Over the course of its 20-plus years of production, the trusty GM LS engine came from the factory in a wide range of displacements, from a humble 4.8L to a rowdy 7.0L. So if you’re thinking about an LS engine swap, LS engine build, or LS engine upgrade, the first number you’ll likely care about is the LS motor’s displacement in liters.
This handy LS resource page is a good one to bookmark if you’re considering an LS crate engine for a swap, or looking for a 6.2L (about 378 cubic inches) LS short block to start a project.
Learn more about each LS engine displacement:
* 4.8L LS Engine Guide: Block Specs, Swap Resources & Build Info
* 5.3L LS Engine Guide: Block Specs, Swap Resources & Build Info
* 5.7L LS Engine Guide: Block Specs, Swap Resources & Build Info
* 6.0L LS Engine Guide: Block Specs, Swap Resources & Build Info
* 6.2L LS Engine Guide: Block Specs, Swap Resources & Build Info
* 7.0L LS Engine Guide: Block Specs, Swap Resources & Build Info
The 6.2L LS Engine Family
After being introduced as the L92/Vortec 6200 engine in GM’s large SUVs, the 6.2L’s ascension up the horsepower ladder got really interesting when the LS3 arrived on the scene as the base powerplant for the Corvette in 2008. Horsepower climbed even higher when GM decided to supercharge it to create the LSA for the new ZL1 Camaro, then again to create the LS9 for the new Corvette ZR1.
All told, if you need a good foundation for a mega-horsepower build, then the aluminum block 6.2L can probably handle it.
You may also want to check out our Definitive Guide to LS Engine Specs and LS Engine Upgrades.
6.2L LS Engine Specs
Suffice it to say, with such a wide range of 6.2L LS engines out there, it’s critical to know the distinction between each one before you choose an engine for your swap or build. We’ve listed them all in the table below, and we added hyperlinks on each specific LS engine name (L92, LS3, LSA, etc.) that you can click on to learn more.
6.2L LS & Vortec Engine Spec Guide
|Years||Liter||Code||Vehicle||Cam Bolts||Reluctor||VVT||AFM||Flex Fuel||VIN (8th Digit)||Block||Head|
|2010-13||6.2||LS3||C6 Grand Sport||3||58X/4X||No||No||No||W||Alum.||Rectangle|
|2008-15||6.2||LSA||CTS-V, 5th Gen. ZL-1||1||58X/4X||No||No||No||P||Alum.||Rectangle|
Looking for a 6.2L LS Engine?
Here are two LS Engine Spotter’s Guides that will help:
- LS Engine Spotter’s Guide, Part 1: Matching the Vehicle to the Engine
- LS Engine Spotter’s Guide, Part 2: Matching the Engine to the Vehicle
LS Engine Swap Parts Guide
Our friends over at Summit Racing developed a helpful resource that’ll give you an idea of some of the parts you’ll need to complete your LS engine swap—including specific LS swap requirements for exact vehicle models. You can check it out here: