Diesel Engine Technology: A Responsible Choice for the Disciplined Achiever

Diesel engine technology offers a pragmatic choice for people who understand they need to get the job done and who take responsibility for improving the lives of those who depend on them along the way. Today's leading diesel engines, such as those engineered and manufactured by GMC, have raised the standards for power, gas mileage, fuel efficiency, vehicle emissions, and the environment. In other words, it's technology with a purpose.

 

POWER TO GET THE JOB DONE

The engineers at GMC understand that big ideas sometimes need big vehicles. Those vehicles are modern-day workhorses and therefore need muscle. GM designed the Allison Transmission, available in their Sierra 2500HD and 3500HD models, to have "never quit" power. In fact, GM's Allison Transmission drives the M1 tank.

 

The new generation Allison is more powerful because GM increased the output shaft diameter and clutch capacities, while juicing up the torque converter housing. The result: professional-grade vehicles that can do more, thanks to the increased power and improved acceleration of their diesel engines.

 

GAS MILEAGE AND FUEL EFFICIENCY

Diesel engines are roughly 30-35% more fuel-efficient than similar-sized gasoline engines. Superior energy density, another advantage diesel fuel has over gasoline, enables vehicles to travel farther.

 

As gas prices continue to climb, diesel fuel makes even more sense. Workers and their families need to make their wallets stretch farther. One of the most immediate ways to do that is to take advantage of the better fuel economy diesel engines provide.

 

THE ENVIRONMENT AND YOUR BUDGET: THEY ARE CONNECTED

Some technologies with environmental benefits come with a higher price tag. Thanks to its greater efficiency versus gasoline, there is no such trade-off with diesel engine technology.

 

Advances in diesel engines have created lower emissions than ever before. People who strive to live an ordered life want the power of commercial grade vehicles to get the job done, but want to do it responsibly.

 

THE ROAD TO SELF-RELIANCE IS DRIVEN BY BIODIESEL

Embracing self-reliance, engineers have improved Biodiesel.

 

Biodiesel does the following:

 

  • Further reduces carbon dioxide emissions
  • Reduces dependence on oil
  • Requires less petroleum

 

Responsible people want a practical solution to reduce waste. Biodiesel makes that happen. Diesel engine technology enables cleaner, more powerful, and renewable energy for your vehicle.