Chevrolet has announced an additional engine for the all-new 2019 Silverado pickup. The brand will rollout an all-new 2.7-liter four-cylinder turbo, which will effectively replace the current truck’s V-6 engine.
The new turbo engine comes as a bit of a surprise, given Chevrolet has already released the engine list for the 2019 Silverado, which had included a diesel and two gas V-8’s. Nonetheless, the new 2.7-liter will pack an impressive 310 horsepower and 348 pound-feet of torque, which is about 22 percent more than today’s 4.3-liter V-6 found in the Silverado. That torque level is delivered from 1,500 to 4,000 rpm.
The torque is sent through GM’s eight-speed automatic transmission.
“The new 2.7L Turbo is a technological marvel, with our most advanced valvetrain,” said Tom Sutter, chief engineer for the 2.7L Turbo. “With a broad, flat torque curve and quick throttle response, it punches above its weight, delivering surprising performance and efficiency.”
Chevrolet says it expects the Silverado to have a 0-60 mph time of under seven seconds when equipped with this engine.
In addition to announcing this engine, GM has also confirmed the 4.3-liter V-6 will hang around as the base engine on the work truck trim level. Both engines will join new versions of the 5.3-liter and 6.2-liter V-8’s, and a new 3.0-liter turbo-diesel.
The below chart depicts which engine will be offered on which trim level of the 2019 Silverado. There’s so many engines, a chart is almost required to keep it straight.
|Trim||4.3-liter V-6||2.7-liter Turbo||5.3-liter V-8 w/AFM||5.3-liter V-8 w/ DFM||3.0-liter Diesel||6.2-liter V-8 w/ DFM|
|Custom Trail Boss||Std.||Avail.|
|LT Trail Boss||Std.|