Originally Posted by raj_5004
its a shame. such an excellent vehicle buried in the soil... was the hummer ever available with a diesel engine?
Yes! The H2 you see here was only the baby Hummer based on the Chevy Tahoe. Then followed the even smaller embryonic H3..
The original HMMWV (my nick, meaning High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle) was the US army version which participated in the Gulf War. It used a 6.5L naturally aspirated V8 diesel engine which made 195bhp and 590Nm of torque and had a service life of 15 years! (yes!).
When Arnold Schwarzeneggar inquired into the availability of a civilian version, GM, with rights from AM General Corp. created the H1. With a 6.5L V8 indirect injection turbodiesel engine making 205bhp and 597Nm.
Later, GM introduced their 6.6L Duramax V8 diesel which made 300 bhp and 705Nm. This stayed until 2006 before being discontinued.
Presently, a company called Predator Customs is buying used H1 and H2 models from people willing to part with them, and fitting them with tuned versions of GM's Duramax 6.6L V8, or Cummins HDS 5.9L straight 6 versions, with upto 1000bhp and nearly 2000Nm of torque, fed to all four wheels by a reinforced Allison 5-speed A/T..
My God is still alive and breathing stronger than ever! :)