View Full Version : Volt SS? Chevrolet considering turbocharged 1.4-liter for Volt


ReFtheMC
07-22-2008, 03:54 PM
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The Chevrolet Volt mystery may have unfolded just a bit more as GM-Volt.com (http://gm-volt.com/2008/07/20/gm-ceo-confirms-4-cylinder-14-l-engine-being-considered-for-the-volts-range-extender/) is reporting that GM CEO Rick Wagoner has confirmed that the General is considering a 1.4L four cylinder engine for the production Volt. So far, nothing official has been announced, but the decision to use the 1.4L engine would make plenty of financial sense. After all, it's the same engine (http://www.autoblog.com/2008/07/14/cobalt-replacing-chevy-cruze-to-get-turbod-1-4-liter-and-40-mpg/) that is expected to power the first-generation Chevy Cruze, which may actually follow the Volt to market. Both the Volt and the Cruze will sit atop the next Delta platform, another bit of cost savings. We'd imagine that Chevy could drop the turbocharger and run the engine on the Atkinson cycle while still making plenty of power for this application.

GM has promised fuel mileage of around 50 mpg when operating in range-extended mode as the engine provides the power for the electric motor's operation. Equivalent miles per gallon will be highly dependent on the final output of the lithium battery pack, and the engine still won't be required for the first 40 miles of operation. What's more, the internal combustion engine will have little to do with actual performance numbers like acceleration or top speed. Therefore, we don't really care what engine GM chooses for the Volt so long as its original mileage targets aren't sacrificed along the way.

[Source: MLive.com (http://www.mlive.com/flintjournal/index.ssf/2008/07/gms_wagoner_has_hopeful_words.html) via GM-Volt.com (http://gm-volt.com/2008/07/20/gm-ceo-confirms-4-cylinder-14-l-engine-being-considered-for-the-volts-range-extender/)]

http://www.autoblog.com/2008/07/22/volt-ss-chevrolet-considering-turbocharged-1-4-liter-for-volt/

Almostryan3
07-22-2008, 04:19 PM
Oh lovely another POS SS. Every time I see another car with an SS badge I'm happier I bought a Z28 :headbang:

BigDaddyBry
07-22-2008, 06:24 PM
I want my Aveo SS!

LSJSS
07-23-2008, 04:14 PM
I have A SS Cobalt Now to me it earned it. Best Car in its class. But they giving out SS now like its candy. Its not Right for General Motors Just but SS on every Model, now it seems there getting greedy and think they will get a sales boost for the SS

Assassin66
07-23-2008, 04:18 PM
Oh lovely another POS SS. Every time I see another car with an SS badge I'm happier I bought a Z28 :headbang:

X2...Z28 is the shit :nod:

hlaalu
07-23-2008, 04:21 PM
^ yea fuck this im glad i paid extra for a badge also used by a 1.4L piece of scrap. I think super sport is no more...

ss.slp.ls1
07-23-2008, 04:38 PM
You got 1.4 liters...well I've got 2 liters in my trunk:
http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/8044/bottlepepsi300x200ms6.gif (http://imageshack.us)
http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/8044/bottlepepsi300x200ms6.bd91f7eddf.jpg (http://g.imageshack.us/g.php?h=299&i=bottlepepsi300x200ms6.gif)

hlaalu
07-23-2008, 04:51 PM
You got 1.4 liters...well I've got 2 liters in my trunk:
http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/8044/bottlepepsi300x200ms6.gif (http://imageshack.us)
http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/8044/bottlepepsi300x200ms6.bd91f7eddf.jpg (http://g.imageshack.us/g.php?h=299&i=bottlepepsi300x200ms6.gif)

^ :lol: