2014 Buick Verano Will Have 1.6-Liter Turbo

Back in August, Buick launched this thing, the 2013 Verano Turbo sedan, which came with a 250 horsepower 2.0-liter EcoTec turbocharged four-cylinder and front wheel drive. It’s good for 0 to 60 mph in 6.2 seconds, but the only problem we have with it is that it costs $29,990 even before you try to spec it up.
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Now, it seems that GM’s sub-brand is going to borrow even more tech from the Germans at Opel and will put a 1.6-liter turbo. An official VIN service sheet released by GM themselves for 2014 models suggests the Verano will be powered by two engines. One is the aforementioned 2.0L known internally as the LHU, and the other is called LVP, a 1.6-liter turbo engine, which also has direct injection, DOHC and variable valve timing.

We believe that that this might prove to be not one but two engines options with the same displacement. Currently, Opel offers a 180 PS 1.6-liter turbo, but on next year’s Cascada convertible which is closely related to the Buick, they’ve used a new aluminum block 1.6-liter which makes 170 PS (168 hp), while a more powerful 200 PS version will follow. The same is likely going to be offered on the 2014 Buick Verano, though we can’t be sure yet.
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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