GM Announces Light-Duty Diesel

September 20, 2006
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General Motors has announced it will introduce a new V-8 turbodiesel that improves fuel
efficiency by 25 percent. It is scheduled for pickup trucks under 8,600 pounds gvwr after
2009. The premium V-8 diesel is expected to deliver class-leading torque, power and
refinement, while maintaining a significant mileage advantage over comparable-output
gasoline engines.

According to GM, the new dual-overhead cam, four-valve-per-cylinder V-8
engine may produce 360 hp and will fit within the same space as a small-block V-8 gasoline
engine.

“This new GM light duty diesel is expected to become a favorite among customers who
require excellent towing ability and fuel efficiency,” said Tom Stephens, group vice
president, GM Powertrain. “It will meet the stringent 2010 emissions standards, and it will
be compliant in all 50 states.”

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