Engine Chevrolet B12D2

The 1.25-liter Chevrolet B12D2 or LL0 engine has been produced at the concern’s factory since 2012 and is installed on the third generation of the popular Spark model and the similar Ravon R2. The unit differs from its predecessor by the presence of hydraulic compensators and DCVCP phase regulators.

The B series includes engines: B10S1, B10D1, B12S1, B12D1, B12D2, B15D2.


Production years since 2012
Displacement, cc 1249
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 85
Torque output, Nm 112
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 70.5
Piston stroke, mm 80
Compression ratio 10.5
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator DCVCP
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.75
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Chevrolet Spark 2020)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000
Weight, kg 112

The engine was installed on:

  • Chevrolet Spark 3 (M300) since 2012;
  • Ravon R2 1 (M300) since 2016.

Disadvantages of the B12D1 engine

  • This is a simple and reliable power unit without any pronounced weaknesses.
  • On specialized forums, only noises under the hood and the appearance of the Check Engine in winter are discussed.
  • Saving on lubrication greatly reduces the resource of hydraulic lifters, sometimes up to 50,000 km.
  • It is also important to monitor the condition of the timing chain, since when it jumps, the valves bend.
  • The remaining problems are related to overheating or attachment failures.

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