Introduced for the 2022 model year, the Denali Ultimate trim level is positioned as the range-topping trim for the GMC Sierra 1500 lineup. For 2023, it features a new set of wheels, and now, we’ve captured the first live photos of the 2023 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate wearing these new and exclusive shoes.
The 22-inch seven-spoke ultra-bright machined wheels with bright chrome accents and dark paint (RPO code SMR) are now standard affair on the 2023 Sierra 1500 Denali Ultimate. They replace the 22-inch Low Gloss Black aluminum wheels with machined accents (Q7L) which were standard on the 2022 Sierra 1500 Denali Ultimate.
As a reminder, the GMC Sierra 1500 Denali Ultimate boasts a bevy of upscale upgrades and updates, the most notable being the Vader Chrome exterior accents. This sinister accenting also applies to the front and rear GMC badging. As previously mentioned, the 2023 Sierra Denali Ultimate features new 22-inch wheels.
Moving to the interior, the Sierra Denali Ultimate features a unique Alpine Umber interior colorway, with full-grain leather seating equipped as standard. This leather treatment is accompanied by authentic open-pore Paldao wood trim, plus heated and ventilated 16-way power front seats with a massage function. In the technology department, the range-topper features a 12-speaker Bose Premium Series stereo with Centerpoint surround sound and GM’s hands-free, semi-autonomous Super Cruise driving assistant.
In regard to the powertrain, the Sierra Denali Ultimate is equipped with the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, rated at 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, which is mated to the GM 10-speed automatic transmission. The 3.0L I6 LZ0 turbodiesel Duramax engine, rated at 305 horsepower and 495 pound-feet of torque, is also available.