Later this year, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will offer an all-new 3.0L Duramax® Turbo-Diesel engine, and this engine has the auto industry seriously impressed. No one has driven the Silverado 1500 Turbo-Diesel yet, but the specs show incredible numbers that will make it a segment leader.
The Chevy Silverado 1500 diesel engine boasts an output of 277 horsepower and a whopping 460 lb-ft of torque, higher than its biggest rival the Ford F-150, whose diesel engine only produces 250 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque.
The Turbo Diesel engine will also feature Start/Stop Technology, which turns the engine off while the Silverado 1500 is idling or in park to preserve fuel. No figures have been released for the Silverado 1500’s fuel economy when equipped with the diesel option, but Start/Stop will no doubt help to boost those numbers.
We also don’t know much about the Silverado 1500 Turbo Diesel’s towing and hauling capacity, but the incredibly high torque it delivers suggests it will most likely be at least on par with the Ford F-150’s diesel, which maxes out at 5,000 lbs.
When customers receive their Silverado 1500 Turbo Diesel trucks this summer, they’ll enjoy a 10-speed automatic transmission and either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. The diesel engine is an option on the LT, RST, LTZ, and High Country trims, though it can be added to lower trims with the addition of certain packages.
Test drive the Silverado 1500 Turbo Diesel this summer at Frederick Chevrolet.