PI Propane Autogas GM Gen IV 6.0L V8 for OEMs

March 05, 2014

Powertrain Integration (PI) now offers a GM 6.0 liter Vortec V8 that brings to the medium-duty market the proven performance and reliability of PI’s popular gasoline powered GM 6.0L L96 with the benefits of propane autogas. Powertrain Integration partner CleanFuel USA contributes its Liquid Propane Injection (LPI) system to the GM 6.0L LC8 V8 LPG.

The GM 6.0L LC8 combines the great strength and refined, quiet operation expected of the Gen IV Vortec with 332 horsepower at 4400 and 370 lb-ft of torque at 4400 RPM. Unlike most consumer product engines, the GM 6.0L LC8 has been dynamometer emissions certified which greatly reduces the cost of overall vehicle emissions certification. Validated for heavy duty use in applications from 8,500 lbs up to 23,500 lbs GVWR (CARB: 14,000-23,500 lbs), the GM 6.0L LC8 is approved for on-highway use in all 50 U.S. states and Canada.

Powertrain Integration’s proprietary programming of the GM E78 engine control module allows further refinement of the LC8 LPG for specific applications. Installed, Powertrain Integration’s GM 6.0L V8 LC8 yields vehicle weights approximately 500 lbs lighter than comparable diesel engines. With propane costing approximately half per gallon less than diesel and no need for DEF, exhaust regens, or DPF service, the LC8 LPG delivers greatly reduced total cost of ownership.

The GM 6.0L LC8 V8 is designed for dedicated gaseous fuel operation with either propane autogas (LPG) or compressed natural gas (CNG); however, PI can also provide the GM 6.0L L96 V8 for gasoline use. Regardless of fuel type, inherent qualities of the GM 6.0L V8 are abundant cab and body heat accompanied by smooth, quiet, responsive power eliciting superior driver experience. Depending upon the application, the L96 and LC8 pair well with the GM Hydra-Matic or Allison 1000 Series automatic transmissions. Powertrain Integration engineering and sales staff are dedicated to finding optimal vehicle solutions using these tested combinations.

“The industry has embraced the GM 6.0L as a diesel replacement; PI is pleased to supply and support the LC8 LPG as an alternative fuel solution,” offered Powertrain Integration President Robert Pachla.

Powertrain Integration GM LC8 6.0L engine with CleanFUEL USA Liquid Propane Injection

Powertrain Integration GM 6.0L LC8 engine with CleanFUEL USA Liquid Propane Injection.