What Engines Bolt To A 4l60e?

4l60e Transmission - CPT4l60e

The 4l60e is a very common transmission that was used in GM cars, trucks, and SUV’s for a long time, so there are plenty of engine combinations it was put behind.  The most common engines that a 4l60e bolt to are the “LS” family of 3rd and 4th generation small block gm motors, but at the end of the day, the 4l60e is compatible with any motor with a standard GM bolt pattern.

Below is a list of engines that came with the 4l60e from the factory in a wide variety of vehicles:

  • LL8 4.2L I6 (List vehicles)
  • 5300 5.3L V8 (vehichles)
  • LT1 5.7L V8 (Vehicles)
  • Vortec 5700 V8 (Vehicles)
  • Vortec 4300 4.3L V6
  • Vortec 2200 2.2L I4
  • LS1 5.7L V8
  • LS6 5.7L V8
  • LK5 2.8L I4
  • LLV 2.9L I4
  • L52 3.5L I5
  • LLR 3.7L I5

As you can see, there are plenty of motor combinations that the 4l60e will bolt to.  As long as there is a GM bolt pattern, the 4l60e will bolt up to it.  So if you’re planning on building a performance built gen 1 small block, doing a modern LS swap in a project car, or simply replacing it in your factory built daily driver, the 4l60e is a versatile transmission that allows for use in many applications.

While it’s common to bolt a 4l60e to a small block v8 or smaller motor, it also bolts up to older big block V8s.  For someone building a mild street cruiser with a big block Chevy, the 4l60e is becoming a better option based on it’s light weight, overdrive, simple tuning, and improved power holding  capacity over the years.