• May 19, 2006

General Motors announced that it will be introducing 19 -- yes, 19 -- new engines and powertrains for the 2007 model year. The powerplants span the gamut of technologies available today and include hybrids, traditional gasoline-powered engines, ethanol powerplants and everything in between. The claim to fame for every last one is better fuel economy, reduced emissions and more choice, the automaker says.

The offerings include a small-block V8 for trucks, six-speed automatic transmissions and powertrains employing GM's Active Fuel Management technology.

[Source: Auto Spectator]

 

 



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      • 8 Years Ago
      #17 agree with you, however, you forgot the early
      700r4 transmissions with 186 known engineering problems, they did fix those up though and they became pretty good.
      • 8 Years Ago
      19 Engines! Why?

      And people wonder why GM is going out of bsuiness!
      • 8 Years Ago
      The six-speed automatic is worth all the others put together--GM's reliance on the old four-speed has been holding it back for at least five years.
      • 8 Years Ago
      CANADIAN MADE your head is up your butt

      For one the engines having the most problem with piston slap/knock were made up in coward land canada.
      So bad were they the LS1 engine had to be stopped being made up in iraqi lover land and brought down to mexico to be made.

      All those so called suits, almost all failed, so did the class action suit.

      You up there tried to dictate to GM as to making the Camaro and the end result is GM killed the car off rather then maintain the poor quality of work up there

      You need to stick to stealing oil and reselling it and leave Americans to design and built engines
      • 8 Years Ago
      paul, are you aware that the new civic si, the pinical of jap engineering, was designed and engineered in Ohio? american engineers are the best in the world and companies from all over the world outsource their engineering work to firms in the US.
      Paul
      • 8 Years Ago
      i hope for gm sake that they were designed by a Japanese engineering team. otherwise its more of the same i am afraid. when will these guts learn that the american designers just cant cut it.
      • 8 Years Ago
      JATCO claims to have had the first 5 speed automatic in 1989.
      http://www.jatco.co.jp/ENGLISH/PRODUCTS/at_history.html

      Wow more pushrods.
      Paul
      • 8 Years Ago
      naggs

      what are you smoking. nobody is going to believe that the civic si was designed by an american. maybe some americans worked on it supervised by Japanese engineers, but an american design it ain't. Honda would like you to believe that to make americans feel good about buying Hondas. How guliable can you be.
      Paul
      • 8 Years Ago
      #14

      i have always said that burgers and fries are the best products produced in america today. i hear the the uaw is trying to unionize burger kings. this will give those soon to be unemployed workers a place to go after gm and ford liquidates.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I wonder if these 19 new engines are really NEW or if they are just existing engines "extensively modified" to run on E85?
      according to this article, GM got SAE certification for 7 (?) engines in 2005, and another 22 in 2006. If you add 19 new engines to the 26 already certified, that means GM will have 45 engines spread throughout their various lineups next year? I'm surprized to learn that GM even has 26 engines, unless they are including engines in ALL overseas built cars and trucks in these numbers.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Well aint that but a bitch Canadian lol. Everything is 1995 and newer and I drive a 94 Regal. Maybe its still affected? Hmm, I can only hope lol...
      • 8 Years Ago
      To some extent, it's the GM press engine at work, but good press is what they desperately need.

      I look forward to the 3.6L V6 DI engine that may hit 300hp.

      http://wheeltalk.fancal.net/?p=225

      Put that into a Solstice and that would be cool.

      Nothing really cutting edge per se though, but good, reliable, and capable engines are "commodities" that any auto manufacturer gotta have.

      Now give us a 7-speed auto and dual clutch gearbox just to create more press worthy material.
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