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GM 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V-8 gets EPA Fuel Efficiency Ratings

Oct 4 2013, 10:15am CDT | by

New GM V8 is fuel efficient and powerful

General Motors has announced that the EPA has handed down its fuel efficiency estimates for when the new V-8 engines used under the hood of its full-size pickup trucks. GM reports that the EcoTec3 6...

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GM 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V-8 gets EPA Fuel Efficiency Ratings

Oct 4 2013, 10:15am CDT | by

New GM V8 is fuel efficient and powerful

General Motors has announced that the EPA has handed down its fuel efficiency estimates for when the new V-8 engines used under the hood of its full-size pickup trucks. GM reports that the EcoTec3 6.2L V8 engine the truck has received a fuel efficiency rating of 15 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway. Those ratings are for two wheel drive models.

The four-wheel-drive model is rated at 14 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on highway. Both estimates are an improvement over 2013 models. The engine is rated for 420 hp and 460 foot-pound of torque.

GM maintains that the engine is the most powerful pickup engine with the highest work in a light-duty pickup. GM will also offer a 5.3-liter V8 and a V-6 engine as an option in its 2014 pickups.

 
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GM adding 3rd shift to Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon plant in Missouri

Sep 16 2014 11:18am CDT | Source: Automotive News

GM will add a third production shift at a Missouri assembly plant where its new midsize pickups and commercial vans are ...
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House report, citing 'critical mistakes,' blasts NHTSA

Sep 16 2014 10:57am CDT | Source: Automotive News

Federal auto safety regulators failed to detect GM's defective ignition switches despite having 'ample information' about the problem as early as 2007, according to a House committee investigation into the ...
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House report blasts NHTSA

Sep 16 2014 10:52am CDT | Source: Automotive News

Federal auto safety regulators failed to detect GM's defective ignition switches despite having 'ample information' about the problem as early as 2007, according to a House committee investigation int ...
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NHTSA boss says GM made 'incredibly poor decisions' on recalls

Sep 16 2014 7:52am CDT | Source: Automotive News

The top U.S. auto safety regulator harshly criticized GM for not promptly reporting and recalling cars now linked to at least 19 deaths and said he has been meeting with top global automakers to develop a "new normal" ...
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NHTSA chief says GM made 'incredibly poor decisions' on recalls

Sep 16 2014 7:09am CDT | Source: Automotive News

The top U.S. auto safety regulator harshly criticized GM for not promptly reporting and recalling cars now linked to at least 19 deaths and said he has been meeting with top global automakers to develop a "new normal ...
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NHTSA chief says GM 'made some incredibly poor decisions' on recalls

Sep 16 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: Automotive News

The top U.S. auto safety regulator harshly criticized GM for not promptly reporting and recalling cars now linked to at least 19 deaths and said he has been meeting with top global automakers to develop a "new normal" for safety recall ...
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Nissan not shuttering Leaf EV battery plants, at least not yet

Sep 15 2014 5:10pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Manufacturing/Plants, Nissan, Renault The big news on the electric vehicle front today is that Nissan is considering slowing down EV battery production in the US and UK and source all of Nissan's big packs come from Japan. Nissan may also buy some batteries from the Korean company LG Chem. This is apparently causing dissent within Nissan, but it follows what Alliance partner Ren ...
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Cadillac chief vows no retreat on pricing strategy

Sep 15 2014 3:35pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Cadillac has no plans to back off its sharply higher sticker prices or sweeten incentives to improve slumping U.S. sales, new brand chief Johan de Nysschen said. De Nyssche ...
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Carbon is the New Black: GMC Adds Carbon Editions to Sierra Pickup Lineup

Sep 15 2014 2:23pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

A few weeks ago, Chevy showed us a stripier side of the Silverado with its new 2015 Silverado Rally Edition models. This month, it’s the GMC Sierra’s turn to play dress-up in the form of three new Carbon Edition models, all of which are based on the Sierra 1500. The standard Carbon Edition starts at $33,075—$1250 more than the base Sierra 1500 two-wheel-drive double cab. It wears a black-painted grille, body-color door handles and mir ...
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How Would You Spec Your Camaro ZL1?

Sep 15 2014 12:15pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

As some of you already know, the folks at GM are dropping off a 580hp monster with a manual at my doorstep a week from Thursday. It's well optioned too, as you can see on the monroney.http://oppositelock.jalopnik.com/get-out-of-t ...
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