General Motors Corp. has plans to do away with its 3.1L and 3.4L cast-iron block V-6 engines as early as '03 and not later than '05, and replace the powerplants with an all-new, all-aluminum overhead-cam V-6 currently known under the code name Electron, sources tell Ward's. Electron, which will offer displacement sizes of 2.8L to 3.6L, also may replace the 3.5L V-6 — presently used exclusively by Oldsmobile — and the time-honored 3.8L V-6, sources say. A GM spokesman denies the relatively ...

Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)

"New GM V-6 to Replace 3.1L, 3.4L" is part of the paid WardsAuto Premium content. You must log in with Premium credentials in order to access this article. Premium paid subscribers also gain access to:

  All of WardsAuto's reliable, in-depth industry reporting and analysis
  Hundreds of downloadable data tables including:
  •   Global sales and production data by country
  •   U.S. model-line inventory data
  •   Engine and equipment installation rates
  •   WardsAuto's North America Plant by Platform forecast
  •   Product Cycle chart
  •   Interrelationships among major OEMs
  •   Medium- and heavy-duty truck volumes
   •  Historical data and much more!

For pricing and subscription information please contact
Lisa Williamson by email: or phone: (248) 799-2642

Current subscribers, please login or CLICK for support information.

Already registered? here.