• Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept

    We already know that the upcoming ATS will feature a four-cylinder engine but this will be just the start of Cadillac’s new four-cylinder onslaught as the downsized engines are also destined to appear in the XTS range and possibly even the next-generation CTS. This will be in stark contrast to Cadillac’s current lineup, which is dominated by V-6 and V-8 powerplants. The new four-cylinder engines won’t be like the wheezy lumps of metal of yesteryear. Instead, they will be based on GM’s latest Ecotec four-cylinder engine design and output in the range of 220 to 260...

  • 2012 Buick Verano
    Buick Verano To Receive 250 Horsepower Turbo Four?

    The new 2012 Buick Verano was first revealed with GM’s familiar Ecotec 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, matched to a six-speed automatic transmission and delivering a reasonable--albeit a little underwhelming--177 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque. Since that initial reveal of the car...

  • 2012 Buick Verano
    2011 Detroit Auto Show Preview: 2012 Buick Verano

    Like the size and look of the new Chevrolet Cruze but think its packaging and trim are just a little too mainstream? Well, the new 2012 Buick Verano may be just what you’re looking for as it’s essentially a more upmarket version of the Chevy compact sedan. Making its debut at the 2011...

  • GM 1.4-liter turbo Ecotec - Chevy Cruze and Volt
    2011 Chevrolet Cruze: 1.4T Isn't Quite An EcoBoost Rival

    Is GM pitching the new 1.4T with a performance angle, as Ford will no doubt do for that EcoBoost option? It appears not.

  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse 4-door Sedan CX 3.0L Angular Front Exterior View
    2011 Buick LaCrosse Preview

    At next week’s 2010 New York Auto Show Buick will roll out its latest versions of the LaCrosse sedan, this time with just a single four- and six-cylinder engine on the table. Coming in for the 2011 model year, the LaCrosse is being offered with an Ecotec 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine as...

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