The all-new ECOTEC 1.0L I-3 engine is part of GM’s new, global family of ECOTEC small-displacement engines. The ECOTEC engine features an aluminum cylinder block and head, that helps reduce the vehicle’s overall mass to enhance performance and efficiency.

Technologies within the engine, such as central direct fuel injection and continuously Variable Valve Timing, create a balance of strong performance and low fuel consumption.

1.0L L5Q Features & Specifications

1.0L I-3 L5Q Tech Specs
Type 1.0L I-3
Displacement 999cc
Engine Orientation Transverse
Compression Ratio 10.5:1
Valve Configuration Dual overhead camshafts
Valves per Cylinder 4
Assembly Sites Changwon Korea
Valve Lifters Hydraulic roller finger follower
Firing Order 1 – 2 – 3
Bore x Stroke 74 x 77.7 mm
Fuel System PFI
Fuel Type Regular unleaded gasoline
Horsepower 75 hp (55 kW) @ 6500 rpm*
Torque 70 lb-ft (95 Nm) @ 4500 rpm*
Maximum Engine Speed 6500 rpm
Emissions Controls Evaporative system, catalytic converters, positive crankcase ventilation
Block Material Cast aluminum
Cylinder Head Material Cast aluminum
Intake Manifold Material Composite
Exhaust Manifold Material Integrated into the cylinder head
Main Bearing Caps Material Iron inserts cast into bedplate
Crankshaft Material Solid cast iron
Camshaft Material Assembled steel
Connecting Rod Material Forged powdered metal