The 2018 GMC Sierra 3500HD could hold the most powerful Diesel engine from the automaker’s side. All upscale HD pickups are designed for hard work without letting the driver do anything. The aim is always oriented towards driver capability and an uncontested blend of functionality. That is what the GMC 3500HD 2017 model was and that is exactly what this 2018 model facelift is aimed to excel upon.
What type of engine is in the new 2018 GMC Sierra 3500HD?
Sierra’s Duramax turbocharged diesel is something legendary in today’s market. This was precisely why its engine connoisseurs had constantly worked to improve its durability and performance. The results were seen in the previous 6.6-liter V8 diesel mill in Sierra 2500HD and also 3500HD was owing to their relentless pursuit.
However, mill engineers are likely to spur more power and ability in the 6.6 liter V8. For that, they are likely going to make use of an all new induction system. This will possibly draw in more air through its neatly designed scoop which is well integrated with a bold and well-molded hood. Their aim is to improve air flow which will lead to more motor HP.
This resulted in a revamped power Duramax diesel 6.6 liter V8 powertrain which will be a tad better than the existing power outputs. The 2017 Sierra 3500HD is measured to produce 910 lb-ft and 445 HP and with its speculated improvements, figures shall definitely see a surge.
Also a very quiet powertrain:
The 2018 GMC Sierra 3500HD engine could also be sound in terms of noise. This could be due to its updated fuel system; it’s fuel injectors which are clamped with the cylinder head. Plus there could also be acoustic treatments on its rocker covers.
Wonderful control and capability of new 2018 GMC Sierra 3500HD:
The GMC Sierra 3500HD 2018 could also bring in a bit more improvements in its towing and hauling capabilities. It’s Sierra 3500HD 2017 comprised of numerous features thereby allowing heaviest of loading and trailering tasks.
One can expect these features to be retained but with slight tweaks here and there. Some of the tech specs include:
- Digital steering assisting system
- Integrated Trailering Brake controlling system
- Upgraded trailering camera
- Hill start assist feature.
- Trailer Sway controllers.
- And upgraded exhaust brakes in conjunction with Allison transmission.
Other powertrain variant of the 2018 GMC Sierra 3500HD:
The GMC Sierra 3500HD 2018, along with this power-loaded engine will also come with a gasoline motor variant. That namely is a 5.3-liter V8 mill mated to 6-speed transmissions much like its diesel variant. All in all, the power outputs of this gasoline variant reads 355 HP of power and 383 lb-ft of torque.
What design changes we can expect in the 2018 GMC Sierra 3500HD?
Every single detail is meant to machine muscle. The huge chrome grille instantly means business and there’s more chrome in the equally immense front fender. It sports fog lights on either end with mega headlamps with two thick layers of LEDs on them. Overall from up front, this 2018 GMC Sierra 3500HD looks mammoth from up front.
2018 GMC Sierra 3500HD Pricing, Release and Competition:
Pricing for this model minus added packages is expected to start from around $35,000. Facing competition from the likes of RAM 3500, Chevrolet Silverado 3500, Ford F-350 Super Duty. Finally, the upcoming 2018 GMC Sierra 3500HD will release before 2017 ends.