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    2019 Chevrolet Silverado Offering Turbo Four-Cylinder

    Source: AutoVerdict
    May 18, 2018
    by Nick Saporito


    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.*

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    More engines? Is this an evolution of the Atlas family? That was a well regarded set of four, five and straight six engines about that size. Or has GM developed a new truck family of big fours?

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    Ilk....Big giant trucks with economy car engines and sounds. I can't wait to hear one of these giant vehicles with a "rally tuned" exhaust.

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    Ilk....Big giant trucks with economy car engines and sounds. I can't wait to hear one of these giant vehicles with a "rally tuned" exhaust.
    Eh, if you think about it, it's basically the old (well, not old old... middle-aged) LT1 as far as power figures go... the '96 Corvette was rated at 300/335, but it probably made a bit more than that. Obviously, the power curve would be a bit different (especially at low engine speeds), but honestly, by the time you're at the stall speed of the torque converter, you're into the meaty part of the torque band (of the new motor). Obviously, the sound won't be in the same ballpark, but as long as it's not buzzy, I think it'll be tolerable.

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    More importantly will be what fuel economy it gets. With decent performance, if it starts to edge towards mid-20s combined, it might start to look like a compelling choice for a lot of casual truck buyers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurnOut View Post
    Eh, if you think about it, it's basically the old (well, not old old... middle-aged) LT1 as far as power figures go... the '96 Corvette was rated at 300/335, but it probably made a bit more than that. Obviously, the power curve would be a bit different (especially at low engine speeds), but honestly, by the time you're at the stall speed of the torque converter, you're into the meaty part of the torque band (of the new motor). Obviously, the sound won't be in the same ballpark, but as long as it's not buzzy, I think it'll be tolerable.
    Middle aged LT1 power ratings or not 4cyls in full sized pick up are in my opinion are just something that should not be. Much like a $60k luxury car with a 4cyl....PASS...I don't care if it gets 40mpg to me it's just not right

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone View Post
    More importantly will be what fuel economy it gets. With decent performance, if it starts to edge towards mid-20s combined, it might start to look like a compelling choice for a lot of casual truck buyers.
    Exactly, also if the towing ratings is respectable.

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    This would make a great crate engine for a swap into a CJ, toyota, samurai, or the like.

    Hopefully that list isn't complete yet, as it is standard on only two trim, and not an option on any others. Won't have very many takers doing that.

    When are they going to release the figures on the 3.0 duramax? Many people are awaiting those numbers.

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