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Ron Westphal Chevrolet is having special event.
For those who are concerned, perhaps rightly so, that future all-electric vehicles will not be fun to drive have reason to relax, at least regarding GM’s EVs. According to Car and Driver, Al Oppenheiser, chief engineer of the Chevrolet Camaro program for the past decade, has been reassigned to the automaker’s electric vehicle group. His replacement as Camaro chief engineer will be Mark Dickens, currently executive director of Performance Variants, Parts, Accessories, and Motorsport Engineering. Oppenheiser, the genius behind both the fifth and sixth generation Camaro programs, has rightly earned his place in Camaro history.
After all, he was also responsible for the Camaro Z/28 and ZL1. The Camaro community, outside of GM, has enormous respect for him as well. But why is Oppenheiser moving to a new department that, seemingly, is the exact opposite of what’s been doing so well for so long? Because GM wants to get electrification right. It realized it needs to have its very best working on current and future projects. GM spokesman Michael Albano told C/D that Oppenheiser will remain a chief engineer.
“We have launched the final variant of this generation of Camaro, so the time is right for him to make a change,” Albano said. But wait a minute? Does Oppenheiser’s new gig mean a Camaro EV is in the works? What about another all-electric sports car?
At this stage, GM refuses to go into specifics, though it has not “ruled out in the future that we (could) have performance cars that are electrified.” In fact, Oppenheiser will not work on any specific vehicle but rather a range of EVs with various body styles. Because of Oppenheiser’s well-deserved reputation and status with the Camaro program, GM expects more great things from him in his new gig.
“Now he’s moving to an area where we can’t afford not to deliver the right kind of vehicle to customers,” Albano added. Oppenheiser will begin work in his new job early next year.
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Can advances in traction aids and winter tires turn high-powered sports cars into year-round Snowbelt rides?
To those of us who endure Michigan winters, with their coatings of dirty slush and skies the color of raw aluminum, the harbingers of spring are keenly cataloged. In grade school, we were taught to be on the lookout for the return of that prodigal son of the avian world, the robin. To the frostbit and vitamin D deficient, the presence of the orange-breasted bird inspires hope that light and warmth will indeed return eventually.
Birds are nice and all. But, for us, the ultimate sign of spring is catching sight of the year’s first Corvette. Thirty years ago, nobody drove their Corvettes in the winter. Not in the upper Midwest, anyway. Nobody. No, winter was the season when you broke out the old Plymouth Volaré and mounted big gnarly snow tires on the rear (steering fidelity is a modern fascination).
But these days, well, most people still don’t drive their Corvettes in snowy-region winters. But some do. A few. We do. For more than a decade, technology has been chipping away at the reasons to hibernate your sports car. Anti-lock brakes begat traction control, which begat stability control, which made better use of available traction. Concurrently, development of non-knobby, non-studded winter tires (you’re not supposed to call them snow tires anymore, except that everyone in the Snowbelt still does) improved traction on snow and ice, increasing not just performance, but comfort.
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For a large family, a king-size SUV like the 2019 Chevrolet Suburban might be the right vehicle for the job of taking that trip over the river and through the woods for some seasonal Thanksgiving eats. The Suburban seats up to nine in three rows and provides ample cargo space in the rear. Such king-size accommodations, though, don’t come cheaply, either in the purchase price or the cost of feeding this beast of burden. How much would it cost to fill one up for a trip to Grandma’s house this Thanksgiving?
Good news: It’d be a lot less than last week, per the national average for gas prices. The AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report said the average price of regular gas was $2.60 on Wednesday, down 8 cents from a week ago and 31 cents less than in early October, when pump prices began to drop.
So what does that look like coming out of your wallet? Here’s what it would cost to fill the Suburban’s 31-gallon tank based on prices posted early Wednesday by AAA:
Gas prices have steadily declined for seven weeks in a row, lowering the cost of driving on the busy Thanksgiving weekend. Pump prices fell throughout the country the past week, and the biggest declines were in the Great Lakes and Great Plains areas. Regular fell 8 cents in Kansas, Missouri and Ohio, and 10 cents in Iowa. The average price of regular has dropped 29 cents over the past three weeks in Iowa.
The national average for premium gas was $3.19, down 6 cents from a week ago, and diesel fuel was $3.22, down 3 cents.
Even with the steady slide in pump prices, however, GasBuddy.com noted that they are still the highest since 2014 for Thanksgiving Day, a time when millions of Americans travel by car to visit family and friends. If you’re taking a Suburban along for the trip, you’ll have it comparatively easy for this year – but not as easy as the same time in years past.
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The Silverado’s new turbo four will make you forget about the V6.
Chevrolet’s new has a lot going for it. Sure, its design is polarizing, and the interior’s design and materials are kind of a letdown. But the fact of the matter is that the 2019 Silverado is lighter, more capable, more efficient and roomier than .
Perhaps the biggest shock to hardcore truck fans, however, is the arrival of a turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. Yes, a four-banger in a full-size pickup truck. This 2.7-liter I4 will soon serve as the base power plant on the Silverado’s LT and RST trims, replacing the 4.3-liter V6 that’ll now only be available on the entry-level Work Truck and Custom models.
Relatively speaking, an inline-four withis a whopper of an engine. But Chevy says this motor was developed from the ground up for truck applications, and produces a healthy 310 horsepower and 348 pound-feet of torque. It certainly bests the 4.3-liter V6’s 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet, at any rate.
Not only is the I4 engine more muscular, it has a wider, daily-driving-friendly power-band, with peak torque available from 1,500 to 4,000 rpm. The V6, on the other hand, doesn’t hit its torque peak until 3,900 rpm.
The turbo four also stacks up favorably against competing base power plants. It packs a bigger wallop than the Ford F-150’s 3.3-liter V6 (290 horsepower and 265 pound-feet). And it also edges out the 310 horsepower and 269 pound-feet offered in the3.6-liter mild-hybrid V6.
Towing and hauling capabilities aren’t too shabby, either. Depending on drive and cab configuration, the four-cylinder Silverado, along with an eight-speed automatic transmission, can pull up to 7,200 pounds with a max payload of 2,280 pounds.
For more view about the Silverado 4 cylinder engine please view Source: 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2.7L Turbo first drive review: A better base offering
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