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GMC Sierra finds new buyers thanks to diesel engine option

Sierra AT4 buyers are totally digging diesel power.


Emme Hall/Roadshow

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

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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2020 BMW X3 xDrive30e review: A compelling plug-in option

The BMW X3 is the latest compact crossover to get a plug-in powertrain.


Emme Hall/Roadshow

BMW has ambitious plans to launch 25 new electrified models by the year 2023. Some of those will be fully electric vehicles like the new i4 sedan, but the majority will be plug-in hybrids, like the 330e, the 530e or the subject of this review, the X3 xDrive30e.

Like

  • Enough electric range for short commutes
  • Plenty of room for people and things
  • Wireless CarPlay works great

Don’t Like

  • Not as powerful as its competitors
  • All the good driver-assistance features are optional

The

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2020 Chevy Corvette’s high-wing spoiler option nixed over high demand


Chevrolet

The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray hasn’t had the smoothest launch. The United Auto Workers union strike delayed production, and just as assembly lines started to churn out the mid-engined sports car, the coronavirus pandemic set in. General Motors paused all North American production to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Now, the Corvette plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky is back up and running. However, new buyers won’t find one popular option listed any longer. Corvette Blogger reported on guidance Chevy issued to dealers last Wednesday: The optional high-wing spoiler accessory won’t return in 2020 due to “overwhelming customer demand

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