A slew of new European gasoline engines highlighted the recent Geneva Motor Show. Topping the list, General Motors Corp.'s European arm, Adam Opel AG, unveiled a 2.2L all-aluminum unit distinguished by twin balancing shafts integrated into the cylinder block. Their projecting housings stiffen the block for even smoother operation, in contrast to retrofitted shafts tacked onto a crankcase merely to counteract vibrations. The 2.2L's counter-rotating shafts are chain driven at half crank ...

Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)

"Printer-friendly" 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- andheavy-duty truck volumes
•Historical data and much more!

For WardsAuto.com pricing and subscription information please contact
LisaWilliamson by email: lwilliamson@wardsauto.com or phone: (248) 799-2642

Current subscribers, please login or CLICK for support information.

Already registered? here.