LOG IN

Share

2014 Buick Verano to be turbo-only - report

 2014 Buick Verano to be turbo-only - report
2013 Buick Verano Turbo 12.06.2012

Entry-level model to get a 1.6-liter turbo

According to GM's 2014 VIN cards, the 2014 Verano could drop the entry-level 2.4-liter Ecotec engine in favor of a new 1.6-liter turbo.

This new power unit is listed as a 4-cylinder, 1.6-liter turbocharged engine featuring direct fuel injection and variable valve timing. In Europe, GM is using the 1.6-liter Ecotec turbo with an output of 192 hp (143 kW) and 170 lb-ft (230 Nm) of torque. This could be a good move from GM as the current 2.4-liter in the entry-level 2013 Verano offers 180 hp (134 kW) and 171 lb-ft (231 Nm) of torque. Thanks to the turbo, most of the torque will be available at about 1,900 rpm.

At this time, no other major changes are expected for the 2014 model year. It will certainly be offered with the recently introduced Ecotec 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder turbocharged engine available in the 2013 Regal GS as well. In the 2013 Verano it generates 250 hp (186 kW) and 260 lb-ft (353 Nm) of torque, enough for a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in 6.2 seconds.

Published Dec 27, 2012 10:00 am By Adrian Padeanu
Posted in:

Add comment

Comments (2)

 autoficianado autoficianado
When is an Opel not an Opel? answer: When Opel is owned by GM. Its a GM car in the US, Europe & globally
0
0
December 27, 2012 1:48 pm
 GTurbo GTurbo
When is an American car not an American car but badged to look like an American car? Like Jim Carrey's Mask said, "It's time for an overhaul!"
0
1
December 27, 2012 10:08 am