Powertrain: 3.6L V6 VVT Direct Injection Engine

LLT GM 3.6L V6 VVT Direct Injection (DI) Engine Specifications
Engine type Dual Overhead Camshaft
Piston displacement, cu. in.(liter) 219.7 (3.60)
Bore and stroke, in.(cm.) 3.7 x 3.37 (9.40 x 8.56)
Compression ratio 11.3:1
Exhaust - single All
Horsepower 288@6300 rpm
Kilowatts(kW) 214.85@6300 rpm
Torque (lb.-ft.) 270@3400 rpm
Newton - Meters (N-m) 364.50@3400 rpm
Availability 2010 Saturn Outlook

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Flashback Friday: How Saturn Built a Brand

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Saturn launched its lineup of compact sedans and coupes in the fall of 1990 as an relatively unknown and untested manufacturer of "a different kind of car." The Saturn team did the impossible by implementing a set of strategies that included building quality vehicles and crafting an intriguing message that attracted car buyers who had written off domestic cars long ago. That was no small feat. In his book, "Building Strong Brands," author David Aaker set out to "not only to describe what was done but also to suggest the logic behind the strategies: why they were pursued, and how they were intended to contribute to the brand." He concluded that "although certainly some elements of the Saturn strategy may have been critical, it was the synergy of the total program rather than the power of any single element - that led to its success."