2013 Chevy Malibu to Get 250-HP Turbocharged Four-Cyl?

GM is going to be releasing an all-new 2013 Chevy Malibu in the first quarter of 2012. GM has already released the details for the new 2.5L Ecotec four-cylinder, which replaces the current 2.4L Ecotec. The new 2.5L puts out 190 horsepower and 180 lb-ft. of torque, which is a modest improvement over the old four-cylinder. That’s great news, but if GM really wants to go head to head with the Camry, Accord, Sonata, Altima and Fusion models it really needs something more powerful. 2013_Chevy_Malibu_Ecotec_new3.jpg

Inside Line is reporting that a turbocharged version of the new 2.5L four-cylinder is a strong possibility. A turbocharged four-cylinder Malibu would follow the same strategy that Hyundai has used for the Sonata, since Hyundai no longer offers a V6 in its midsize sedan. Inside Line believes that a 250 horsepower turbocharged version of the new 2.5L is a strong possibility. The displacement of the 2.5L could be tweaked a bit, but it’s pretty much expected that GM will release a turbocharged Malibu in the near future…


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