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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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Official: Chevy City Express headed for dealers

Oct 25 2014 12:15pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Minivan/Van, Work, Chevrolet With competition coming from the Ford Transit Connect, it's high time Chevrolet got in on the compact hauling action and took the fight to its cross-town rival... and it's doing so with a little help from Nissan. The Chevy City Express, a badge-engineered Nissan NV200, is now arriving at dealers, giving Bowtie fans a counter to Dearborn's compact van. "Our existing customers will love getting behind the wheel of the City ...
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Mercedes GLA Reviewed, Airbag Recall Inflated, GM Blocks Tesla: The Week In Reverse

Oct 25 2014 7:30am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

Mercedes-Benz brings an even smaller utility vehicle to the U.S., and now we've driven it; a minor airbag issue now affects millions more vehicles, and could potentially injure you more than a minor crash itself; and GM takes sides, against Tesla. It's all part of the Week In Reverse, for Saturday, October 25, ...
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1 day ago

GM wins appeal, dismissal of Spyker lawsuit upheld

Oct 24 2014 2:12pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

GM persuaded a federal appeals court to uphold the dismissal of a $3 billion lawsuit in which Spyker accused it of derailing a plan to sell the Swedish automaker Saab to a Chinese ...
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Recall Alert: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette

Oct 24 2014 10:53am CDT | Source: Cars.com

Vehicles Affected: Nearly 900 model-year 2015 Chevrolet Corvette sports cars in two separate actions, one involving about 800 vehicles manufactured between Aug. 20 and Sept. 4, and the other recalling nearly 100 vehicles manufactured between Aug. 20 and Aug. 27 The Problem: In the larger recall, only one of the rear parking-brake cables may be fully seated and engaged, resulting in the parking brake only operating on one of the rear p ...
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GM Financial faces government, state probes over subprime loans, securities

Oct 23 2014 5:33pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

GM Financial disclosed Thursday it is being investigated by 'state attorneys general and other governmental offices' in connection with subprime auto loans and the sale of subprime auto loans in the form of asset-backed s ...
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2 days ago

GM Financial profits down despite higher volumes

Oct 23 2014 2:20pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

For the second quarter in a row, net income fell slightly for GM Financial despite sharply higher loan and lease originations. The captive finance company today reported net income of $15 ...
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2015 Nissan Armada

Oct 23 2014 10:26am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The Nissan Armada is one of the last remaining true full-size SUVs–and its dressed its truck-based chassis with a roomy interior, clad in masculine, imposing sheetmetal. However, it's also one of the oldest big SUVs left on the market, now that the GM trucks have all been redesign ...
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GM posts $1.38 billion Q3 net income on flat revenue

Oct 23 2014 7:02am CDT | Source: Automotive News

GM's third-quarter net income rose to $1.38 billion, as stronger pricing in North America and record China sales helped offset weak demand in Russia and other troubled oversea ...
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3 days ago

Billionaire Dan Gilbert Slams Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Over “Anti-Tesla” Law

Oct 22 2014 11:30am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Yesterday, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (above) signed a law that included a last-minute legal tweak that would ban Tesla’s direct-to-customers auto sales model in the Midwestern state. Snyder has been taking a lot of heat for the move–including from Detroit billionaire Dan Gilbert, who took advantage of his stint guest-hosting this morning’s Squawk Box on CNBC to blast the governor’s decision to support the l ...
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4 days ago

GM supports bill banning Tesla direct sales in Michigan

Oct 21 2014 2:35pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

According to this report by Jalopnik, GM wasn’t about to let people buy Teslas in Michigan without a fight. Tesla is unlike most automakers in that you can buy a Tesla directly from the manufacturer, without the need for a dealer. You simply pick the one you like, pay the price without any haggling, and your car is delivered to your door. You can even buy a Tesla over the phone. Naturally, this seems like a more desirabl ...
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