New hood scoop for the 2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD
A few new photos of the 2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD have appeared on the automaker’s website. There is almost zero information accompanying them except for a vague statement about how more details will be available later in the next few months. However, GMC may have been beaten to the punch by its sister brand, Chevrolet. The intriguing element to the photo of the new Sierra 2500HD is the none-to-subtle hood scoop, prominently placed on the nose of the successful pickup truck platform. Since this new design feature has already been briefly explained for the heavy duty version of the 2017 Silverado, we’ll just bring you the highlights.
Why did GMC add the hood scoop to the 2017 Sierra 2500HD?
An internal combustion engine doesn’t just run on fuel alone. In order to turn chemical energy into mechanical force, air and diesel fuel must be properly mixed inside of the Duramax diesel engine in the 2017 Sierra 2500HD. When an engine can bring in more air, it can burn more fuel and produce more power. The new hood scoop for the 2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD is designed to provide around 60 percent of the air needed to achieve combustion.
Additionally, the new hood scoop will help temper the air coming into the engine. In order to pull the heaviest loads and complete the toughest jobs, engines are typically happier with cooler air being fed into the intakes.
Will the hood scoop for the 2017 Sierra 2500HD improve performance?
At the simplest level, the new hood scoop for the 2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD should have some kind of positive effect on the performance of the pickup truck. Not only is the new hood scoop built to take in as much cool air as possible, but it also works to filter out dirt and moisture. Engineers from General Motors have solved the problem of taking small droplets of water kicked up on the highway out of the air taken in by the new intake.
If you have questions about the new hood scoop for the 2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD, contact a Don Wheaton sales professional today.