GM Announce New V8 Diesel

Beginning 2009, GM have announced they will be producing a new small block 4.5L V8 turbo-diesel for the GM Zeta platform - which of course includes our current VE Commodore range. The new tree-hugging engine will churn out 230kW of power with an impressive 700Nm of torque available on tap at just 2,000rpm.
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Fuel-efficiency is drastically improved by twenty-five percent and our ozone layer will thank the thirteen percent reduction in CO2 emissions compared to petrol engines in identical vehicles.

While there is no official word on whether this engine will make it into Australian production vehicles, with Australia's love for the V8 and fuel prices on the rise, it would seem logical that we would see it as part of the Holden line-up in the near future.

To accomodate the new engine, GM have also announced a $100 million upgrade to their Tonawanda engine plant to meet the needs of producing the diesel.

George Skentzos