Last month, Chevrolet announced a brand new engine for its 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 model: the 2.7-liter Turbo four-cylinder engine. This engine will replace the outgoing 4.3-liter V6 while still offering 22% more torque.
The new engine will be standard on LT and RST trims and generate 310 horsepower and 348 lb-ft of torque. With the 2.7-liter Turbo four-cylinder engine, the Silverado 1500 will launch from 0 to 60 miles per hour in fewer than seven seconds. The engine delivers greater torque than (yet comparable payload capability to) competitors like the Ram 1500 Big Horn’s 3.6-liter V6 and the Ford F-150 XLT’s 3.3-liter V6.
According to Chevy, the new turbo engine is unique because of its double overhead cam valvetrain, which allows for the first use of Chevy’s Active Fuel Management on a four-cylinder engine. This also enables continuously variable valve timing and high- and low-lift valve profiles.
Other features of Chevy’s new Silverado engine include a variable-pressure oiling system, an electric water pump, Active Thermal Management, direct fuel injection, oil jets, an integrated exhaust manifold, and stop/start technology. The engine is mated to a Hydra-Matic eight-speed automatic gearbox.
The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will be available at Ryan Chevrolet this fall.