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New Chevy Tahoe LTZ Model Offers New 6.2L V-8

 New Chevy Tahoe LTZ Model Offers New 6.2L V-8
2008 Chevy Tahoe LTZ

The 2008 Chevy Tahoe covers all of the bases, from “economical” hybrid to the new high-powered 380hp (283 kW), which is 60hp more than the 5.3-liter LTZ 2007 model. As the most powerful Tahoe, the LTZ attributes its output to the Vortec 6.2-liter small-block V8 also found in the GMC Yukon Denali and Cadillac Escalade, but for a better price tag. The LTZ gets a “fuel-saving” Hydra-Matic 6L80 RWD six-speed automatic transmission which includes “tap up/tap down” capability that allows the driver to manually select upshifts and downshifts with a button on the column shifter. GM doesn't provide a 0-60mph time, but surely with a curb weight of 5245 lbs. and towing capacity of 7,900 pounds (3,583 kg), perhaps it's not the most important specification.

Source: GM
Published Dec 27, 2007 6:31 am By Brian Potter
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Expanding its range of capabilities, Chevrolet now offers a new, 6.2L small-block V-8 in the Tahoe LTZ in 2008. Rated at 380 horsepower (283 kW) and equipped with advanced technologies, it is the most powerful engine offered in the Tahoe lineup. The new engine is backed by a fuel-saving six-speed automatic transmission.

“Tahoe LTZ’s new 6.2L engine highlights the wide range of choices available to Chevy customers,” said Ed Peper, Chevrolet general manager. “It also reinforces the Tahoe’s position as the most capable full-size SUV on the market.”

The Tahoe LTZ 6.2L is available on 2WD models and bolsters a lineup that already includes a variety of powertrain options, capabilities and fuel solutions, including the all-new Tahoe Hybrid and models that are capable of running on E85 ethanol.

Advanced technologies, including variable valve timing, and a lightweight aluminum cylinder block optimize the performance and efficiency of the 6.2L engine; and its 380 horsepower (283 kW) is complemented by a strong torque output of 417 lb.-ft. (565 Nm)*.

A six-speed Hydra-Matic 6L80 RWD electronically controlled automatic transmission is paired with the 6.2L engine. It features a wide, 6.04:1 overall ratio – including two overdrive gears – that helps deliver an excellent balance of performance and fuel economy. Also, the 6L80 has a “tap up/tap down” capability that allows the driver to manually select upshifts and downshifts with a button on the column shifter.

The Tahoe LTZ 6.2L has maximum towing capacity of 7,900 pounds (3,583 kg).

Tahoe LTZ style, comfort and amenities

Like all Tahoe models, the new, Tahoe LTZ with the 6.2L engine is built on a sturdy architecture that features a stiff, boxed frame, coil-over-shock front suspension, rack-and-pinion steering and a premium interior that bolsters the vehicle’s comfort, quality and capability. Wide front and rear tracks enhance handling and lower the center of gravity for a more confident road feel.

With its uplevel trim and amenities, the Tahoe LTZ is offered with a variety of popular standard and available features, including:

  • Power-release fold-and-tumble second-row seat

  • Remote vehicle starting system

  • First- and second-row heated seats

  • Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist

  • Rearview camera system

  • Touch-screen navigation system

  • DVD rear-seat entertainment system with larger, eight-inch screen and enhanced features

  • Articulating running boards

Polished 20-inch wheels are standard on the LTZ and an available Chrome Appearance Package includes a stainless steel exhaust tip, chrome recovery hooks and the choice of one of six chrome 20-inch wheel designs.

Tahoe is also designed with a 360-degree safety system of occupant protection and crash-avoidance technology, with features such as standard StabiliTrak stability control system with rollover mitigation technology. Head-curtain side impact air bags are standard.

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Comments (8)

 radmeister radmeister
I thought this thing already had the 6.2L in it seeing how it is the same car as the escallade and yukon.
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December 28, 2007 12:27 am
 Aesthetics Aesthetics
heinously hideous. have to say the japanese are doing better while the europeans are in their own league in design. even the koreans have more attractive vehicles.
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December 27, 2007 1:44 pm
 Blaconque Blaconque
I realy like this monster but its very very... BIG on me ... and I'll broke paying fuel!!
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December 27, 2007 1:03 pm