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Old 04-14-2009, 05:02 PM   #1
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2010 Pontiac G8s get Direct Injection...

http://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/f...6l-sidi-77935/

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For the last six months rumors have been surfacing about what the 2010 model-year would bring for the Pontiac G8. Those six months brought rumors of the death of the Pontiac brand entirely, the official death of the Holden Ute-based Pontiac G8 Sport Truck and rumors that the V6 would be changed out in the G8. Well, thanks to some keen-eyed dealerships alerting GMI, we can finally confirm that the 2010 Pontiac G8 will be getting a welcomed change; a new engine and transmission.

That's right, 2010 is bringing the now well-known direct injected 3.6L High-Feature V6 to the G8 base model. Currently the car is strapped with the port-injected 3.6L that is good for 256 HP. GMI has not yet been able to confirm the power rating of the new G8 V6, but we anticipate it to be near (likely a bit lower than) the 304 HP rating on the all-new Chevrolet Camaro and the Cadillac CTS. Aside from more power, another benefit to the direct injection technology is better fuel economy. The 2009 G8 V6 is rated at 17 MPG city and 25 MPG highway. Like the power ratings, we were unable to confirm any fuel economy projections. The same engine in the 2010 Camaro does 29 MPG, so possibly the new G8 V6 will get closer to that on the highway.

To continue on GM's method of applying the new direct injection engines and transmissions, the G8 V6 will also get a six speed automatic transmission standard. This will replace the current car's five speed automatic. At the current time no other major changes are expected, but stay tuned for developments on the 2010 G8 as we now have sources watching for more changes.
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Old 04-14-2009, 05:06 PM   #2
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Holy crap I thought you were talking about a V8 lol, damn you!
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Old 04-14-2009, 05:09 PM   #3
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Holy crap I thought you were talking about a V8 lol, damn you!
Heh...that'd be one hell of an interesting engine...
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Old 04-14-2009, 05:52 PM   #5
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so did I. I was thinking it was some VERY interesting developments, but its only the v6 di.
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17/25 how come the camaro gets 29 highway and the g8 gets 25... Whats up With that?

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Old 04-14-2009, 08:11 PM   #8
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Thats awesome G8 is heavier I believe. I don't have numbers. I'm gonna look that up unless somebody knows???
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17/25 how come the camaro gets 29 highway and the g8 gets 25... Whats up With that?

I'm gonna go with ... weight, gearing, direct injection, aerodynamics, and bad luck (for the G8).
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:17 PM   #10
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17/25 how come the camaro gets 29 highway and the g8 gets 25... Whats up With that?

The 25 MPG figure is for the current '09 G8 Sedan with the 3.6L V6 WITHOUT SIDI.

The '10 G8 Sedan with SIDI should have improved fuel economy and performance.
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:30 PM   #11
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I'm gonna go with ... weight, gearing, direct injection, aerodynamics, and bad luck (for the G8).
I can't find ANY aerodynamic/drag co-efficient numbers for the G8, but IMO the G8 looks like it would be more aerodynamic.
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:35 PM   #12
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Holy crap I thought you were talking about a V8 lol, damn you!
Word. My heart started fluttering when I opened this thread.

I test drove a G8 the other day, and if it's still around in about two years when I'm ready to buy, it's going to be AMAZINGLY hard to pick between it and the Camaro. I fell in love with the GT.
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When is the G8 supposed to get a stick? (non GXP)
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Old 04-14-2009, 11:15 PM   #14
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it wont, as the L99 V8 has the 'active fuel management' and cannot work with the manual. that is why you get the L99 with auto only and the LS3 with a manual or an auto.
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Old 04-14-2009, 11:28 PM   #15
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it wont, as the L99 V8 has the 'active fuel management' and cannot work with the manual. that is why you get the L99 with auto only and the LS3 with a manual or an auto.
Actually, the G8 GT uses a 6.0L L76 V8 with AFM...which is basically nothing more than the 6.0L Vortec 6000 V8 in the GMT-900 trucks.

There was a rumor a while back that there would be a manual GT though...
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Old 04-15-2009, 07:54 AM   #16
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Me too .. lol ...

BTW .. This was the right move for GM !

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I can't find ANY aerodynamic/drag co-efficient numbers for the G8, but IMO the G8 looks like it would be more aerodynamic.
they were all just guesses on my part. Now that I re-read it, it seems like I was giving definitive answers. It could be more aerodynamic, but the Camaro is only a little worse than average. I also don't know for sure about the gearing.

btw, by 'bad luck' I mean being on the wrong side of rounding. If the Camaro V6 had 28.51 mpg, I would assume they round up. Likewise, if the G8 had 25.49, they'd round down.
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This car looks sweet! Now if only GM decided to oficially sell Pontiacs in Europe...
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They need to sell in America first.
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Actually, the G8 GT uses a 6.0L L76 V8 with AFM...which is basically nothing more than the 6.0L Vortec 6000 V8 in the GMT-900 trucks.

There was a rumor a while back that there would be a manual GT though...
i was not sure if it was 6.0 or 6.2 the main thing is that it has AFM and because of it, you cannot get it with a manual .
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i was not sure if it was 6.0 or 6.2 the main thing is that it has AFM and because of it, you cannot get it with a manual .
i was hinting at getting the V6 with the manual. (i cant afford a V8 :( )
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