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The 2017 GMC Sierra Denali 2500HD Looks Awfully Powerful [PHOTOS]

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New photos have been released for the 2017 GMC Sierra Denali 2500 HD, which insinuate it could be more powerful than ever before

GMC has hinted the 2017 GMC Sierra Denali 2500 HD could be more powerful than the ’16 model
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The 2017 GMC Sierra Denali 2500HD is scheduled to hit dealerships this fall and the General Motors Company recently shared new photos of its updated heavy duty pickup truck.

The three new photos reveal that the 2017 Sierra Denali 2500HD will feature a functional hood scoop and more distinctive lettering for its available Duramax turbodiesel engine, but that’s where the information stops because the entirety of GMC’s new press release only contains 27 words, which are “GMC today released the first photos of the 2017 Sierra Denali 2500HD featuring a functional hood scoop design hinting at what is beneath its bold new appearance.”

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The most powerful engine option currently available for the Sierra 2500HD is a turbocharged diesel V8 that pumps out 397 horsepower and 765 lb-ft of torque. This engine works with a six-speed automatic transmission and when properly equipped, the 2016 GMC Sierra 2500HD can tow up to 18,000 pounds. Needless to say, if GMC improved on this engine, then it will be one of the most powerful motors available on the market.

Automotive researcher Edmunds reported that a GMC spokesperson said pricing information for GMC’s flagship truck will be released at a later date.

No new details have been shared about the GMC Sierra 1500, which means it could look a lot like last year’s model, unless GMC decides to faintly refresh the truck.

The Denali trim accounted for almost half of all Sierra HD sales in May, and the 2017 GMC Sierra Denali 2500HD is expected to compete with the Ford Super Duty, Chevy Silverado 2500HD, and RAM 2500.

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Gallery: Check Out the 2017 GMC Sierra Denali 2500 HD

  • Rod ShelffoContributor

    After four years in The Marine Corp, Rod formed a career at Hatfield Buick GMC that has spanned more than 25 years. He is married to Lori, has one daughter, Staci, and two grandkids, Kimberlyn and Kaden. He's an avid golfer and past president and active member of the Redlands Optimist Club.