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.
The Chevrolet Truck Legends program recognizes drivers that have driven over 100,000 miles in their pickups or who have purchased or leased more than one new Chevy truck. Chevrolet brand pickups have been on the market for an entire century, making them a new standard in the industry. With incredible power, capability, and quality, it’s easy to see why Chevy trucks have lasted this long.
According to Chevrolet, the Chevy Silverado 1500 is by far the most popular truck offered by the American auto company. A majority of the members in the Chevy Truck Legends program own Silverado 1500 trucks. Launched in September 2016, the program provides many perks for its 5,400+ members. For example, some members have had a chance to score front-row seats at concerts, to see Major League Baseball games, and even to meet Dale Earnhardt Jr.
“We had an incredible response to the Truck Legends pilot program, and greatly appreciate the owners who have shared their stories,” said Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet Trucks Marketing director. “We look forward to hearing from customers across the country, and for the opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to our most loyal customers.”
The Truck Legends program is a great way to celebrate 100 years of Chevy trucks. Here at Ryan Chevrolet, we couldn’t be more thrilled to see that Chevy trucks are as popular as ever before. If you’re interested in your own Chevy pickup, give us a call or stop by Ryan Chevrolet today.