Friday, July 27, 2007

Hummer H2 to receive a green diesel engine

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General Motors has confessed that it's being silently developing a new Duramax V8 oil-burner to power its charismatic Hummer H2 SUV as well as the pair of Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks. Scheduled to go on the assembly line by the end of year 2009, the diesel will have a displacement of 4.5 liters. Maybe, not so impressive for the local customer, but bear in mind that the engine will be 25 per cent more fuel efficient than its gasoline counterpart of comparable displacement.
Inside Line is reporting that the upcoming Duramax V8 will produce a maximum of 310 hp and generous 520 lb-ft of torque. For example, current gasoline-drinking Vortec 6000 6.0-liter V8 engine delivers only 15 hp more power but peaks at a meager 365 lb-ft of torque.
General Motors says that the engine will be quieter than previous generations of oil-burners "with noise and vibration performance approaching gasoline V8 levels."
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