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GM Suburban Available In A Diesel Yet?  
User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1522 times:

Is the GM Suburban available in a Diesel yet? I heard something a while ago that they were going to have it available with the Duramax Diesel (engine on select Sierra and Silverado pick-ups) to compete with Ford's Excursion which is available with the Ford Powerstroke Diesel engine (engine on F-250 and F-350) or gasoline engine.

Anyone know if this is true?

If so, when will it be available or is it available already?

I'm not a big fan of big giant SUVs, but I was just curious to see if GM will counter Ford.

And yes, I do know that Ford will be discontinueing the Excursion after 2004.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Regards


"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
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User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week ago) and read 1473 times:

My friend has a 2000 Suburban with the 6.5 diesel engine, and loves it. I remember reading that the Duramax was to be offered with the Suburban but derated to 250 hp, because the Aliston transmission wouldn't fit in the Suburban. However, it has been a really long time, and am now wondering if GM still plans on bringing it out. All I know is that the 6.5 Subs hold their value exceedingly well, which shows that there is some demand for this type of vehicle.


"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
User currently offlineDC10Tony From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1462 times:

BA-

GM was having trouble fitting the Allison trans. underneath the Yukon/Suburban, so that's why there's no diesel.

GM 2500 Suburbans with the 8.1L V8 can tow up to 12,000 pounds, two tons more than an Excursion, with this type of towing power from a big V8, the only advantage of the diesel is slightly better fuel mileage.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39707 posts, RR: 75
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 3 hours ago) and read 1438 times:

The diesel engine was availible in the suburbans from 1977 till 1996.
GM used a 6.2 liter V8, then a 6.5 liter V8 and now they have this new Duramax diesel engine.

300 horsepower at 3100 rpm and 520 lb.-ft. of torque at 1800 rpm.

I don't have MPG figures but I am sure it's close to 20 mpg.

Gas engines don't even come close to this.
I think all full size trucks should come standard with diesel engines.

BA, the duramax diesel Suburbans will be out in January 2003.  Smile



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User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 2 hours ago) and read 1426 times:

Wow, that's great news.

If only more regular cars had diesel.

Regards



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months ago) and read 1415 times:

Superfly, GM sold Subs with diesels beyond 95, as my friend has a 2000 Suburban 6.5 Turbodiesel.


"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39707 posts, RR: 75
Reply 6, posted (11 years 11 months ago) and read 1424 times:

Thanks Captaingomes.

Those damn salesmen don't know $h!t!  Pissed



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User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 7, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1408 times:

Funny how I have never seen a Diesel Suburban. All the Suburbans I've seen have the quiet gasoline engine sound and not the diesel engine sound.

Or is this Suburban Diesel extremely quiet?

Regards



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39707 posts, RR: 75
Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1406 times:

BA:
Most idiots that buy these things get the el cheapo version with the smallest availible engine and 2X4 drive.

People that actually NEED these SUVs go for the diesel and or 4X4 option.

Usually you have to go with the heavy duty version (3500) to get the diesel engine. Yuppies that go out and buy these to haul around there kids only go for looks and get the 1500, lighter weight version that dosen't come with diesel.

Most lots have more gas version than diesel versions.
Also, the salesmen just wants to make a sale and get them off the lot.



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User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1415 times:

You can tell the diesel versions of the old style Suburban, made until 2000 or so, and the pickups of that era too, because they have openings in the bumpers, right by the license plates. Kind of hard to visualize right now, but if you see it, you'll know what I mean. And no, the 6.5 isn't quiet at all, sounds like a school bus, but the older 6.2's were actually very quiet.


"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
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