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2019 Chevrolet Silverado Turbo 4-Cylinder Specifications Released

2019 Chevrolet Silverado Turbo 4-Cylinder Specifications Released

Chevrolet has finally revealed the much-anticipated specifications surrounding its new 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder truck engine. And while this little engine is going to pack quite a punch, its fuel economy may not be has high has the hopes some had for it.

Chevy says the new engine will wear EPA ratings of 20 mpg city and 23 mpg highway when equipped with rear-wheel-drive. To put these figures into perspective, the 2019 Ram 1500 V-6 with its eTorque mild hybrid system yields an identical 20 mpg rating, while the 3.3-liter V-6 F-150 comes in at 19 mpg. There’s no word yet on the four-wheel-drive fuel economy rating.

Where the new turbo begins to shine is in context to power output. GM is rating the new engine at 310 horsepower and 348 pound-feet of torque; very impressive figures from a four-cylinder truck engine. The ratings give the turbo around a 30 percent power advantage over the competing F-150 and Ram V-6 models.

“The new Silverado 2.7L Turbo delivers impressive performance and fuel efficiency,” said Tim Asoklis, Silverado chief engineer. “It’s fun to drive every day — quick from the start, and pulling hard under acceleration. With up to 23 mpg on the highway, the truck is efficient while still offering plenty of capability to tackle weekend projects and trips to the lake.”

The 2.7-liter turbo will be standard on Silverado LT and RST trim levels. The engine is part of six different engine and transmission combinations offered on the 2019 Silverado lineup. Buyers aiming for more cylinders can still opt for a 5.3-liter or 6.2-liter V-8, depending on the trim option.





 

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  1. tripowergto
    Disappointing MPG's for the new turbo 4. The 4.3 V6 would kill it in fuel economy if GM would offer it with the 8 speed auto.
    Tone
    Kind of surprised by this as I thought this would be their gas efficiency champ. Maybe it's more about rationalizing truck powertrains? One could see them narrowing down to this and the diesel in the Colorado and this (if it gets cheap in volume) as the base engine in the full size, killing off the truck-only 4.3 V6?
    donmateo
    Lol what a waste. Should have popped a V6 in there and called it a day.

    When will the build and price be up? They're popping up on lots supposedly, but you still can't configure online.
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