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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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Why GM struggles in Japan

Aug 31 2014 12:01am CDT | Source: Automotive News

Selling General Motors' U.S.-built vehicles in Japan has never been easy and these days it is harder than ever. GM's lineup is paltry and its lackluster brand images were further tarnished by the company's bankruptcy in 2009 and ...
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GM, museum to restore 3 of 8 prized 'Vettes damaged by sinkhole

Aug 30 2014 12:15pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

GM and the National Corvette Museum will restore three of eight prized Chevrolet Corvettes damaged in February when they tumbled into a giant sinkhole that developed beneath the floor of the museum in Bo ...
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2015 GMC Yukon XL Denali Long-Term Intro: It’s Mega Supreme

Aug 28 2014 5:49pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Astute marketing by GM has split the fraternal truck twins Chevrolet and GMC into different market segments, at least in the typical consumer’s mind. In the full-size-SUV category, an invisible wall stands between the value-conscious Chevy Tahoe and Suburban and the better-dressed GMC Yukon and Yukon ...
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Chevy announces new Z71 package for Tahoe and Suburban

Aug 28 2014 5:38pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: SUV, Chevrolet After what we're guessing was an unintentional leak via a press photo, Chevrolet has confirmed that it will be offering its long-lived Z71 trim on both the 2015 Tahoe and Suburban. The company wouldn't offer any additional details on what the packages would add to the full-size, body-on-frame SUVs, instead indicating that a more formal announcement that would be made in late September. The Z71 trim ...
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Watch This Unstoppable Beater Truck Make A Flood Its Bitch

Aug 28 2014 4:51pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Parts of Colorado were besieged by biblical flood waters in September of 2013. Some how, some way, this old GM made from parts of what looks like at least four different pickups picks the perfect line from one safe spot to another. It's downright inspiring to watc ...
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Ram Heavy Duty

Aug 28 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: Top Speed

The Ram Heavy Duty has been around since 1981 when Dodge introduced the three-quarter and one-ton trucks. The Ram was available with an innovative, 5.9-liter, Cummins turbo-diesel, something GM and Ford trucks couldn’t boast. The old Cummins turbo-diesel saw Ram Heavy Duty sales grow, thanks to its direct-injection fuel system, turbocharger, and greater power outputs than the competition.Four generations of trucks ...
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Suzuki Recall, Car Health Tracker, 2015 Mustang Production: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Aug 28 2014 9:30am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2010-2013 Suzuki Kizashi Recalled For Spiders (It's A Trend) 2014 may be remembered as the Year of the Recall. GM's "Switchgate" fiasco kicked things off, affecting millions of vehicles in the U.S. and abroad. Other automakers followed suit. Kickstarter Of The Day: FIXD, A Health Tracker For Your Car Once ...
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GM will relocate next-gen Cadillac SRX production to U.S.

Aug 28 2014 9:19am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

GM has announced it will move production of the next-generation Cadillac SRX from its current Mexico plant to one in Tennessee. Formerly a Saturn plant, it’s located in Spring Hill, nearly 100 miles east of Volkswagen’s facility in Chattanooga. GM is currently in the retooling process before production of the next-generation SRX kicks off. In addition to the SRX, GM will build its new family of Ecotec engines in Spring Hill and will reportedly add a s ...
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Ford officially kicks off 2015 Mustang production

Aug 28 2014 8:21am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Ford begins building the sixth generation of its 50-year-old Mustang sports car today at a Michigan plant that will export it to more than 120 countries. For the first time, a right-hand-drive version will be made, for sale in more than 25 markets such as the U.K., Australia and South Africa, the Dearborn, Michigan-based automaker said in a statement. The 2015 Mustang starts at $24,425, a 4.7 percent increase from this year’s base model. Ford wants to widen the appea ...
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Buick Envision spied fully disrobed in China

Aug 27 2014 5:34pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Spy Photos, China, Crossover, Buick, Design/Style The Buick Envision crossover is supposed to have its big reveal on August 28 and be on display at the Chengdu Motor Show, but apparently the new midsize crossover just can't wait to meet its public. Car News China caught a completely undisguised example parking outside of the convention center where the show is held. The Buick designers ar ...
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