Engine Chevrolet Z20D1

The 2.0-liter Chevrolet Z20D1 or LNP diesel engine was produced from 2010 to 2015 and was installed on many popular concern models, such as the Cruze, Orlando and Malibu. There was a modification of this power unit derated to 131 hp and 315 Nm.

The Z series also includes engines: Z20S, Z20S1 and Z22D1.

The engine was installed on:

  • Chevrolet Cruze 1 (J300) in 2011 – 2014;
  • Chevrolet Malibu 1 in 2011 – 2015;
  • Chevrolet Orlando J309 in 2011 – 2014.


Production years 2010-2015
Displacement, cc 1998
Fuel system Common Rail
Power output, hp 163
Torque output, Nm 350 – 360
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 86
Piston stroke, mm 86
Compression ratio 16.5
Features intercooler
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging VGT
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 5.4
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Chevrolet Orlando 2012)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~320 000

Disadvantages of the Z20D1 engine

  • The unit is sensitive to the quality of diesel fuel and after 100,000 km it often starts to mope;
  • The main problems, as always, with fuel equipment, as well as a particulate filter;
  • On a run of 150,000 km, there were cases of turbine failure and timing chain stretching.

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