General Motors has long been known as a maker of some of the most potent V6 and V8 gasoline engines. So it’s a bit of a pleasant surprise to see it has churned out some 500,000 diesel engines at its Rayong, Thailand Powertrain plant.
GM Powertrain Thailand recently celebrated the 500,000th diesel engine milsteone for its Duramax 2.5L and 2.8L motors.
Since its official start in 201, the facility has been providing the 2.5- and 2.8-liter Duramax power units for the Chevrolet Colorado and Trailblazer.
The very first GM diesel engine plant in the world doesn’t just build these mills but puts a lot of innovative technologies into each one.
You’ve got a fixed turbo for the 2.5L and a variable geometry turbo for the 2.8L
There are also integrated oil coolers, high-pressure common rail direct injection, and EGR coolers—all of which make them ultra efficient yet deliver maximum power.
Moreover, each one can be Euro-6 compliant if need be.
Top officials were on hand during the milestone celebration and assured everyone that GM Powertrain Thailand wil continue to strive towards excellence and putting together more diesel powerplants down the line.