2017 GMC Sierra 2500/3500HD: currently using a Hood Scoop in addition to an Optional Diesel
Like its corporate sibling, the Chevrolet Silverado heavy-duty pickup, the GMC Sierra HD inherits an overhauled Duramax diesel engine option for 2017, which brings with the item a nifty hood scoop. A 360-hp gasoline-fueled 6.0-liter V-8 remains standard in addition to does not get the hood scoop.
The V-8 diesel engine actually is actually the big news in heavy-duty Sierra land for 2017. of which’s largely because of the 6.6-liter engine’s huge output numbers, via its 445 horsepower to its 910 lb-ft of torque. Those figures are up by 48 horsepower in addition to 145 lb-ft over last year’s Duramax, putting the item right inside hunt with Ford’s 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel (440 horsepower, 925 lb-ft) in addition to Ram’s Cummins 6.7-liter diesel (385 horsepower, 900 lb-ft). Improvements include the ability to run on B20 biodiesel as well as a damped steel oil pan in addition to completely new rocker cover in addition to fuel-system addenda of which GMC claims will reduce noise.
Furthermore, the engine boasts a completely new in addition to stronger block, higher-flow pathways for oil in addition to coolant, electronic turbocharger control, in addition to a completely new fuel system. of which hood scoop even plays a role beyond vanity: the item’s part of a completely new air-intake system of which contributes to the diesel’s power production. A carryover Allison 1000 six-speed automatic transmission (albeit using a higher torque capacity in addition to a completely new torque converter) bolts up behind the completely new Duramax. Having already experienced the diesel inside 2017 Silverado, we can attest to its relative quietness as well as its prodigious power.
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There are few alterations for the 2017 GMC Sierra heavy-duty trucks aside via the optional Duramax. Buyers can still choose between 2500 in addition to 3500 grades, two- or four-wheel drive, in addition to four trim levels: base, SLE, SLT, in addition to Denali. A base, regular-cab 2500HD runs $35,085, while a 3500HD Denali 4×4 with the longer of the two available bed lengths starts at $59,830. The diesel engine adds $9005–$9255 to the cost of the Sierra 2500HD in addition to 3500HD.