it is vm motori.Slightly off topic: I know that the 2.0TD is manufactured in house, but who's engine is it based on?
The GM site I read from said that it was "based on a proven design".
Does that mean VM Motori? Isuzu?
I have no issue with either. I was hoping for a manual transmission VM Motori CRD TJ/Wrangler. 160hp/ 295 lb-ft torque in a Jeep that gets well over 20 mpg! Daimler Chrysler failed me.
Isuzu had heavy design input on the Duramax. I've seen numerous HD Silverados with way over 300,000 miles. Plus look at 9/10ths of the Box trucks/Bobtails out there. Isuzu NPR. Isuzu may have been a sketchy carmaker but they can make some diesels.
I'm just curious. If it is a VM Motori design then we may have more in common with the Dart than we thought. VM Motori is a division of Fiat.
Wonder how long before we'll see its successor on our shores:Regardless of the design, it's a great little engine!
Yep!Regardless of the design, it's a great little engine!
Yes, there is at least one of those Lincolns on Ebay right now. I have also seen Ford Escort/Tempo diesels, Chevette diesels, Nissan Maxima, Toyota Corolla (IIRC). Several others. I used to own a V6 Olds Cutlass diesel.Yep!
The fact that it is competitive at all with the VW TDi is proof enough of that.
VW is about the only manufacturer that stuck with the passenger car diesel. Everyone had a diesel at one time. Mazda had a Perkins. Everyone else had a Mitsubishi or Isuzu. Even Lincoln had a diesel (by BMW) for a couple of years.