GM Scraps new 4.5L V8 Diesel for Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra Photos

awtbwm GM Scraps new 4.5L V8 Diesel for Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra Photos

Another one bites the dust; this time General Motors has decided to place on indefinite hold its previously announced plan to add the highly anticipated, all-new Duramax 4.5-liter V8 diesel engine in 2010 to its Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra light-duty trucks. “We remain optimistic that the Duramax 4.5L V-8 diesel may be a viable option in its future portfolio,” said the company in a statement.

For the time being -and who knows for how long- Chevrolet and GMC will continue to offer a Duramax 6.6-liter V-8 diesel in their heavy duty pickup trucks. Recently, GM launched 2-Mode hybrid versions of the Silverado and Sierra that received an EPA estimate of 21mpg in the city and 22mpg on the highway (2WD versions). With the new 4.5-liter V8 diesel, it was estimated that the trucks would have achieved a fuel economy in the high 20s mpg.

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