Saturday, April 16, 2011

Hummer H1

The Hummer H1 is a civilian off-road vehicle based on the M998 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (or Humvee), which was created by AM General. The vehicle was produced from 1992 through 2006, and was the first of what became the Hummer line. It was initially known only as the "Hummer"; however, in 1999 in a joint venture between General Motors and AM General, GM began marketing the Hummer H2, which was built on the Chevrolet Tahoe chassis. It was at this point that the original Hummer was given the H1 designation. For collectors, the most desirable model is the H1 Alpha, produced in the final model year of 2006. It had the most powerful engine and the best fuel mileage of the H1 vehicles. Overall, the H1 was a very limited production vehicle.
Hummer H1
Originally designed strictly for military use, this absolutely massive four-wheel-drive utility vehicle earned its 15 minutes of fame as a civilian conveyance when it became the ride of choice among Hollywood celebrities and professional athletes. Boasting 16 inches (40 cm) of ground clearance as well as super-aggressive approach and departure angles, the Humvee could clamber over a 22-inch (56 cm) high obstacle, handle a 60 percent grade and wade through up to 30 inches (76 cm) of water.
Hummer H1 Alpha
Hummer H1
Hummer H1 Alpha
Hummer H1 Interior

Manufacturer      AM General
Production         1992–2006
Model years      1992–2004, 2006
Assembly          Mishawaka, Indiana, United States
Class                 Large truck/SUV
Body style         4-door pickup truck
                         2-door pickup truck
                         4-door wagon
                         4-door convertible - based on High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle
Layout              Front engine, four-wheel drive
Engine              6.2 L Detroit Diesel V8
                        6.5 L Detroit Diesel V8
                        5.7 L Vortec V8
                        6.5 L turbo Detroit Diesel V8
                        6.6 L turbo DMAX Diesel V8
Transmission     GM TH400/3L80 3-speed automatic
                        GM 4L80-E 4-speed automatic
                        Allison 1000 5-speed automatic
                        Allison 1000 6-speed automatic
Wheelbase       130 in (3302 mm)
Length             184.5 in (4686 mm)
Width              86.5 in (2197 mm)
Height             77 in (1956 mm)
                       2004–06: 79 in (2007 mm)
                       Pre-2003 Wagon: 75 in (1905 mm)
Related            High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (an AM General military vehicle)


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