Voltec Propulsion System for More Efficiency

2014-10-28

When the next-generation Chevrolet Volt debuts at the North American International Auto Show in January, it will feature an all-new Voltec extended range electric vehicle (EREV) propulsion system substantially developed from Volt owners including data collected on their driving behaviors.

Compact Powerhouse: Inside Corvette Z06’s LT4 Engine

2014-08-20

The all-new 2015 Corvette Z06 is the most powerful production car ever from General Motors, with its all-new LT4 supercharged 6.2L V-8 engine SAE-certified at 650 horsepower (485 kW) at 6,400 rpm and 650 lb-ft of torque (881 Nm) at 3,600 rpm.

8-Speed Automatic Makes Corvette Faster, More Efficient

2014-08-20

The all-new, paddle-shift eight-speed automatic transmission makes the 2015 Corvette Stingray faster and more fuel efficient, with 0-60 acceleration of only 3.7 seconds and an EPA-estimated 29 mpg on the highway.

New 8-Speed Enables Quicker, More Efficient Corvette

2014-08-20

The all-new, GM-developed Hydra-Matic 8L90 paddle-shift eight-speed automatic transmission offered in the 2015 Corvette Stingray and Z06 enhances performance and efficiency, while delivering exceptional refinement and world-class shift responsiveness that rivals the world’s best dual-clutch transmissions.

Chevrolet Silverado Gears Up for 2015

2014-08-20

The all-new, GM-developed Hydra-Matic 8L90 eight-speed transmission is matched with the available 6.2L EcoTec3 V-8 engine in the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, supporting the pickup’s capabilities with greater efficiency and refinement.

2015 Chevrolet and GMC Pickups, SUVs to Offer Eight-Speed Transmission

2014-07-18

Chevrolet and GMC have confirmed a new eight-speed automatic transmission will be standard on 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra and GMC Yukon Denali/Yukon XL Denali models equipped with the 6.2L EcoTec3 V-8.

2015 Corvette Z06 Rated at 650 Horsepower

2014-06-06

DETROIT – The all-new 2015 Corvette Z06 is the most powerful production car ever from General Motors and one of a few production cars available in the United States that delivers more than 600 horsepower.

New DR525 Racing Engine from Chevrolet Performance

2014-05-30

ATLANTA – Chevrolet Performance today introduced the all-new DR525 drag racing crate engine, designed as the spec engine for National Muscle Car Association’s new LS Stock racing class in the LSX Showdown Challenge Series.

Brownstown Battery Assembly Expands Capabilities

2014-05-14

General Motors will bring all its electric vehicle battery building capabilities in-house with production of battery systems for the 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV at its battery assembly plant in Brownstown, Mich.

GM Fuel Cell Fleet Tops 3 Million Miles

2014-05-07

DETROIT – General Motors’ fleet of fuel cell vehicles recently passed 3 million miles of hydrogen-powered, real-world driving. Some individual vehicles have accumulated more than 120,000 miles. By GM’s estimate, using hydrogen to power these vehicles, the fleet has avoided 157,894 gallons of gasoline consumption.

New Modular Ecotec Engines are More Adaptable, Efficient

2014-03-19

DETROIT – A new generation of Ecotec small-displacement engines streamlines General Motors’ global powertrain portfolio with a modular architecture that broadens its adaptability to global markets and reduces manufacturing complexity – while offering customers leading-edge efficiency, refinement and durability.

Gen 5 Camaro Performance Parts Released

2013-10-04

DETROIT – Chevrolet Performance has released a comprehensive collection of factory-engineered performance parts and accessories for fifth-generation Camaros, 2010 model year and newer. Many of the parts preserve the vehicle warranty when installed by a Chevrolet dealer – an advantage aftermarket installers cannot provide.

It’s Official: 2014 Silverado and Sierra Deliver Most Power

2013-09-10

DETROIT – The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and High Country and the GMC Sierra and Sierra Denali 1500, available this fall, with a 6.2L V-8 produces an SAE-certified 420 horsepower (at 5600 rpm) and 460 lb-ft of torque (at 4100 rpm), the most power of any pickup engine and torque of any light duty pickup truck engine.

Silverado V6: Best-in-Class Capability, 24 mpg Highway

2013-06-19

DETROIT – The 2014 Silverado with the all-new 4.3L EcoTec3 V-6 – the most capable standard V-6 in any full-size pickup truck – will also be a segment leader in fuel economy, helping save customers money when they buy and when they drive.

2014 Corvette Stingray Cranks Out 460 Horsepower

2013-05-28

DETROIT – The 2014 Corvette Stingray’s all-new LT1 6.2L V-8 engine is SAE-certified at 460 horsepower (343 kW) at 6,000 rpm and 465 lb-ft of torque (630 Nm) at 4,600 rpm, with the available performance exhaust system, Chevrolet announced today.

Cruze Diesel Will Build on GM’s Euro Expertise

2013-05-23

DETROIT – When it came to developing a diesel-powered 2014 Chevrolet Cruze, General Motors powertrain engineers adapted a proven powertrain already used by GM in Europe, where approximately 40 percent of all Cruze models sold feature a diesel engine.

2014 Camaro Z/28 Powered by Racing-Proven LS7 V-8

2013-03-27

DETROIT – The racing-proven LS7 7.0L V-8 powers the all-new 2014 Camaro Z/28 – the most track-focused production model in the car’s history. It’s matched with a TREMEC TR6060 six-speed manual transmission with unique gearing tailored to the LS7’s performance characteristics for optimal track performance.

All-New 2014 Corvette LT1 V-8 a Technological Powerhouse

2012-10-24

DETROIT – When the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette arrives late next year, it will be powered by a technologically advanced, racing-proven 6.2L V-8 delivering an estimated 450 horsepower and helping produce 0-60 times in less than four seconds.

2014 Impala Engine Gets a High-Tech Lift

2012-09-17

DETROIT – Drivers of the 2014 Chevrolet Impala coming early next year can get improved fuel economy over the competition due in part to a new advanced valvetrain technology on the Ecotec 2.5L four-cylinder engine.

Cylinder Switch Off Delivers Advantages to Chevy Silverado

2012-08-14

DETROIT – Full-size pickups are unique, both in the jobs their owners ask of them and how long customers expect them to last. So for the Chevrolet Silverado and other full-size trucks, General Motors improves the fuel efficiency of its mainstream 5.3-liter V-8 engine by switching off four of the cylinders when they aren’t needed.

Rick Hendrick Builds Custom Engine for 2012 COPO Camaro

2012-06-26

WIXOM, Mich. – Rick Hendrick, owner of NASCAR team Hendrick Motorsports and chairman of Hendrick Automotive Group, built the engine for his 2012 COPO Camaro at General Motors’ Performance Build Center today, as part of Chevrolet’s series of customer engine build experiences.

Chevy IndyCar Engine Offers Promise for Passenger Cars

2012-05-22

DETROIT – The unbeaten track performance of the new Chevrolet IndyCar V-6 engine is bringing acclaim to the engineers who created it and hope for its significant technology to find its way into passenger cars.

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