New Duramax Turbodiesel for GM Pickup Trucks


General Motors corporation has officially announced the start of sales of Colorado and Canyon pickup trucks, armed with the 2.8-L 4-cylinder 2.8 Duramax TurboDiesel. This powerplant is capable of producing 180 HP and a maximum of 368.7 ft-lb torque.

New powerplant 2.8 Duramax TurboDiesel was officially introduced in summer 2015. However, at that time it was unclear on what exactly the cars will debut a new engine. Now General Motors has announced the start of sales for new products.

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GM representatives noted that the new Duramax diesel received an upgraded direct injection and comes with a crankshaft and connecting rods made of forged steel. The piston head is made of aluminum alloy. The company says Duramax 2.8 TurboDiesel is the cleanest diesel engine in history. This was achieved through the introduction of the EGR system. In addition, the engineers managed to lower noise and vibrations, due to the use of the CPVA device (Centrifugal Pendulum Vibration Absorber). This device helps to avoid unnecessary oscillations of the diesel engine.

New TurboDiesel engine 2.8L Duramax develops 180 HP (@3400 rpm) and 368.7 lb-ft of torque (@2000 rpm). On Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon 2017 model year pickups, the new installation will be combined with 6-band auto gearbox. According to an official press release, the trucks that use new engines able to tow a trailer weighing 7698 lbs for 2WD and 7600 lbs for 4WD versions.

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