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Pickuptruck.com had the chance to drive GM pickups equipped with the new Duramax diesel, which have been revised this year to offer a stunning 360 HP and 650 lb-ft of torque. That provides enough towing power to allow owners to forego the purchase of a travel trailer. Instead, just wrap a chain around your house and drag it across the country. It's also more power than any other heavy-duty light truck, which marks just another milestone in the ongoing powertrain wars in the segment. What's surprising is not that these vehicles are capable of effortlessly towing five tons up the side of a mountain, but rather a tidbit that's buried in the last paragraph of the review. It seems as if GM may have shown that it's working on a smaller Duramax (its diesel technology partner Isuzu has a wide range of diesel engines), which might give the owners of half-ton trucks and SUVs a chance to experience diesel power and fuel economy.


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