DETROIT -- Every now and then, you've just gotta go for displacement. Last year, when General Motors Corp.'s Duramax 6.6L turbodiesel V-8 won a Ward’s 10 Best Engines award in its first year of production, we thought perhaps we'd just been overwhelmed by the sheer enormity of a totally new V-8 diesel with every available new-generation design trick. We just don't get diesels in this market, you know, and the Duramax is a damn good one, even if it is offered only in medium-duty pickups. ...

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