Back in July, GM Authority reported that Chevrolet was planning on launching a diesel-powered Malibu in Europe this summer. At that time, we didn’t know the specifics of the model — such as the powerplant it would use. Luckily, Chevy just announced the details of the Malibu Diesel.
Under the hood, customers will find GM’s high-pressure common rail fuel injected 2.0 liter turbo diesel (RPO code LBS) that’s capable of 160 hp at 4000 RPM and 258 lb.-ft. (350 Nm) of torque at a low 1,750 RPM. The four-banger mill features a variable-geometry turbocharger with an intercooler.
Both, the 2.0 liter diesel and 2.4 liter gas engine in the Malibu will are being offered with an automatic transmission as an option. Meanwhile, North American Chevy customers are eagerly awaiting a diesel-powered Cruze.