2010 GMC Sierra 5.3L V8: even better MPG

2010 GMC Sierra 5.3L V8: even better MPG

We are probably still at least a couple of decades away from economically feasible commercial vans and full-size trucks that are either directly powered by electricity or equipped with a fuel-cell stack that doesn’t cost its weight in gold, but it is still a pleasure to see even minor increments in fuel efficiency when it comes to vehicles whose main purpose in life is to help their owners earn a living. General Motors has just unveiled some official fuel economy numbers for their upcoming 2010 GMC Sierra and its twin brother Chevrolet Silverado. Powered by the same 5.3-liter V8 engine, both trucks will sport significant improvements in both city and highway driving cycles.

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2006 BMW 318i/318d Touring compact wagons

2006 BMW 318i/318d Touring compact wagons

The recently introduced pair of the 2006 BMW 318i Touring and the 318d Touring compact station wagon models targets price-conscious drivers seeking a cost-effective and practical, yet luxurious-looking family car.

Equipped with the new low-displacement, but high-efficient engines, both vehicles seem to deliver just the right combination of power, torque and impressively low fuel consumption. While some snobs and cork-sniffers may sneer at a concept of a “sporty” premium wagon powered by an engine the size of a Coca-Cola can, a more pragmatic person still gets a car that is as practical, as fun to drive however ambiguous it sounds.

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2008 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid SUV is a go

2008 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid SUV is a go

The long-overdue 2008 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid SUV will, probably, be officially presented to the local public sometime before the end of year 2007. Trying to somehow off-set the huge SUV’s most glaring problem, General Motors will complement its powerful 6.0-liter V8 engine with a pair of electric motors rated at 60kW and a nickel-metal hydride battery pack placed beneath the third row.

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