GMC Sierra finds new buyers thanks to diesel engine option

Sierra AT4 buyers are totally digging diesel power.

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When General Motors revamped its GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado full-size pickups, it included a big powertrain change: an optional diesel engine. The 3.0-liter inline-six turbodiesel was a totally new venture, but it appears the gamble is paying off.

According to a new survey conducted by GMC, as reported by Automotive News on Monday, more than two-thirds of Sierra buyers were new to diesel engines, but the better finding for the automaker is the fact half of them were new to the GMC brand. The diesel engine is doing a

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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 1500 nabs a diesel engine option

Diesel powah!


Mercedes-Benz Sprinter shoppers will find greater variety this summer with the addition of a new 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine. The German automaker announced Monday the oil burner will be available alongside the 2.0-liter turbo-four gasoline engine as a second choice for customers.

All the while, the 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 remains an option for customers looking at the heavier-duty Sprinter 2500 and greater. But the small diesel engine provides a torquey option for those in need of a little more oomph from the Sprinter 1500. The 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine makes 161 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque, which is

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Jaguar’s fresh XK engine blocks give E-Types new life, with a warranty

Ooh, shiny!


Jaguar’s 3.8-liter XK engine block has landed in some very noteworthy vehicles during its original run in the 1950s and 1960s, including the venerable E-Type coupe. Jaguar’s been making major investments in its classic-vehicle divisions of late, and its latest move will give old-car aficionados a way to get some old cars back on the road.

Jaguar announced this week that it has restarted manufacturing its 3.8-liter XK engine block. This new cast-iron block is built to the specifications of the original. Buyers can get their original engine’s serial number stamped on the new one (with an

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Chevy LS7-based crate engine makes 570 HP for your next project car

No replacement for displacement, as they say.


Engine swappers, meet a new candidate for project cars. Chevrolet last Friday revealed the LS7-based LS427/570 crate engine that packs all the goodness of the past Chevy Corvette Z06 engine with a handful of upgrades to make it even better.

Chief among the differences is horsepower. While the factory 7.0-liter LS7 V8 made 505 hp and 470 pound-feet of torque, the gearheads at the Bowtie brand have tweaked things to put out 570 hp and 540 lb-ft of torque. Best of call, this is still a naturally aspirated engine, so it still

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