How good is GM’s 2.0 Liter turbo?

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With rising gas prices, GM will be using this engine more and more.
They have been testing it in the Pontiac G8. As well as the new Camaro.

So I will be driving this engine for the next week. I’ll report on how smooth it is.
Refined or not.

And it it’s ready for big sedan duty or not.
Would it be a good alternative to a large 3.5 Liter V6?

More later…

Conversation 14 comments

  1. I would love to see this engine in the Malibu LTZ. Great performance and economy. Lighter weight and better weight distribution than the V6 also. Has anyone heard when the D.I. V6 will make it into the Malibu?

  2. Even though gas prices are falling, they will always rise again. Consider the fuel hike experience we have just been through as a taste of things to come.
    The days of cheap fuel is over.

  3. I look forward to your review on this motor. Were it Car & Driver, they would sing it's praises until they put it in a comparo and trash it like they do with GM products.

  4. I am driving it in a Slostice.
    So far so good for the engine. It even sounds great and I haven’t noticed any turbo lag.
    More later…

  5. The 2009 Audi A4 2.0 turbo has 211hp & 258 ft.lbs. and gets 31mpg on the hwy. What are the ratings of this one?????

  6. The ratings on the 2.0 Liter turbo GXP are:
    19 MPG City and 28 MPG Hwy

    The regular non turbo 2.4 Liter gets:
    19 MPG City and 25 MPG Hwy.

    So far I’ve only been able to do city driving and I’m getting about 22MPG. Not bad for 260hp.

  7. I hope GM does’nt UNDERutilize this engine. It seems to have great potential. It too reminds me of Audi’s 2.0 TSFI, another awesome engine. I hope it makes it’s way into more models of cars. I’ve heard a rumor on the internet that it’s capable of over 300hp. I would’nt be suprised.

  8. So far I’ve only been able to do city driving and I’m getting about 22MPG. Not bad for 260hp.

    But not good for a car so small.

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