Engine GM LV7

The 1.4-liter General Motors LV7 engine was produced at a plant in Korea from 2015 to 2022 and was installed only in the fourth generation of the popular Chevrolet Spark compact model. This atmospheric unit is highly reliable and has a fairly decent resource.

Small Gasoline Engine family: LV7, LE2, L3A, LFV, LSD, LYX.


Production years 2015-2022
Displacement, cc 1399
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 98
Torque output, Nm 128
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 74
Piston stroke, mm 81.3
Compression ratio 10.6
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator Dual VVT
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.5
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Chevrolet Spark 2018)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000
Weight, kg 98

The engine was installed on:

  • Chevrolet Spark 4 (M400) in 2015 – 2022.

Disadvantages of the GM LV7 engine

  • This is a simple and reliable atmospheric engine and it has no weak points.
  • On specialized forums, they mostly praise him and complain only about rare glitches in electrical.
  • There is a distributed fuel injection and this unit does not suffer from soot on the valves.
  • The timing chain is thin, but even with aggressive driving it stretches after 150,000 km.
  • Closer to 200,000 km, oil consumption occurs due to oil scraper rings.

1 thought on “Engine GM LV7”

  1. Asking Chevy

    can this be added with Turbo charger in any way? this might be a good candidate for small powerful engine

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