Chevy recently announced their plans to expand their diesel lineup with the addition of a new medium-duty commercial truck and it will be powered by the Duramax diesel engine that is currently used on trucks made by one of GM’s other brands, GMC.
Chevrolet expects the new trucks to be a 2018 model year vehicle and they will be equipped with GM’s legendary duo of the Duramax engine paired to an Allison transmission. Why legendary? The engine and transmission combination has been around since the early 2000s and GM just celebrated the production of the two millionth truck equipped with that powertrain.
Chevy has still kept many of the details about the new medium-duty trucks underwraps and they are expected to release more information closer to the truck’s release date, slated for 2018.
Though it may still be a year until the truck is released, Chevrolet has a number of other diesel truck options. Check out some of the highlights.
- The 2017 Silverado HD with the Duramax 6.6-liter V8 turbodiesel engine. This truck has class leading torque and horsepower (910 lb-ft of torque and 445 horsepower).
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The new 2018 Chevy Camaro ZL1 packs so much power that even NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon loves it. In the words of Ricky Bobby’s father from the movie Talladega Nights “if you ain’t first, you’re last”, and you will never be anything but first in the new Camaro ZL1. Check out the details of the new Camaro ZL1, the Camaro ZL1 pace car and the newest Camaro ZL1 1LE below!
New 2018 Chevy Camaro ZL1
The 2018 Camaro ZL1 killed it at the High Speed Oval in Papenburg, Germany. On the track the Camaro ZL1 reached a top speed of 202.3 mph and averaged 198 mph making the 2018 Camaro ZL1 the fastest and most capable Camaro ever!
So what gives it all of that power? Under the hood of the Camaro ZL1 that was tested at the track was a 650-horsepower LT4 6.2L direct-injected, supercharged V-8 engine paired to a ten-speed automatic transmission. The vehicle was also equipped with a magnetic ride control, 20-inch forged aluminum wheels wrapped in Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 summer only tires, and Brembo brakes with six-piston Monobloc front calipers and two-piece rotors.
- 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds
- Quarter mile in 11.4 seconds at 127 mph
- 60-0 mph braking in 107 feet
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Tax season is here, and in the spirit of tax season, we would like to clarify a commonly misunderstood tax credit myth within the automotive industry. You have probably heard that some PHEVs and electric vehicles (EVs) are eligible for a tax credit, but do you know what that means?
Many people think a tax deduction is the same thing are the as a tax credit, but unfortunately that is not the case. A tax credit is a credit the government may grant tax payers for various things, like the purchase of an EV or PHEV, but taxpayers only benefit from the tax credit if they owe taxes for that tax year. Although it is not money in your pocket, that tax credit can still be very beneficial if you typically owe the government each year. Read the rest of this entry
The perfect pickup truck is one that you can drive for as long as possible with little trouble. That is why the perfect pickup is the Chevy Silverado. The Silverado is on the top of the list of trucks that last more than 200,000 miles. The newest Chevy Silverado also comes with plenty of features like awesome performance and high grade technology you won’t want to pass up. Check it out.
Engine and Performance
There are three different Silverado engines all of which have EcoBoost technology for the most fuel efficient drive possible. The engines include a base and standard 4.3-liter EcoTec3 V6 engine, a 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine, and a 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine option.
Horsepower in the Silverado ranges from 285 to 420 horsepower and towing capacity ranges between 5,500 pounds and 9,400 pounds depending on the engine. The base engine has an impressive fuel economy of 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.
When it comes to technology both safety and entertainment, the Chevy Silverado has plenty of features, even features that no other truck provides. Entertainment features include a four-speaker audio system with a 4.2-inch color screen, AM/FM radio, as well as USB and AUX capabilities. Upgrades SiriusXM radio, steering wheel mounted audio controls, and the Chevy MyLink system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available as well. Read the rest of this entry