Hummer H3 gets V8 engine

Hummer H3 gets V8 engine

Hummer will add a V8 version for the 2008 model year H3. The V8 H3 will debut at the Geneva Motor Show and will go on sale immediately afterwards. next to it Hummer will launch a a limited edition of the H3 V8 in the showroom: the Granite Edition.

The new 5.3 litre V8 engine produces 224 kW (305 HP) at 5200 rpm and has a maximum torque of 432 Nm at 4000 rpm. Equipped in this way, the HUMMER H3 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.2 seconds. The average consumption falls to 14.5 litres per 100 km (compared with 14.6 l/100 km for the H3 3.7 automatic).

Press release after the jump.

Press release

For model year 2008, Hummer has made a number of interesting changes to the H3 range. The 3.7 litre five-cylinder petrol version is now supplemented with an impressive V8. In addition, new paint colours are available, the design has been updated slightly and there is a limited edition of the H3 V8 in the showroom: the Granite Edition.

Powerful and efficient

The new 5.3 litre V8 engine produces 224 kW (305 HP) at 5200 rpm and has a maximum torque of 432 Nm at 4000 rpm. Equipped in this way, the HUMMER H3 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.2 seconds. The average consumption falls to 14.5 litres per 100 km (compared with 14.6 l/100 km for the H3 3.7 automatic).

To adapt the larger dimensions and high power output of the V8 engine block for the H3, changes have been made to the design and engineering: from chassis reinforcement to a new gearbox casing and special suspension for targeted support of the extra weight. The 5.7 V8 is coupled to the Hydra-Matic 4L60 electronically controlled four-speed automatic transmission, which allows the H3 V8 to tow a trailer (braked) of up to 2268 kg.

European première in Geneva

The H3 V8 costs € XX.XXX.XX and is available in a very luxuriously equipped trim with leather upholstery, heated front seats with 8-way electric adjustment, sports chrome accents, high quality floor covering and audio installation, including CD player with MP3 function.
The HUMMER H3 V8 will be presented to the European public for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show (6 to 16 March). The car will be available from HUMMER dealers immediately afterwards.

Granite Edition

Aiming for an extra touch of distinction, for the launch of the H3 V8 a limited edition has been produced, the Granite Edition. Only one hundred vehicles will be painted in the special Granite Black metallic colour and these ‘limited editions’ will only be available via official HUMMER dealers.

Model year changes

All H3 versions in the new model year benefit from a number of changes. Three new colours have been added to the range, the alloy wheels have a new lacquer finish and the front bumper, grille and underbody protection have a new, sturdier design. The new HUMMER H3 is available from € XX.XXX,XX.


2 comments:

why hp so low?

Is this hummer h3 alpha

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