GM Details 2013 Malibu’s New 2.5L Ecotec Engine
General Motors today detailed the all-new 2.5-liter four-cylinder Ecotec engine that will take up the mantle from the 2.4-liter in the old model. the unit is expected to generate 190 horsepower and a peak torque of 180 lb-ft (250Nm) when the car arrives in the spring of next year. This represents a relatively substantial increase in power, but economy was also a focus.
The 2013 Malibu will get an estimated highway fuel economy in excess of 30mpg (about 7.8 liters per 100km).
“The noise intensity is 40 percent less than our 2.4L direct-injected engine, which was named one of Ward’s 10 Best Engines. Engineers also tuned the 2.5L to deliver more of its torque at lower rpm, giving the Malibu a stronger feel at launch and during on-demand maneuvers, such as passing or accelerating on a freeway entrance ramp,” added said Mike Anderson, global chief engineer.