Chevrolet announces the official figures for its new diesel engine

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 29, 2010

Amid the fierce competition in the heavy duty truck market, Chevrolet announced the official figures for its new diesel engine an impressive 397 horsepower and 765 pound-feet of torque. It appears that Chevrolet delivered on its promise last month to provide best-in-class power.

However, it faces competition from Ram, which released a new heavy duty truck late last year and Ford, which also revealed a new diesel truck.

What this means is that Chevy or GMC wins when it comes to power, but not with regards to towing capacity. Ram boasts about being powered by a 6.7-liter Cummins diesel engine, which delivers 350hp and 650 pound-feet of torque.

On the other hand, Ford's all-new 6.7-literPower Stroke diesel generates 390hp and 735 pound-feet of torque.

But even with these enormous figures, Chevy's new 6.6-liter Duramax still wins the power war due to its 397hp and 765 pound-feet, which is 32hp more powerful and its extra 102 pound-feet of torque compared to the last Duramax. When it comes to gasoline engines, the tables are turned.

Ford's 385hp and 405 pound-feet of torque give it the top spot. Chevy's 6.0-liter V-8 with 360hp and 380 pound-feet of torque and Ram's 5.7-liter V-8 with 383hp and 400 pound-feet simply lose out. When it comes to capabilities, Ram gets the third spot with 5,130 pounds of payload and 17,600 pounds of towing capacity.

GM comes in second place with 6335 pounds of payload and 20,000 pounds of towing capacity. Ford is on top with 6,520 pounds of payload and 24,400 pounds of towing.

Even when the top-shelf F-450 model is taken away, the F-250 still is the winner with 21,600 pounds of towing capacity.

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