Efficient and Powerful Engines in the Chevrolet Lineup

Chevrolet Lineup | Bud Weiser Motors | Beloit, WI

Whether you’re looking to buy a vehicle that’s incredibly efficient or packed with power, the Chevrolet lineup has you covered. Chevrolet models offer a number of efficient and powerful engines that can suit your needs.

Car engines

If you love to get behind the wheel of a powerful performance car, consider the 2019 Corvette ZR1. This supercar offers a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine that delivers a staggering 755 horsepower and 715 lb-ft of torque.

The Chevrolet car lineup also offers some seriously fuel-efficient engines, like the 1.4-liter four-cylinder on the family-friendly 2020 Chevrolet Spark. This engine gets an EPA-estimated 30 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway.*

Truck engines

Chevrolet pickups are known for their tough designs and impressive capabilities, and they provide some powerful engines to help you get the job done. The 2020 Silverado 1500 offers the 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8, which boasts best-in-class V8 horsepower and torque, producing 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.

The 2020 Silverado 1500 also offers the efficient Duramax® 3.0-liter Turbo-Diesel under its hood. This engine reaches an EPA-estimated 23 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.**

For the 2020 Silverado HD, the available Duramax® 6.6-liter Turbo-Diesel V8 achieves an astounding 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque. This engine also pairs with the Allison® 10-speed automatic transmission

Bud Weiser Motors is proud to offer a variety of Chevrolet models at our dealership in Beloit, Wisconsin. Contact us to learn more about the features and engines of the different models.

* EPA-estimated 30 MPG city/38 highway with 5-speed manual transmission or available CVT.

** Silverado 1500 2WD with available Duramax 3.0L Turbo-Diesel EPA-estimated 23 MPG city/33 highway.

2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV Named One of the Best Cars for Senior Drivers

2020 Chevrolet Bolt

The 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV is a bona fide great choice if you’re looking to drastically reduce your carbon footprint and enjoy plenty of comfort and style while doing so. According to the experts at Kiplinger, the Bolt EV is also an excellent option if you’re a more experienced driver, earning a spot on its list of The 10 Best Cars for Senior Drivers.

The cars that make Kiplinger’s list are determined by key factors, like visibility, ease of access, active safety features, headlights and ease of controls. The list recommends the Bolt EV Premier with the Driver Confidence II Package, which offers up driver-assistive safety features and more advanced headlights.

As an electric vehicle, the Bolt EV ensures you never have to stop for gas. It’s got an EPA-estimated 259-mile range, so it’s well-equipped for city driving and plenty capable for road trips up to Milwaukee or down to Chicago.* Better still, you may be able to qualify for additional savings through Wisconsin state incentives.

Beyond all that, Kiplinger praises the Bolt EV as a great option for senior drivers because of its tall seats, flat floor design and large doors. With these components and the lack of a sill, it’s easier to climb into the cabin and get comfortable.

To learn more about the latest award-winning vehicles in the Chevrolet lineup, visit the Bud Weiser Motors website, and check out our vast selection.

*EPA-estimated 259-mile EV range. Your actual range may vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, and how you use and maintain your vehicle.

Top Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Vehicle

Spring Cleaning | Beloit, WI

Now that spring is in the air, it’s a great time to spiff up your ride. Follow these spring cleaning tips to get rid of winter grime and help your vehicle stay in good condition.

Declutter your car

Remove all the cargo from your car, separating the trash from the items you want to keep. Once all your storage compartments are empty, you can clean them and then neatly store your necessities in them.

Wipe down the interior

Clean each console as well as the dashboard and steering wheel with a damp cloth. Be careful around electronics and remember to dry off the cabin afterward. You can also wipe down the windows and mirrors with a window cleaner and a towel.

Wash and wax

Give the outside of the car a thorough washing to remove dirt and salt build-up, and then apply a good coat of wax to protect the finish. The wheels take a lot of abuse over the winter, so be sure to remove and wash the hubcaps as well.

Vacuum the floors

If you have floor mats in the cabin, wash them off. If you have carpeted areas in the cabin, make sure to vacuum them. Don’t forget to also empty out and then vacuum the trunk as well.

When cleaning your vehicle, if you discover any issues with components, we at Bud Weiser Motors can handle your seasonal maintenance as well as the repairs and replacements you may need.

Chevrolet Corvette Named 2020 MotorTrend Car of the Year

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray | Beloit WI
2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe 3LT Z51

The Chevrolet Corvette is all-new for 2020 with a mid-engine design and powerful performance features. Its exciting new attributes and bold style elements helped the Corvette earn the coveted 2020 MotorTrend Car of the Year award.

MotorTrend selected the new Chevrolet Corvette as the award winner after judging the car in the areas of value, advancement in design, engineering excellence, safety, efficiency and performance of intended function. MotorTrend was especially impressed by the car’s value since it has creature comforts and impressive capabilities for a reasonable price.

The Corvette comes with the 6.2-liter V8 engine, which achieves 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. The available Z51 Package also adds a performance exhaust, performance tires and large brakes to further enhance the drive.

Even with such a powerful engine, MotorTrend found that the interior maintained a quiet and cozy environment. Inside the cabin, you’ll find the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System with an 8-inch touch screen to keep you entertained, as well as your choice of luxurious seat combinations.

The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette makes for thrilling driving experiences, while still offering convenient and comfortable components throughout. Discover for yourself why the car is deserving of the 2020 MotorTrend Car of the Year title when you visit us at Bud Weiser Motors.

Buick Introduces the First Encore GX

2020 Buick Encore GX | Beloit, WI

Buick has expanded its impressive SUV lineup to include the first Encore GX. The compact SUV comes with innovative technologies, potent performance and a comfortable cabin.

Protective and connective technologies

The 2020 Encore GX is loaded with the latest safety technologies. These include Forward Collision Alert, Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning and the Following Distance Indicator.

The SUV is also equipped with the Buick® Infotainment System, which has an 8-inch touch screen. This system is compatible with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ so you can call your family members, utilize different apps and receive messages.

Peppy performance

The 2020 Encore GX has two engines to choose from. The standard 1.2-liter turbo engine delivers 137 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque. The available 1.3-liter turbo engine kicks things up a notch, producing 155 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque, while also getting an EPA-estimated 32 mpg on the highway.*

Spacious cabin

The 2020 Encore GX offers plenty of space for you and your passengers to be comfortable on rides, while also having 23.5 cubic feet of cargo volume for your groceries. To bring large items, such as luggage and sports equipment, you can fold down the rear row to have 50.2 cubic feet of cargo volume.

The 2020 Buick Encore GX is an exciting addition to the versatile and stylish SUV lineup. Stop by Bud Weiser Motors to learn about the different SUVs that we have available.

* EPA-estimated FWD 30 city/32 hwy/31 combined, AWD 26 city/29 hwy/28 combined.

The First-Ever Mid-Engine Corvette Auctioned for $3 Million

2020 Chevrolet Corvette | Beloit WI

The announcement that the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray would adopt a mid-engine architecture was beyond exciting for car enthusiasts and collectors. That excitement reached new heights at the Barrett-Jackson car auction that took place in Scottsdale, Arizona, where the first-ever mid-engine Corvette to leave the production line was purchased for a staggering $3 million.

The proud owner of the all-new sports car is Rick Hendrick, a former NASCAR driver, current NASCAR team owner and avid car collector. In addition to leaving the auction house with a piece of history, the hefty sum he put down will go to a phenomenal cause. The money General Motors collected in exchange for the Corvette will go to the Detroit Children’s Fund, a non-profit that works to better the quality of Detroit’s schools.

The auction house previously sold a 1967 L88 Corvette Coupe for a total of $3.85 million in 2014. Even though the classic 1967 model managed to edge out the revolutionary 2020 model, it’s still impressive that the newest iteration of the Corvette Stingray was sold for $3 million, showing that the redesigned model has garnered noteworthy attention for its style and power.

If the auction is any indication, the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will be a popular option once it reaches dealerships. If you want to try your hand at the all-new model when it finally is released or want to check out the 2019 model, visit us here at Bud Weiser Motors.

Top Wisconsin Destinations for 2020

Attractions In Beloit, WI

With the start of the New Year, now is a great time to pick new places to explore around Beloit, Wisconsin. Make plans to visit these top Wisconsin destinations with your family this year.

Logan Museum of Anthropology

Located on the campus of Beloit College, this small museum will help you learn more about anthropology and different cultures around the world. The museum has a great collection of about 350,000 objects, with a particular emphasis on ancient Native American life. The Logan Museum of Anthropology is open Tuesday through Saturday and is free for you to visit.

Beckman Mill County Park

Beckman Mill County Park is a beautiful location to spend the day with your family. The 50-acre park features a sawmill display, a footbridge, a creamery, a lovely garden and a picnic shelter. You can also stroll along the nature trail as well as view the Beckman Mill, which is still operational.

Beloit Art Center

The Beloit Art Center showcases regional artists’ work with frequent art shows and exhibits that you can attend. You can also sign up for a class to learn more about specific art techniques or head to an event to meet more members of the community.

We at Bud Weiser Motors are happy to be a part of Beloit, Wisconsin. Visit us when you’re looking for a new car or are in need of service.

Top Accessories for Your 2020 Chevrolet Equinox

2020 Chevrolet Equinox | Beloit WI

The 2020 Chevrolet Equinox is a great option for families, thanks to its safety features and comfortable interior. When you opt for this compact SUV, you can also add more functionality and organization by purchasing one of these available accessories.

Floor Liners and Mats

Chevrolet sells a variety of floor liners and mats that make it easier to keep your SUV clean. These accessories catch dirt and rainwater to help protect the carpet. As such, you can have peace of mind knowing that if you track mud or snow into the vehicle that you can simply clean it off the floor liners or mats.

Cargo Organizers

A cargo organizer can help secure your items and stop them from falling over. The cargo organizer available for the Equinox has dividers to separate the items. You can also connect the cargo organizer to the cargo area with attachment straps to prevent the items from shifting around during transportation. Plus, you can purchase a vertical or horizontal cargo net to keep your groceries and bags in place.

Entertainment Options

On the Equinox, you can select the rear-seat infotainment system, which comes with a DVD player. Your children can watch their favorite movies and TV shows on the 8-inch monitors. There’s also a tablet holder that can attach to a headrest for ease of use.   

Test-drive the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox at Bud Weiser Motors to learn about its different features.

Cadillac CT5 Nominated for 2020 North American Car of the Year.

2020 Cadillac CT5 Near Beloit, WI
2020 Cadillac CT5 | 2020 North American Car of the Year Semifinalist | Beloit, WI

Two Cadillac models have been named semifinalists in the prestigious North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year Awards. The Cadillac CT5 is nominated for 2020 North American Car of the Year, while the Cadillac XT6 is nominated for 2020 North American Utility of the Year.

In the 2020 North American Car of the Year category, the Cadillac CT5 is up against an array of competitors. However, the sedan stands out with its impressive combination of luxurious amenities, like signature LED lighting, and powerful performance.

The Cadillac XT6 is one of the 2020 North American Utility of the Year nominees. Even with seating for up to seven passengers, the SUV can reach 310 horsepower when equipped with the 3.6-liter V6 engine. The vehicle also offers innovative safety features and a refined interior for you to relax in.

The NACTOY awards set out to honor the best new vehicles of each year. The organization has a jury comprised of automotive journalists, which choose winners based on their value, handling, design, safety, innovation and driver satisfaction.

We at Bud Weiser Motors are excited that the Cadillac CT5 and XT6 are semifinalists. Visit our dealership to take one of our Cadillac vehicles out for a test drive and try out their great features.

What to Expect from the Chevrolet Silverado ZRX

2019 Colorado ZR2
2019 Colorado ZR2

The ZR2 version of the Chevrolet Colorado was a great addition to the Chevrolet line of trucks. It imbued the Colorado with the ability to conquer a variety of off-road obstacles, thanks to a slew of new equipment and tuning. Already, the ZR2 has become a favorite version of the Colorado.

Recent rumors have spread that Chevrolet is planning to release a similar version of the Silverado. It will allegedly be named the Chevrolet Silverado ZRX, according to pending trademark records. With that in mind, will we get a Silverado that’s specifically made for traveling on unpaved paths?

According to theories, this iteration of the legendary truck will be ready for off-roading adventures. It will bear many of the same enhancements that the Colorado ZR2 has, like an improved suspension utilizing Multimatic DSSV dampers along with rear and front electronic-locking differentials that increase traction.

The Silverado ZRX would probably contain the same V8 engine that other high-level Silverado models will carry, without receiving any special enhancements. However, there is a chance that Chevrolet could offer a diesel option. 

It will still be many years until you’re able to buy the ZRX version of the Silverado, so in the meantime, check out the other trims of the Silverado that we have at Bud Weiser Motors.