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Incredible!

I wonder where they'll use the 2.0 whisper diesel?

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YESSSSSSSS!

You don't know how excited I am about that. I think I'm scaring my wife.
 
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YESSSSSSSS!

You don't know how excited I am about that. I think I'm scaring my wife.
It will work very well for my needs that have changed since I ordered my CTD 3.5 years ago.
 

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Huh, well would you just look at that.

Hope it catches on, diesel engines make a lot of sense especially for heavy vehicles because of the high torque they produce. I wouldn't personally buy one of these Equinox diesels because I'm not a fan of crossovers and I'm 99% sure they won't offer a manual transmission. I've said it before if I wasn't so stubborn about driving a manual, I would have went with a diesel Cruze. (But I'm never giving up my clutch, and you can't make me!)

Boring stuff alert:
Gas and diesel engines work in fundamentally different ways. Most gas engines draw in a fuel and air mixture, compress it, then ignite it with a spark plug. But since gas is so volatile it's prone to pre-detonation (pinging/knocking - the gas explodes in the cylinder before the spark plug ignites it) during the compression stroke if the conditions are met (Too much compression/heat and not enough octane). This is why turbo gas engines generally have lower piston compression ratios and require higher octane fuel. Pre-detonation is very harmful to a gasoline engine.

Diesel engines on the other hand use very high compression to ignite the diesel. They draw in and compress only air, and when the piston has fully compressed the air, it injects diesel which instantly detonates, no spark plug needed. This allows diesel engines to more easily accept turbo chargers since they aren't limited by pinging, they're limited by strength of the parts. That's why diesel fuel has no grades of octane. (Octane ratings are measures of resistance to pre-detonation) Diesel fuel itself has many advantages over gasoline. It contains more energy potential per gallon, and burns cooler than gasoline which is good for efficiency. Diesel fuel also has better lubrication properties, and because diesel engines have higher compression they tend to use higher strength components, both of which aid in longevity of the engines. The downside is a higher initial cost.
 

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It will work very well for my needs that have changed since I ordered my CTD 3.5 years ago.
My wife has mentioned getting a crossover in the past - and this would certainly have my vote. Near-CTD fuel economy, in a slightly bigger package. Boom.
 

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I saw that and I instantly fell in love. I want it so bad. I just hope GM knows what they are doing with all these diesels. Either they are the dumbest people in the room, or the smartest.
 

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I was just about to post this. Pretty cool that the diesel will be put in a crossover!

...and thank goodness the Equinox will be motivated by gas turbos as well. The current generation sorely needs torque.
 

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OMG, I want one!!! :)

It's pretty cool so many people are excited about this
 

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A suv getting 40 hwm mpg never thought id see the day... Cruze is rated 42 and i get expenensally more mpg imagine the new equinox.. Maybe 45 mpg hyper mileage
 

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Found this elsewhere:


  • 136 horsepower, 236 lb-ft of torque and 40 MPG highway with a 6T45 six-speed automatic for the diesel
  • 170 horsepower, 203 lb-ft of torque and 31 MPG highway with a 6T40 six-speed auto for the 1.5 gas
  • 252 horsepower, 260 lb-ft of torque, 28 MPG on the highway and a 9T50 nine-speed for the top of the range 2.0 liter
 

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What I've read has stated that the transmission for the diesel has yet to be disclosed.

GMAuthority said:
However, GM’s latest nine-speed automatic transmission will not be fitted to the 1.6L turbo diesel, and Majoros was unwilling to expand on what will provide shifting duties.

 

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This from GM:

1.6L turbo-diesel: max efficiency and capability
The 2018 Equinox is slated to be the only competitor in the North American compact SUV segment with a diesel choice for customers seeking the ultimate in fuel economy and capability. It is expected to offer a GM-estimated fuel consumption rating of 5.9 L/100km (40) mpg highway.
The 1.6L turbo-diesel is an all-new design, with output estimated at 136 hp (101 kW) at 3,500-4,000 rpm and 236 lb.-ft. of torque (320 Nm) at 2,000 rpm. A variable-geometry turbocharger helps generate a broad torque band that makes the engine very responsive at low rpm. It also features stop/start technology and is one of the industry’s most refined diesels.
 

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This also from GM:

Powertrains
Engine / Type:
1.5L turbo DOHC DI
2.0L turbo DOHC DI
1.6L turbo-diesel
Block material:
Cast aluminum
Cast aluminum
Cast aluminum
Cylinder head material:
Cast aluminum
Cast aluminum
Cast aluminum
Fuel delivery:
Direct injection
Direct injection
Direct injection
Horsepower (hp / kW):
170 / 127 (GM-estimated)
252 / 188 (GM-estimated)
136 / 101 (GM-estimated)
Torque (lb.-ft. / Nm):
203 / 275 (GM-estimated)
260 / 353 (GM-estimated)
236 / 320 (GM-estimated)
GM-est. fuel economy:
31 hwy
28 hwy
40 hwy
Transmission:
Hydra-Matic 6T40 six-speed automatic
Hydra-Matic 9T50 nine-speed automatic
Hydra-Matic 6T45 six-speed automatic


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Interesting, because the quote I posted was from Chevy's Director of Marketing. So either he was unaware it's a 6-speed - or it isn't, and it was mistakenly entered.
 

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Interesting, because the quote I posted was from Chevy's Director of Marketing. So either he was unaware it's a 6-speed - or it isn't, and it was mistakenly entered.
In the past I've seen things get switched around before production actually begins. I would have never guessed 6T45. I was thinking 6T70.

But there's still the 2.0 whisper diesel. I wonder if it will make it into the new terrain or something else?
 

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Yep, I think I've got a woody.
x2. My jaw dropped when I saw the redesign. Hopefully my dealer will get one in first and I can throw a video up for you guys.
 
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A suv getting 40 hwm mpg never thought id see the day... Cruze is rated 42 and i get expenensally more mpg imagine the new equinox.. Maybe 45 mpg hyper mileage
We have a 2015 Tahoe, and I never thought I'd see 27 mpg out of a 6,000 lb flying brick of an SUV with a V8.



 
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