Since the unveiling of the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu late last month, there has been some heated discussion about the lack of a six-cylinder powerplant in the all-new sedan.
The only engine Chevy has announced so far for the Malibu is the new 2.5 liter ECOTEC four-cylinder that’s expected to make 190 horsepower. And while we expect to see more engine choices as we get closer to the Malibu’s launch in the beginning of 2012, we aren’t holding our breath for a six cylinder to be part of the lineup.
Besides the 2.5, we expect Chevy’s new global midsizer to offer an updated version of GM’s turbo-charged 2.0 liter ECOTEC — the same powerplant that’s currently in the Buick Regal Turbo — making somewhere in the vicinity of 250 horses (compared to the engine’s present-day output of 220 horsepower).
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