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Old 08-18-2018, 08:09 PM   #1

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GM polling customers about engine options, including hybrid V8 and 4 cylinder

What do you guys think?
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Old 08-18-2018, 08:19 PM   #2
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The sad part is the inclusion of hybrid power, shows you where it's going.

It like the 2.7 truck motor ....... in a truck
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Old 08-18-2018, 08:32 PM   #3

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Don't kill the 6 for some crappy 4 cylinder. Slap the twin turbo 6 in for an extra Four G's that would be money well spent
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Old 08-18-2018, 09:28 PM   #4

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$4k for an extra 90 HP on the hybrid V8 really isn't bad.
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Old 08-18-2018, 09:49 PM   #5
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About time they killed the V6. With the 4 turbo, that engine has become completely irrelevant. I’m all for a hybrid V8 though! If they can find a way to get the electric motors to power the front wheels, without going midengine, then that would be incredible.
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Old 08-18-2018, 09:54 PM   #6
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Old 08-18-2018, 10:39 PM   #7
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I'd be happy with the 2.7 turbo!
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Old 08-18-2018, 10:51 PM   #8
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Why too funny how you are receiving the surveys and I am not. I have spent over 250k in 3 years on GM vehicles.
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Old 08-18-2018, 11:46 PM   #9

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I know it's heresy but if that 4 cylinder hybrid is a plug-in that can run off purely electric power when needed, that sounds pretty attractive.

The v8 hybrid doesn't sound like a good deal to me and it'd only make the car already way more expensive when sales might be hurting due to price as-is. I think the v8 should be left alone and offered as an alternative to the 4 cylinder hybrid.

Ie: You'd pay the same price for a hybrid 4 or natural v8. Perks of the former are fuel economy. Perks of the latter are probably better sound and 0.4 seconds faster. I think people would naturally gravitate to what they want and you'd capture a good cross-section of the performance market by offering both and keeping it within a reasonable price.

And then, if it turned out sales of the hybrid were way higher than expected, offer the hybrid v8 in a future model year and see what the demand is. You'd have to tread carefully because this encroaches on ZL1 territory performance-wise, unless they would plan to offer it in the ZL1 and phase out the supercharged v8.
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Old 08-19-2018, 12:04 AM   #10
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I filled out this survey that was emailed to me. Pretty short and sweet. V8 or 4 cylinder. No brainer for me.

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Old 08-19-2018, 02:21 AM   #11

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Either they kill the V6 or the V8. It’ all about emissions. The Hybrid is just the consequence. Look at the Porsche Panamera E- Hybrid it is a fantastic sport / sedan car. Sooner or later we will have in all engines a hybrid or just pure e-power.
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Old 08-19-2018, 02:27 AM   #12

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i was asked to sign up in an email when I bought my 17 Silverado and registered it here https://my.chevrolet.com/myvehicle. i got the survey.
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Old 08-19-2018, 03:39 AM   #13

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it does seem like the 6 cylinder will be going away,already did with the mustang.
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Old 08-19-2018, 07:55 AM   #14
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not really sold on a hybrid motor, an additional 90HP for 4k is nice.
Whats the weight of the batteries to produce an extra 90HP?
If my batteries need to cool down/drained, am I just lugging extra weight?

I'll take my v8+supercharger combo. Low maintenance, more power gain, power when I need it, cheaper overall.
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