We have had a few inquiries requesting more information related to the 2012 Turbo engine. So we dug up some general specs and video just for you guys.
The 4-cylinder, 16-valve 1.4L turbo acts like two engines in one. While cruising, it gets the fuel efficiency of a small displacement engine. When you need power to pass, the turbo kicks in and it acts like a much larger displacement engine. This engine is among the most fuel-efficient 4-cylinder gas engines in the world. It is available on LT and LTZ.
Heres some math.
• 138 hp @ 4900 rpm.
• 148 lb.-ft. torque @ 2500 rpm (manual).
• 148 lb.-ft. torque @ 1850 rpm (auto).
• Peak torque arrives at low rpm, providing great off-the-line acceleration.
• Recommended fuel: regular unleaded.
• Both intake and exhaust valves feature Variable Valve Timing (VVT), which enhances efficiency throughout the engine’s powerband.
• Turbocharger is integrated into the exhaust manifold to shorten exhaust flow, virtually eliminating turbo lag.
• Water-cooled oil cooler keeps oil temperatures at optimum temperatures.
• Timing chain requires no scheduled maintenance (unlike timing belts).
• 100,000-mile tune-up interval.
• EPA-estimated fuel economy, city/hwy (mpg): – 29/40 with manual transmission