DETROIT -- The world powertrain community lost a vigorous and learned voice in January when Donald L. Miles, until recently General Motors Corp.’s chief engineer for V-6 engines, died at age 53. Miles, who joined GM in 1970, was a tireless proponent of overhead-valve engine designs and became chief engineer for GM’s 90-degree V-6 engines in 1988. In 1993, he also assumed responsibility for GM’s 60-degree V-6 engines and later became well-known to the media as the brains behind the ...

Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)

"Prominent GM ‘Engine Guy’ Miles Dies" is part of the paid WardsAuto Premium content. You must log in with Premium credentials in order to access this article. Premium paid subscribers also gain access to:

  All of WardsAuto's reliable, in-depth industry reporting and analysis
  Hundreds of downloadable data tables including:
  •   Global sales and production data by country
  •   U.S. model-line inventory data
  •   Engine and equipment installation rates
  •   WardsAuto's North America Plant by Platform forecast
  •   Product Cycle chart
  •   Interrelationships among major OEMs
  •   Medium- and heavy-duty truck volumes
   •  Historical data and much more!

For pricing and subscription information please contact
Lisa Williamson by email: or phone: (248) 799-2642

Current subscribers, please login or CLICK for support information.

Already registered? here.