General Motors and joint venture partner Isuzu Motors are celebrating the production of the 1.5 millionth Duramax Diesel engine at the DMAX Ltd. plant.
The General offers two 6.6 liter Duramax V8 engines its line of vehicles, including:
- The 6.6 liter LGH Duramax offered in the Chevy Express and GMC Savana that’s good for 260 horsepower and 525 lb.-ft. of torque, as well as
- The 6.6 liter LML Duramax available in the Chevy Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD that makes 397 horsepower and 765 lb.-ft. of torque at 1,600 RPM. The engine is a four-valve high pressure common rail direct injection diesel with a particulate filter to meet current emissions standards.
GM introduced the Duramax diesel in the United States for the 2001 model year as the top-of-the-line engine in the Chevy Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD line of pickup trucks. As of this writing, GM owns 60 percent of the venture while Isuzu owns the remaining 40. The 584,000 square-foot DMAX facility in Moraine, Ohio employs 517 employees and was originally established in 1998.
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