GM Prepares Diesel V8 for 2010 Silver...

GM Prepares Diesel V8 for 2010 Silverado and Sierra

There are 12 comments on the Edmunds.com News story from May 9, 2008, titled GM Prepares Diesel V8 for 2010 Silverado and Sierra. In it, Edmunds.com News reports that:

PONTIAC, Michigan - General Motors is readying a V8 diesel engine that the company will offer for light-duty trucks, starting in 2010 with its Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra . via Edmunds.com News

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Stew

United States

#1 May 11, 2008
This is the dumbest idea since since the platform shoes of the 80's. What person in his right mind would by a vehicle with a diesel engine. So what if the fuel economy is 25% higher then comparable gasoline engines. The higher cost of diesel will make up for that difference. Also, we as an ecocentric nation should be concentrating on designing more fuel efficient V-6 or V-4 engines. We should be exploring and writing about non-gasoline, i.e. electric or hydrogen, alternatives...not huge gas-sucking V-8. Give us economical alternatives to gasoline-gulping engines...now!
Aaron

Daleville, AL

#2 Jun 15, 2008
Hey, Stew. Get a little bit of a foundation under your feet before you decide to jump right up to the podium. Do some research on biodiesel made from used cooking oil and realize that by offering a light duty pickup truck, Chevy/GMC IS indeed giving us a better option to gasoline-gulping engines. You just wasted 5 minutes of your time ridiculing a company for giving you exactly what you were asking for. Hygroden and electric engines will come in time, but for now diesel engines are the most sensible, economical, and environmentally friendly option we have.
Corey

Santa Clara, CA

#3 Nov 2, 2008
Inline 4*

Not too mention, the diesels have a longer life expectancy from a powertrain standpoint, have better power, have better mileage, can be converted to biodiesel, just like gas to E85, its also easy to tune electronicly for better mileage.

I do agree, I would never ever buy a truck, that was gas powered, too inefficient.
County_DJ

Lexington, NC

#4 Nov 14, 2008
Does anyone have any information if the diesel will be offered as an engine option on the 2010 Tahoe? If so, and the expected MPG is 35 on the highway, I want one! This is a smart move.
eric

Tellico Plains, TN

#5 Nov 14, 2008
IT is about time~!!!!!!

is Ford still making the small diesel engine for the F150?
im assuming the diesel will be a Duramax and an allison tranny like the HD.
expected 25% or better gas milage,at least double the amount of miles,of course abit more maintanence ( fuel pumps,injectors ect) but no plugs except a glow plug and change the filters more often,other then that,a def.great move!
Jeanine

AOL

#6 Nov 30, 2008
County_DJ wrote:
Does anyone have any information if the diesel will be offered as an engine option on the 2010 Tahoe? If so, and the expected MPG is 35 on the highway, I want one! This is a smart move.
County the tahoe will no longer be made the plant that makes them is closing dec 23 for good.
Ben

South Jordan, UT

#7 Jan 15, 2009
are you for real STEW??? a v-4 engine ha ha ha ha your a moron
Dustin Kurath

Lebanon, MO

#8 Mar 9, 2009
Stew wrote:
This is the dumbest idea since since the platform shoes of the 80's. What person in his right mind would by a vehicle with a diesel engine. So what if the fuel economy is 25% higher then comparable gasoline engines. The higher cost of diesel will make up for that difference. Also, we as an ecocentric nation should be concentrating on designing more fuel efficient V-6 or V-4 engines. We should be exploring and writing about non-gasoline, i.e. electric or hydrogen, alternatives...not huge gas-sucking V-8. Give us economical alternatives to gasoline-gulping engines...now!
Diesel engines produce more low end torque than gasoline engines which pickup truck buyers value because it makes for better towing. Diesel engines also tend to last longer than gasoline engines because they are built heavier due to the high compression ratios involved in the operation of a diesel engine.

Also, alternative fuels are a joke. Hydrogen takes more energy to produce than it yields and everyone plugging their electric cars in at night would crash the electric grid. As light oil becomes more scarce heavier oil and tar sand will begin to replace it. Heavier oil produces more heavy distillates and less light distillates so in the long run diesel fuel will continue to be plentiful.

A V4 engine? Don't you mean I4? God you're a dumbass.
eric

Marshfield, WI

#9 Mar 10, 2009
used oil from oil changes.
soy beans.
grease from resturants
corn oil
all of which can be used for diesel fuel,all of which will save millions of gallons from the land fills.
all of which will make diesel cleaner than traditional gasoline.
its a win win for everyone,
cleaner enviorment
longer lasting vehicles
less polution in the air.
money for farmers
jobs for AMERICA!
supporting american!
and if we can sell enough,we can produce most of the fuel ourselves and cut support on foreign oil!
Dave

United States

#10 Nov 21, 2009
Stew, Its apparent you do not or have ever had the inclination to driving a pick-up. You better stick to comments on the Prius/insight/or any other liberal feel good purchase. VW has been extremely successful in their diesel vehicles, which for your information beat those rechargable electric jokes. Where does the electric come from?!?.Hooray for GM to widen thier engine choices.
joe

Concord, CA

#11 Apr 9, 2010
The reason some people would like to have the diesel engine in a tahoe is for the power to tow a travel trailer in a shorter wheel base than a monster truck. A diesel in a tahoe or yukon would be great. It would make for a better manuvering vehicle. If you do not personaly like it then you do not have to buy it. But options are what makes america great. Give us the option of a disel engine in a tahoe.
Randy

Highland, IN

#12 Apr 20, 2011
For all you peaople knocking Stew...V4 engines have
been around for a long time, especially in industrial platforms and are actually quite dependable. So as for being a "Dumbass", anyone looke in the mirror latley? Bio-Diesel, Bio this,Bio that. Everything is a conversion! Unless I'm towing or long to drive a Peterbuilt, leave the diesels where they belong!
p.s. yes they've been used in racing...but not without a lot of work (conversion)!

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