A marvel of engineering fifty years and counting
Chevrolet may not have invented the engine, but we did invent THE engine. You know the one. The reason wind blown became a hairstyle. Even the dust left in its wake packs a punch. We call it the Small Block and the 100-millionth one is about to roll off the lot.
“The introduction of the Small Block changed everything,” says Jim Campbell, vice president, GM Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “It started a wave of innovation and escalating performance that influenced the entire automotive industry. In the process, the Small Block fundamentally changed the Chevrolet brand by powering our most iconic cars—on the street and the track.”
Before its 1955 introduction, Chevrolet offered only 6-cylinder engines. They needed to design an engine that could compete with industry heavyweight Ford’s flat head V8. The goal was to match the power of the V8 but to keep the engine lightweight and affordable.
Their answer, the Small Block, delivered 195 horsepower with an optional 4- barrel carburetor. An engine that outperformed almost everything it went up against.
“The Small Block transformed Chevrolet Racing, and soon fuel-injected Chevys were banned after dominating on the NASCAR® circuit, Corvettes were winning at Le Mans, Camaros were winning Trans Am championships,” says Campbell.
So what is next for the engine that brought innovation and performance to production vehicles and race cars alike? “We are already developing the fifth-generation Chevy Small Block,” says Sam Winegarden, executive director for global engine engineering. “No doubt, it will hold true to the power, light weight and affordability that made the original engine an instant success, while continuing the technological innovation that has made the Chevy Small Block an icon of performance.”
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Inferno orange is one of the exterior paint choices of the Chevy Sonic. The hue has become the second-most desired choice for customers. Because of the new hue Sonic sales are off to an excellent start.
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50 million all-electric miles and more than 2.7 million gallons of fuel saves…and counting. Volt owners always tell us that the numbers speak for themselves and now, in cooperation with OnStar, you can see just how many miles, electric miles and gallons of fuel our owners have saved by visiting http://www.chevrolet.com/volt-electric-car/. Once there, scroll down and you will see three running tabs for those categories. Check it out.
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Extra-hard, low-friction carbon coating prolongs life of piston rings, aids fuel efficiency
The diamond-hard technology that enables razor blades to shave closer and last longer also allows the piston rings of the Ecotec 1.4L turbo engine, available on the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic and Cruze, to operate with less friction for better fuel efficiency and durability.
This use of diamond-like carbon coating, or DLC, on a General Motors powertrain component marks a first for Chevrolet. Although the advanced synthetic surface treatment is relatively new to automobiles, it can be found on a variety of high-end products, such as computer hard drives, orthopedic implants and semi-conductors. GM also is testing its use on machining tools.
In general, piston rings seal an engine’s combustion chamber, support heat transfer from the pistons to the cylinder wall and regulate engine oil consumption. In the Ecotec 1.4L turbo engine, the slick, synthetically hardened steel rings do these things with minimal wear and tear.
Chevy Confidence is back. Chevrolet has had the greatest year in its history and they want to tell everyone that the Confidence is back. With Chevy's Love It or Return It Guarantee and Total Confidence Pricing, the price on the tag is the price you pay. We're going the extra mile to ensure you're satisfied long after you drive your Chevy home. Learn more by calling us at 1-888-267-5511.
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Launched in 2010, Street League Skateboarding is the preeminent competitive series in professional skateboarding worldwide. The league features 24 of the world’s best pros competing for the largest prize purse in history on one-of-a-kind concrete skate plazas inside the world-class arenas. Street League is the brainchild of 20-year industry veteran, Rob Dyrdek.
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