GM’s new 3.6L LGX V6 engine and Voltec powertrain have been named to WardsAuto’s 10Best engines list. The recognition comes after the publication reviewed 31 engines from 11 automakers as it evaluated factors such as power, fuel efficiency, new technology and refinement, and then compared it with data for similar engines and propulsion systems.
“This recognition is a win for our customers with improved efficiency and performance and a credit to our engineering teams and supplier partners,” said Dan Nicholson, vice president, Global Powertrain. “It isn’t enough to just be good. Many of our competitors are good. At GM, we are committed to consistently delivering great propulsion systems.”
Rated at 335 horsepower and 284 pound-feet of torque in the 2016 Camaro, the 3.6L V6 LGX succeeds the 3.6L LFX V6 and represents the second generation of GM’s high-feature V6 engines. The motor’s notable features include direct injection, Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation), and auto stop/start, allowing it to attain 23 city mpg and 28 highway mpg when mated with the 8-speed automatic transmission. This 3.6L LGX is found in the following vehicles:
Over the next several years, the LGX will gradually replace the LFX in GM’s portfolio of vehicles.