2014 Buick Verano to drop entry-level Ecotec engine image

The North American based automaker Buick is planning to drop the entry-level 2.4 liter Ecotec engine on the 2014 Verano model.

The 2.4 liter Ecotec engine for the 2014 Buick Verano model will be dropped in favor for a new 1.6 liter turbocharged engine with variable valve timing, with direct fuel injection and with other technologies which should increase its power and improve the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. General Motors is already using the 1.6 liter Ecotec turbo engine in Europe, where the unit is producing a total output of 192 HP (143 kW) and it has a peak torque of 230 Nm (170 lb-ft).

Most of the torque will be available at just under 2,000 rpm in the new engine and compared to the 180 HP (134 kW) and 231 Nm of torque (171 lb-ft) produced by the current 2.4 liter Ecotec, the new 1.6 liter turbocharged will be highly appreciated. No other major changes besides this one will be applied to the 2014 Buick Verano. Additional details on the updated model are limited for the moment and will be announced sometimes next year, close to the model’s launch.

Source: GM Inside News