• JKD Posted: 12/19/2008 5:59pm PST

    It's probably the combination of CAFE and customer preferences that caused the switch. A min. of $25K is a high price to pay for the Chinese "powerplant" delivering 185 horses. I wonder where the new engines are going to be made... I hope our $$$ are not spent on retooling the factory in China.

  • Reece Posted: 12/19/2008 12:13am PST

    Just hope it isn't all too late for GM and that people make the switch and buy cars with these engines, if they don't and GM lives then the beancounters might return to hold sway.
    Getting direct injection into the High Feature V6 is now a must. They can do it for the Alfa's that use the engine so no reason GM can't.
    And yes need to do now and not wait for the downturn to end as it takes time to ramp things up and they need to be ready once the economy rebounds.
    While i hate CAFE, and prefer using petrol prices to drive efficiency gains, not sure GM would have made this move without the recent CAFE changes.