GM says dont look at EPA rating for 4 cylinder - Chevy Silverado Diesel Forum
 
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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-29-2018, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
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GM says dont look at EPA rating for 4 cylinder

As criticisms begin to grow around the Silverado's latest powertrain option, GM has reached out to provide some clarification in regards to fuel economy. The new 2.7l only provides an additional 1mpg more than the 4.3 V6, which really isn't anything. Their response?
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"Don't look at the label". "We're as good or better than them (Ford) in every step."
http://www.autonews.com/article/2018...ylinder-engine
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-02-2018, 11:20 AM
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So rather than implying that they will be looking into making some changes/updates to the trucks software, they are basically saying this is as good as it gets? Curious to see what the real world numbers actually are, as we know that the EPA ratings are only in optimal conditions.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-13-2018, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
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I'm not sure what people were hoping for from an overworked 4 cylinder. Though the output numbers have improved over the V6, a higher revving engine just isn't going to be all that efficient.
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I'm not sure what people were hoping for from an overworked 4 cylinder. Though the output numbers have improved over the V6, a higher revving engine just isn't going to be all that efficient.
Its just a wake up to the new reality of pickups these days but very soon hybrid pickups will be among us, making it easy to look past whats no more than place holders till they arrive.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-08-2019, 10:05 AM
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Haven't been all that impressed with FCA's new mild hybrid in the Ram. But I've been seeing some really impressive electric pickup concepts from Rivian and Atlis.
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There is a rise of more versatile platforms that can work if more casual pickups become a thing, essentially becoming a SUT type of pickup.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-10-2019, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
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The figures we've been seeing from these new independent automakers is just vaporware imo. 20,000lb towing capacity in an electric pickup? Does the range go down to like 15 miles in that scenario?
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