GM Family II Engine - Ecotec

The Ecotec name was adopted in 2000 for the new generation of Family II engines. The name was already used for the Opel GM Family II engine, Family 1 and Family 0 ranges. GM intends this new Ecotec to become its global 4-cylinder, and it has already fully replaced their OHV I4 line.

The Ecotec Family II is a DOHC 4-valve design with an aluminum block and head (L850 for 86 mm bore applications, and L880 for 88 mm bore), designed for displacements from 1.8 to 2.4 L. It was developed by an international team of engineers and technicians from Opel's International Technical Development Center in Rüsselsheim, Germany, GM Powertrain in Pontiac, Michigan, and Saab in Trollhättan, Sweden. Much of the development work on this project was carried out by Lotus Engineering, Hethel, United Kingdom. The engine uses aluminum pistons and cast iron cylinder liners. Vibration is reduced with twin balance shafts.

The current Ecotec line is manufactured in Tonawanda, New York and Kaiserslautern, Germany. Until the discontinuation of Saturn, it was also produced at a plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee. After Saturn it is still produced at Spring Hill. Over 30,000 were assembled in January, 2012.

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Ecotec

Ecotec (capitalized ECOTEC, from 'Emissions Control Optimisation TEChnology') is a General Motors (GM) trademark that refers to a series of emissions technologies that were implemented throughout a range of GM engines. ECOTEC can refer to the following diesel and petrol engines produced by General Motors:

  • Ecotec Family 0 - straight-4 DOHC engines produced by Adam Opel AG and GM Powertrain US.
  • Ecotec Family 1 - straight-4 DOHC engines produced by Adam Opel AG, GM Korea, and GM do Brasil.
  • Ecotec Family II - Straight-4 all-aluminium DOHC engines produced by Adam Opel AG, GM Powertrain US, GM do Brasil, and Holden Engine Company.
  • Ecotec V6 - a version of the Series II 3800 V6 engine, produced by the Holden Engine Company between 1995 and 2004.
  • CDTI Ecotec - common rail diesel engines for Opel/Vauxhall cars (Common Rail Diesel Turbo Injection):
    • originally designed and produced by Fiat (MultiJet) and currently produced by Adam Opel AG;
    • produced by Isuzu (Circle L).
  • VCDi Ecotec - common rail diesel engines for Chevrolet and Holden cars, produced by GM Korea (a licensed VM Motori RA 420 SOHC and Family Z).
  • DTI Ecotec - diesel engines for use in Opel/Vauxhall cars, produced by Isuzu (Circle L) (Diesel Turbo Injection)
  • SIDI Ecotec - petrol Medium Gasoline Engine produced by Adam Opel AG (Spark Ignition Direct Injection)
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