VIENNA – General Motors Powertrain-Hungary Ltd. launches serial production of a new 1.6L turbocharged engine at its plant in Szentgotthard, Hungary. GM says the newly developed 180-hp 1.6L turbocharged Ecotec 4-cyl. currently is the most powerful production turbo unit in its displacement class. The engine’s maximum 170 lb.-ft. (230 Nm) of torque is available in a wide band from 2,200 to 5,500 rpm. The 1.6L weighs 289 lbs. (131 kg) and produces 113 hp-per-liter. New engine debuts in ...

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