The 1.5-liter General Motors L3A engine was produced at the concern’s plant from 2015 to 2019 and was installed in the second generation of the Chevrolet Volt hybrid and its Chinese counterpart Buick Velite. After the end of the release, the license was sold to MG for use on its car.
Small Gasoline Engine family: LV7, LE2, L3A, LFV, LSD, LYX.
|Fuel system||direct injection|
|Power output, hp||101 – 106|
|Torque output, Nm||138 – 140|
|Cylinder block||aluminum R4|
|Block head||aluminum 16v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||74|
|Piston stroke, mm||86.6|
|Phase regulator||Dual VVT|
|Recommended engine oil||0W-20|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||4.0|
|Euro standards||EURO 6|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Chevrolet Volt 2018)
|Engine lifespan, km||~300 000|
The engine was installed on:
- Chevrolet Volt 2 (D2UX) in 2015 – 2019.
Disadvantages of the GM L3A engine
- This is a very reliable motor and there are very few complaints about it on specialized forums.
- It should be noted only high requirements for the quality of the fuel used.
- From bad gasoline, the catalyst is destroyed and its crumbs can get into the cylinders.
- Like all direct injection engines, it suffers from carbon deposits on the intake valves.
- The remaining problems are related to electrical glitches and are being treated with new firmware.