The all-new 2016 Honda Pilot isn’t simply updated—it’s all new. The third-generation crossover has been reskinned outside and in and has been re-engineered with driving dynamics that make it very different from its predecessor. Driving the highly regarded second-gen 2015 Pilot back to back with the 2016 Pilot sealed the deal, and its transformation became stunningly apparent.
As Ram, Ford, and GM pickup truck diesel engines evolved over the years, so have the automatic transmissions that back these impressive powerplants. The purpose of this report is to give you our insights on the automatics that Dodge/Ram, Ford, and GM have installed in diesel pickups from 1989 to present.
In 2015, Rolls-Royce received a 3.9-plus-billion-dollar order for delivery of 589 of its MTU 8V 199 diesel engines for the British Army’s all-new Scout Specialist Vehicle. In this configuration, the twin-turbocharged V-8 is tuned to make 820 hp along with an impressive 2,212 lb-ft of torque for the battlefield.