GM LCV Engine

The 2.5-liter General Motors LCV engine was produced at the factory in America from 2012 to 2022 and installed in popular models such as Cadillac ATS, Chevrolet Malibu, and Buick Envision. This powertrain has received many improvements to reduce noise and vibrations. The third generation of GM Ecotec also includes: - LTG, - LSY, and - LKW.

Technical specifications of the GM LCV 2.5-liter engine.

Exact capacity2457 cm³
Power systemdirect injection
Engine power195 - 205 HP
Torque250 - 260 nm
Engine blockaluminum R4
Block headaluminum 16v
Cylinder diameter88 mm
Piston stroke.100.8 mm
Compression ratio11.3
Engine featuresDOHC
Hydraulic compensator. tak
Timing drivechain
Timing phase adjusterDual VVT
Turbochargingthere is no
What oils to use4.7 liters 5W-20
Fuel type95
Environmental classEURO 6
Approximate life expectancy300 000 HP

Fuel consumption GM LCV Engine

Using the example of the 2014 Cadillac ATS with an automatic transmission:
City10.7 litry
Route7.1 litry
Mixed9.0 litry

Engine Overview and Common Failures

The engine weight of the LCV according to the catalog is 150 kg. The engine number of the LCV is located at the junction of the block with the gearbox. This engine is considered very reliable, and on forums, it is mostly praised. All complaints are related to rough idle or gurgling sounds during startup. Like all direct injection units, its intake valves tend to clog with carbon deposits. Additionally, there are occasional significant oil leaks through the oil pressure sensor. This engine is quite rare, so there may be difficulties with service and spare parts.

Engine Gm Lcv

Envision 1 (D2XX)2017 - 2020
GL8 2 (SGM258)2016 - 2017
ATS I (A1SL)2012 - 2016
Blazer 3 (C1XX)2018 - 2021
Colorado 2 (GMT31XX)2014 - 2022
Malibu 8 (V300)2012 - 2016
Acadia 2 (C1XX)2016 - 2021
Canyon 2 (GMT31XX)2014 - 2022

Engines from the same line as GM LCV Engine

See Also

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