GM Powertrain Torino

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GM Powertrain Torino
  • Engineering
Founded2005; 14 years ago (2005)
OwnerGeneral Motors Company[1]
Number of employees
ParentAdam Opel AG

GM Powertrain Torino[2] is a powertrain engineering center headquartered in Turin, Italy and was founded in 2005. In September 2008 the center moved into its new Politecnico di Torino facility, making General Motors the first automotive company to become a physical part of a university campus. The Engineering Center currently engineers and develops diesel engines, controls and propulsion systems, and employs over 650 people.[3]

GM Powertrain Europe is center for innovation and development for diesel engines and related electronic control of GM globally and designs propulsion systems for Opel, Chevrolet, GMC and Buick. From design to the study of virtual components or tests on the engine benches – everything takes place in the laboratories and test cells of GM Powertrain Europe in Turin.

GM Powertrain Europe Turin represents a strategic asset for GM globally. In Europe, the engineering center provides Opel vehicles with premium diesel technology, like the all-new 1.6 CDTI engine, the quietest diesel in its class that has earned the nickname ‘Whisper Diesel’. Diesel engines of the future which are designed in Turin all share common characteristics: high-tech solutions offering moderate fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

During the alliance between Fiat and GM, it was part of Fiat-GM Powertrain.[4]

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  1. ^ Opel wins funding by selling European facilities to GM: report Reuters. 20 December 2012. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Opel Media - Europe - News". Opel. 17 July 2011. Retrieved 16 August 2011.
  3. ^ Opel. 18 February 2015 Retrieved 19 February 2015. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ IntroductionEurope Archived March 25, 2012, at the Wayback Machine GM Powertrain Engineering Center.

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