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Chevy Silverado lineup gets fuel-sipping turbo fourby Justin King
The 2019 Silverado range now includes six different engines, including several updated V8s.
General Motors has added a turbo four-cylinder engine to the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado lineup, complementing updated V8 and carryover V6 options.
The all-new 2.7-liter turbo four replaces the 4.3-liter V6 as the standard engine for top-selling LT and RST trims. It is expected to deliver 22-percent more torque, SAE-certified at 348 pound-feet and 310 horsepower.
The established 5.3- and 6.2-liter V8s have been revised with an 'industry-first' dynamic fuel management system, capable of operating in 17 different modes of cylinder deactivation.
The company also says its all-new 2.0-liter diesel inline-six will be available early next year, paired with a 10-speed transmission and start/stop tech.
Further increasing fuel efficiency, the latest Silverado has shed weight and benefits from a few aerodynamic tweaks.
"The next-gen Silverado is a bigger truck, but the chassis feels more responsive and acceleration is more pronounced," says Silverado 1500 chief engineer Tim Asoklis. "I would argue it's the best-driving truck we have ever built."