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GM 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V-8 gets EPA Fuel Efficiency Ratings
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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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Automotive oddities at SEMA 2014 (pictures)

Nov 4 2014 6:35pm CST | Source: CNET Car Tech

The annual SEMA automotive aftermarket show in Las Vegas features plenty of modern, customized cars, but there are more than a few odd sights round the halls. Check out a rare GM Futureliner, ...
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SEMA: 1971 Chevy Corvette Jimmie Johnson Concept is a modern classic [w/video]

Nov 4 2014 5:01pm CST | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Aftermarket, SEMA Show, Classics, Coupe, Performance, Videos, Chevrolet, Celebrities The Autoblog staff is full of men and women who love cool cars, whether they are old or new, foreign or domestic. And there's a special place in our hearts for the Chevrolet Corvette, which has stood out as a performance icon at a benchmark price since well before the 1971 model you see above rolled off the assem ...
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2015 Toyota Tundra

Nov 4 2014 4:51pm CST | Source: The Car Connection

The 2015 Toyota Tundra is not a primary player in the ultra-competitive pickup world. In fact, it’s more of a loyalty offering to Toyota fans—it’s not winning away many buyers from Ford, GM, or Ram trucks. Although it doesn’t stand out in any of the categories tha ...
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2015 Toyota Tundra

Nov 4 2014 4:51pm CST | Source: The Car Connection

The 2015 Toyota Tundra is not a primary player in the ultra-competitive pickup world. In fact, it’s more of a loyalty offering to Toyota fans—it’s not winning away many buyers from Ford, GM, or Ram trucks. Although it doesn’t stand out in any of the categories that pickup buyers are keen on, a r ...
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2015 Nissan Frontier

Nov 4 2014 3:47pm CST | Source: The Car Connection

With the compact pickup segment significantly reduced in size over the past decade—despite the re-entry of mid-size offerings from GM—the Nissan Frontier is one of the last stalwarts of this small but highly functional portion of the pickup market. The Frontier i ...
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2015 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible: First Test Numbers with GM’s In-House Octo-cog Automatic

Nov 4 2014 3:28pm CST | Source: Car and Driver

No sports car should have chrome wheels. The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible you see here does. It also has an automatic transmission, GM’s new in-house designed and -built eight-speed unit, which replaces last year’s six-cog piece carried over from the C6 Corvette. The new transmission has two things going for it: First, it has more speeds in an era where more is more, and second, ordering it doesn’t require those shiny rollers. ...
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GM axes U.S. version of Chevy Captiva Sport -- a fleet staple

Nov 4 2014 10:45am CST | Source: Automotive News

GM has discontinued the U.S. version of the Chevrolet Captiva Sport, ending a three-year run for the fleet-only sm ...
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SUV Review: 2015 Cadillac SRX Luxury Collection AWD

Nov 4 2014 10:34am CST | Source: Driving Canada

Overview Mid-sized upscale SUV Pros Stylish, comfortable, well-priced Cons Tight rear-seat legroom; complicated CUE infotainment system Value for money Fair What would I change? Increase rear-seat legroom; simplify CUE How I would spec it? SRX Luxury Collection I don’t know about you, but when it comes to the Cadillac brand and SUVs, the SRX isn’t what immediately springs to my mind. Maybe it’s all the videos I used to see on MTV or, more likely, their increased use as limos, but it’s blin ...
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Report: Manchester United stars spurning free Corvettes and Camaros

Nov 4 2014 7:46am CST | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Performance, Marketing/Advertising, Chevrolet, GM, UK, Celebrities High-profile soccer players, or footballers as they're known outside the US, in the English Premier League are known for two things - excellent footwork and a propensity for writing off a wide variety of high-dollar automobiles. Considering their questionable driving talents, then, we'd think the fact that the players of Chevrolet-sponsored Manchester United are ignoring the team ...
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[GM could not have been more proud of its burst into the aerodynamic world with the Opel Calibra at

Nov 3 2014 5:16pm CST | Source: Jalopnik

[GM could not have been more proud of its burst into the aerodynamic world with the Opel Calibra at the tail end of the '80s. Has it aged well, or is the midsize coupe just painfully boring? Photo Credit: Opel]Read more ...
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