Join Our Mailing List
Email:  
Turbo Products Home
Fuel Additives Online Store
  Products
Turbo Products Diesel
Products
Turbo Products Turbo
Products
Performance Products Performance
Products
Fuel Additives Fuel
Additives
Racor Filtration Racor
Filtration
  Resources
news News
links Links
referrals Service/Repair
Referrals
Fuel Additives Site Map
About Diamond Diesel and Turbo About Us
Contact Us Contact Us


Diamond Diesel Service, Inc., Auto Repair & Service - Diesel, Oakland, CA

Official PayPal Seal
 
Back To Diesel Products>General Motors 4.5L light-duty diesel V8 was on track for 25 mpg combined
Until recently, the only market segment in the United States that had embraced diesel engines was heavy duty pickup trucks. While we were in Maryland this week to drive the 2011 General Motors HD pickup trucks powered by the revised 6.6-liter Duramax diesel V8, we took the opportunity to ask about the now-shelved 4.5-liter diesel. Like Ford and Chrysler, GM was planning to launch diesel engines in its light-duty pickups this year until the economy – and sales – went in the tank.

The Ford 4.4-liter V8 will live on in the 2011 Range Rover and, while there are no current production plans for the 4.5-liter Duramax, many of the prototypes are still running. According to GM sources, a fleet of the diesel 1/2-ton trucks are still being used on a regular basis by GM engineers.

The Duramax was apparently delivering great performance with towing and payload capabilities well beyond those possible with the two-mode hybrid pickup trucks. Even more importantly, the diesel Silverado was on track to achieve combined fuel economy of 25 miles per gallon, compared to the 22 mpg combined rating of the hybrid. At the time the program was put on the shelf, ninety percent of the production tooling was ready to go and it seems a shame that we'll probably never get a chance to drive this engine.

[Source: General Motors]
Can't Find What You're Looking For?
Contact our the nearest store.
OAKLAND
2550 East 12th Street
Oakland, CA 94601
(510) 532-8500
fax (510) 532-1026
Email
map info and more..
WEST SACRAMENTO
2785A Del Monte Street
W. Sacramento, CA 95691
(916) 371-5223
fax (916) 371-5653
Email
map info and more..
NEVADA
840 Marietta Way
Sparks, NV.89431
(775) 358-8282
fax (775) 358-8773
Email
map info and more..

Home | Diesel Products | Turbo Products | OnLine Store | Privacy Policy |Contact Us
Diamond Diesel and Turbo Service Inc.© 2009