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GMC recently added a hybrid-powered version to its full-size pickup line, though it doesn't include the assist of an electric motor and only saves about a mile per gallon. It employs a flywheel-alternator starter system that's used to de-power its 5.3-liter V-8 engine when the vehicle is stopped to realize about a ten-percent increase in fuel economy. The onboard electric motor can also be used as a portable generator on a job site or at the campground. With an all-encompassing array of configurations, the Sierra, along with its Chevrolet counterpart, the Silverado, can meet a wide range of buyers' needs. A wide range of available powerplants includes the standard 4.3-liter V-6, as well as optional 4.8-liter, 5.3-liter, and 6.0-liter V-8 engines. Heavy Duty models can be fitted with a diesel V-8 or a big-block 8.1-liter gasoline V-8. The 1500 Denali version includes the top V-8 engine and a long list of included amenities. A new-for-2006 VortecMAX performance package is available for light-duty trucks, and includes a 6.0-liter V-8 and enhanced towing package, with a limited-slip differential that's housed in a new, 9.5-inch rear axle, Also, the available Duramax 6.6-liter diesel V-8 is enhanced for 2006 with features that enable smoother, more refined performance with less smoke. A new Allison 1000 six-speed automatic transmission is available for heavy-duty models equipped with the Vortec 8100 V-8 or Duramax Diesel engines. Also for 2006, half-ton extended cab/short box models and new base-model 1500 SL Crew Cab models (with 2WD and 4WD) that carry a lower retail price than previous Crew Cab models are added to the line. What's more, 20-inch chrome wheels become newly available on SLE and SLT 2WD and 4WD Extended Cab and Crew Cab models with the Sierra Special Edition package.

2005 GMC Sierra Performance Edition by Eric Peters (6/20/2005)
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