Tuesday, February 23, 2010

2011 Chevrolet Sierra 2500HD: Complete first look

There are dozens of GM models to come in my annual extravaganza, but as an ex Chevy 3/4-ton owner, the 2500 is near and dear to my heart. Chevrolet has only just released photos of the 2011 Sierra 2500HD yet, but thanks to Davestuff, you'll know more about what's under the hood than GM--or your local dealer.

Photo © GM Corp

2011 at a glance:

Sierra 2500HD


 (LY6) Vortec 6.0L Variable Valve Timing V8 SFI engine
 (LMM) Duramax 6.6L Turbo Diesel V8, B5-Diesel compatible engine
 (QB5) 16" x 6.5" (40.6 cm x 16.5 cm) 8-lug painted steel wheels
 (PY2) 4 - 16" x 6.5" (40.6 cm x 16.5 cm) 8-lug chrome-styled steel wheels
 (PY0) 4 - 16" x 6.5" (40.6 cm x 16.5 cm) 8-lug polished forged aluminum wheels
 (N89) 4 - 17" x 7.5" (43.2 cm x 19.1 cm) 8-lug bright machined aluminum wheels
 (QIZ) LT 245/75R16E all-season, blackwall tires
 (QIW) LT245/75R16E on-/off-road, blackwall tires
 (ZIZ) LT245/75R16 all-season, blackwall spare tire
 (ZER) LT265/75R16E on-/off-road, blackwall spare tire
 (C6W) 9200 lbs. (4173 kg) GVWR
 (Exterior color (58U) Carbon Black Metallic
 (VBJ) LPO, Underseat storage, composite storage bin under the rear seat

New Features

 (LML) Duramax 6.6L Turbo Diesel V8, B20-Diesel compatible engine
 (LGH) Duramax 6.6L Turbo Diesel V8, B20-Diesel compatible engine (requires [ZW9] pickup box delete)
 Exterior color (GGU) Gray Green Metallic
 (ASF) Head curtain side-impact air bags, front outboard seating positions with rollover sensor
 (AJ7) Seat-mounted side-impact air bags, driver and right-front passenger for thorax and pelvic protection
 (K40) Exhaust Brake
 (PYN) 17" (43.2 cm) steel wheels
 (PYP) 17" (43.2 cm) chrome-clad steel wheels
 (PYQ) 17" (43.2 cm) machine aluminum wheels
 (PYT) 18" (45.7 cm) painted steel wheels
 (PYR) 18" (45.7 cm) forged polished aluminum wheels
 (PYS) 20" (50.8 cm) forged polished aluminum wheels
 (QHQ) LT245/75R17 all-season, blackwall tires
 (QGM) LT265/70R18E all-terrain tires
 (QWF) LT265/70R18E all-season tires
 (QFC) LT265/60R20E all-terrain tires
 (ZHQ) LT245/75R17E all-season spare tire
 (ZXT) LT265/70R17E all-terrain, blackwall spare tire
 (ZWF) LT265/70R18E all-season spare tire
 (NZ4) 17" x 7.5" (43.2 cm x 19.1 cm) full-size, steel spare wheel
 (N79) 18" x 8" (43.2 cm x 19.1 cm) full-size, steel spare wheel
 (G4A) 9300 lbs. (4218 kg) GVWR
 (GEH) 9500 lbs. (4309 kg) GVWR
 (C4M) 9900 lbs. (4490 kg) GVWr
 (C7A) 10,000 lbs. (4536 kg) GVWR


 Revised hood appearance and hood louver with new grille, all new chassis and hydraulic body mounts
 (JL4) StabiliTrak, stability control system is now standard on all models and includes electronic trailer sway control, intelligent brake assist and hill start assist
 (VYU) Snow Plow Prep Package now available on all 4WD engine and cab combinations
 Short and long box fuel tanks increased to 36 gallons

2011 chevrolet truck silverado 2500hd

Monday, February 22, 2010

2011 Buick Regal: Complete first look

It's that time of year again on Davestuff, when I bring you my world-exclusive look at the complete GM lineup for next year.

I'm starting with the Buick Regal CXL (4GL69). Normally, Regal is not a name I'd get worked up about, nor would anyone else under the age of 68 (that's not a criticism--I know what Buick owner demographics are like). But the 2011 Regal is a completely new direction for Buick. It is an actual sport sedan, with good looks and an actual six-speed transmission. Actually, enthusiasts will notice the manual transmission is not on the list yet. I'm presuming it won't be available with the base engine, only an option with the turbo, so that's a few months away. I'll update this post if it becomes available.

Wheels, 18" x 8" (45.7 cm x 20.3 cm) 13-spoke painted alloy

Wheels, 19" x 8.5" (48.3 cm x 21.6 cm) 10-spoke ultra bright machined alloy

  •   Available models include; CXL 4GL69 Base and CXL 4GK69 Turbo (Turbo not available until Q3 of 2010)
  •   (GAL) Granite Gray Metallic exterior color
  •   (GAN) Quicksilver Metallic exterior color
  •   (GAR) Carbon Black Metallic exterior color
  •   (GAZ) Summit White exterior color
  •   (GBF) Stone Metallic exterior color
  •   (GEU) Majestic Blue Metallic exterior color
  •   (AFA) Ebony leather-appointed seats
  •   (AFB) Cashmere leather-appointed seats
  •   (PCM) Comfort and Convenience Package, includes (KI6) 120-volt power outlet, (UD7) Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist, (AG2) front passenger 8-way power seat adjuster and (APH) Front passenger 4-way power lumbar seat adjuster (packaged on RL3, RL4, RL5 and RL6)
  •   (AW7) Rear seat mounted thorax air bags (packaged on RL5 and RL6)
  •   (UYE) AM/FM/XM audio system with single disc CD and MP3 player, auxiliary jack input, seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, speed-compensated volume and TheftLock (standard on RL1, RL2, RL3, RL4 and RL5)
  •   (UYS) Audio system with navigation, single CD/DVD player, 40GB Hard Drive Device, MP3 playback, HDD-based navigation and multifunction controller on the console (packaged on RL6)
  •   (UQA) harman/kardon 320-watt 9-speaker audio system feature (packaged on RL5 and RL6)
  •   (CF5) Tilt-sliding power sunroof with sunshade (packaged on RL2, RL4, RL5 and RL6)
  •   (UD7) Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist with audible warning (packaged on RL3, RL4, RL5 and RL6)
  •   (Q56) 18" x 8" (45.7 cm x 20.3 cm) 13-spoke painted aluminum wheels (standard)
  •   (LAF) 2.4L DOHC, 4-cylinder SIDI (Spark Ignition Direct Injection) engine with VVT (Variable Valve Timing) (182 hp [135.7 kW] @ 6700 rpm, 172 lb-ft of torque [232.2 N-m] @ 4900 rpm) (standard)
  •   (GNA) Front MacPherson strut suspension (standard)
  •   (GNC) Rear 4-link suspension (standard)
  •   (MH7) Hydra-Matic 6-speed electronically controlled automatic transmissions with overdrive and Driver Shift Control, tap up/tap down (standard)
Full follow. This is early order data and options, especially, will change slightly between now and the on-sale date. But you won't find this anywhere else for months--only Davestuff brings you GM before GM even knows about it!

2011 Buick Regal complete guide

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Team Lotus: the Champions

Celebrating their 1972 F1 World Championship with Emerson Fittipaldi, the John Player Team Lotus crew issued a single with this little gem. Gary Critcher at http://www.yesterdaysracers... has more